Our Technical Advisory Committee, chaired by Roy Baria (biography above), is a panel of independent experts in the fields of geoscience and geothermal and mining engineering. The TAC reports to the main EGL board.
John Beswick (Marriot Drilling)
John is Director of Marriot Drilling Ltd. His background is in civil engineering, geology, geotechnical engineering, rock mechanics, seismology, geothermal research and oil, gas and geothermal exploration and development. John was Deputy Director at CSM’s Hot Dry Rocks research site at Rosemanowes (Cornwall) from 1980 onwards. He has extensive international experience, having worked in over 50 countries, and is able to take on challenging projects.
Professor Hylke J Glass (University of Exeter)
Prof. Hylke Glass has been the Rio Tinto Professor of Mining and Minerals Engineering at Camborne School of Mines (CSM) since October 2001. His research focuses on integrated mining, minerals extraction and, recently, deep geothermal. Prof. Glass is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM) and has served, since June 2019, as Chair of the Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy (MP&EM) board of IOM3.
Professor Mike Kendall (University of Oxford)
Prof. Michael Kendall is a Professor of Geophysics. His research covers pure and applied seismology, with connections to mineral physics, geodynamics and engineering. Current research in global geophysics concentrates on the nature of the Earth’s core-mantle interface and the boundaries of tectonic plates. A focus of Mike’s research is microseismicity in settings ranging from icesheets to volcanoes, including induced seismicity in geothermal settings.
Dr Christopher Rochelle (British Geological Survey)
Christopher has over 30 years’ research experience in various aspects of the geochemistry of fluid-rock interactions over a wide range of temperatures and pressures. Most of his work has strong linkages to ‘energy’ issues. He has particular interest in the genesis, movement and properties of deep and hot underground fluids, and how these interact with the surrounding rocks and borehole infrastructure.
Professor Zoe Shipton (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)
Prof. Zoe Shipton is an expert in the structural and permeability architecture of deep natural faults which we hope to exploit. Her research focuses on four main areas: 1) How faults act as high permeability conduits; 2)Low permeability faults often produce hydrocarbon traps or barriers to fluid flow; 3)Earthquakes as the tangible evidence of relative movements across fault zones; 4)How we can constrain uncertainty in geological models.