University of North Dakota
William Gosnold is Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in the Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering at the University of North Dakota. Dr. Gosnold’s career spans forty-two years of research in heat flow, geothermal energy, tectonics, and climate change. His geothermal energy research in the Williston Basin led to the first commercial demonstration of geothermal power using low-temperature waters in an oil and gas setting. He was a member of the team that developed the United States National Geothermal Data System for the US Department of Energy. He served as chair of the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering (2006-2010) and interim chair of the Department of Petroleum Engineering (2015-2016). He served as Custodian of the Global Heat Flow Database of the International Heat Flow Commission from 2001 until 2019. He is currently Graduate Director for the Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering.