From the Geothermal Resources Council
Roy Mink, Ph.D.
As the former Director of Geothermal Technologies Program for U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in Washington D.C. (2002-2006), Dr. Leland “Roy” Mink’s technical expertise is in geology, hydrogeology, and geothermal resource characterization. Dr. Mink began his career as a hydro-geologist with the Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology (1972-76) and was associate professor of hydrogeology at Boise State University. Dr. Mink also served as research geo-hydrologist for US Environmental Protection Agency in Las Vegas (1976-77) and was a geothermal energy project manager for Department of Energy in Washington, DC and Idaho Falls (1977-80). He worked as a hydrology project engineer for Morrison-Knudson in Boise (1980-89). For more than ten years (1989-2001), he directed the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute at the University of Idaho.
Dr. Mink then spent several years in the DOE and maintains close contacts there to this day. He has also served as technical advisor to Nevada Energy and sits on the board of directors for U.S. Geothermal Inc. He has been a member of the National Science Academy Earth Resource committee and is currently on the board of directors for Geothermal Resources Council. He has held positions of research faculty with Southern Methodist University and University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
Currently, Dr. Mink resides in Idaho and is the principal with Mink GeoHydro Inc., consulting in water and geothermal energy. He earned a B.S. in math and science from Idaho State University and an M.S. in hydrology and Ph.D. in geology from the University of Idaho.