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2024 Highlight Seminar: Kurt House

2024 Highlight Seminar: Kurt House

Date: April 25, 2024

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Maeder Hall Auditorium

Topic: High-tech mining and exploration

Kurt House

CEO, KoBold Metals


House is a California-based professor and entrepreneur. He is the CEO of KoBold Metals, an AI-driven mineral exploration and development firm that combines the expertise of renowned mineral explorers with data scientists and engineers from top Silicon Valley companies. KoBold is dedicated to discovering the critical materials needed for the energy transition; it’s currently exploring ~60 properties on four continents for lithium, copper, cobalt, and nickel, as well as developing its Mingomba project into a very large new mine. 

Before KoBold, House founded a carbon sequestration and enhanced oil recovery venture as well as a natural gas asset acquisition platform. Previously, House worked in private equity and corporate consulting at Bain & Company. He has been an adjunct professor at Stanford University and was a KAUST Research Fellow at MIT. He received his bachelor’s degree in physics from the Claremont Colleges and his Ph.D. in applied math and earth science from Harvard University.

This Highlight Seminar is being co-sponsored by The High Meadows Environmental Institute.

All seminars are held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch is provided at 12:00 noon.
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