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Philip Ball
CATF Expert

Philip Ball

Chief of Geothermal Innovation


Dr. Philip J. Ball is Chief of Geothermal Innovation for Clean Air Task Force (CATF). Philip has served as a geological specialist across the oil and gas industry for two decades, gaining global experience within NOC’s, INOC’s, IOC’s, and Energy start-up companies. Philip’s education includes a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in geology from Royal Holloway University of London, a B.Sc. (dual honors) in History and Geology from Keele University, and a MBA from the London School of Business and Finance.  Since 2018 Philip has been researching innovation, entrepreneurship, and carbon management within the energy sector. Today Philip is a subject matter expert in geothermal energy, and he works within the Superhot Rock Geothermal (SHR) team with the aim of establishing SHR as a geothermal technology of the future.