Halliburton Labs Names First Advisory Board Members


HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Halliburton Labs today announced that its first advisory board members will be Reginald DesRoches, John Grotzinger, and Walter Isaacson. Advisory board members will help guide Halliburton Labs’ vision, strategy, evaluation of applicants, cohort selection and other matters.

“We are thrilled to have these advisors join us as we embark on our mission to advance cleaner, affordable energy. Their experiences and perspectives will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the rapidly evolving energy industry,” said Scott Gale, executive director of Halliburton Labs.

Reggie DesRoches is Rice University’s Provost and serves as Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. As the University’s chief academic officer, DesRoches works closely with the President to advance the University’s teaching, research, and service mission. In 2020, DesRoches was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

John Grotzinger is Chair for Caltech’s Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences and serves as the Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology. Between 2007 – 2014, he served as the Chief Scientist for NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover mission for which he received NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal in 2013. From 2014-2019 he served on the Science Advisory Board for Shell International Exploration and Production.

Walter Isaacson is the Leonard Lauder Professor of American History and Values at Tulane University. He previously served as the chief executive officer of the Aspen Institute, where he is now a Distinguished Fellow. Mr. Isaacson has also held positions as the chairman of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine. He also is an advisory partner at Perella Weinberg/Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

Separately, Halliburton Labs recognizes the Energy Tech team at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co for their support in the formation of Halliburton Labs.

“It has been great working with the TPH team who share our passion for emerging technologies and delivery of our mission to advance cleaner, affordable energy,” added Gale.


Halliburton Labs is a collaborative environment where entrepreneurs, academics, investors and industrial labs join to advance cleaner, affordable energy. Located at Halliburton Company’s headquarters in Houston, Texas, Halliburton Labs provides access to world-class facilities, operational expertise, practical mentorship and financing opportunities in a single location to help participants scale their business. Visit the company’s website at www.halliburtonlabs.com. Connect with Halliburton Labs on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Halliburton Labs is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Halliburton Company.

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