Carl Leopold Kober
CARL LEOPOLD KOBER
Physicist - (1913 - 1998)
(Founder of Denver Mineral Exploration Corp.,
succeeded by son, Dr. W. Kober)
Dr. Carl Leopold Kober, physicist and mineral exploration company executive was born in Vienna, Austria in 1913. He came to the United States in 1949 and was a naturalized citizen in 1958. He married Christiana Futschig in 1942 and they have two children, Wolfgang and Peter Christian.
Dr. Kober’s Ph.D from the University of Vienna was obtained in 1935, and his Ph.D habilitation, Tech. U., Vienna, in 1939. He was an assistant professor of physics at Tech. University, Vienna in 1950-54; chief engineer GEMA GmbH. Berlin in 1940-45; cons. Armament Lab, US Air Force, Dayton, Ohio in 1949-55; technical director General Mills, Minneapolis 1955-58; v.p., technical director AVCO, Cincinnati, 1958-1961; director advanced programs Martin-Marietta Corp., Denver, 1961-1974; professor Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 1969-79; consultant Martin-Marietta, Denver, 1980-81.
Dr. Kober served as president of Denver Mineral Exploration Corp., located at 10980 Jellison Way, Westminster, Colorado, from 1974 to March, 1998. He was also vice president of Research and Development of Digital Magnetotelluric Technologies, L.L.C..
Dr. Kober was patentee of radar, infrared, and geophysical instrumentation. Chairman - Scientists and Engineers for Lyndon Johnson in Denver, Colorado, 1964. Listed in “Who’s Who in Science”; Fellow IEEE; AAAS; member of Explorers Club; Columbine Country Club in Littleton, Colorado. Dr. Kober’s last work was in remote sensing instrumentation for geophysical (mineral and hydrocarbon) exploration. His subspecialties were geophysics and remote sensing (geoscience).
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