In September 2019, EGI mourned the loss of a longtime colleague and friend, Dr. Howard P. Ross. An early member of the original Earth Science Laboratory/University of Utah Research Institute (ESL/UURI) from which EGI began, Howard was an EGI Research Scientist until his retirement in 2000, and remained an Affiliate Scientist for another decade. A number of current EGI staff and affiliates worked closely with Dr. Ross, particularly in the geothermal program.
While at ESL/UURI Dr. Ross pioneered the use of electrical, gravity and magnetic methods for geothermal exploration. His work led to the siting of the first successful production well at the Cove Fort-Sulphurdale geothermal field in Utah. The field currently supports a 25 MWe power plant owned by ENEL.
The full obituary for Dr. Ross may be viewed here.