In memory of George V. Keller (1927-2012)

A true GIANT in electromagnetic passes George V. Keller

George Keller was a "major force in applied electrical geophysics" who will be much missed, His work as early as the 1960s is still of importance today when Electromagnetics has finally found a place in the exploration community.

"George Keller was a pioneer in the research of applied electrical geophysics in mineral exploration. One of his books that he co-authored with his colleague, Frank C. Frischknecht (Electrical method in geophysical prospecting) has become a standard reference in applied electrical geophysics.  In his career, he served as a principle researcher at U.S. Geological Survey (1952-1963), Colorado School of Mines (1964- 1993). He also served as translation editor of the journal "Soviet Mining Science,"(1965-1994).

His extensive publication in geophysics includes 200 technical papers, books and texts.   In the early stages of his career, he was working on the detection and identification of handguns and it has led to the award of U.S. Patent 5552705 in 1996. Dr. Keller’s last position was president and Chief Scientist at StrataSearch Corp.

His students and colleague have pledge already funds to establish a scholarship in Electrical geophysics. For details see our page on George V. Keller.



George Keller was survived by wife, Liudvika and children, Steve and Susan. Memorial service was done at Mother Cabrini Shrine, Golden, May 12, 10:00 AM. Reception was at Colorado School of Mines. Please click HERE to read more about the obituary.

George V. Keller Scholarship

A .scholarship for a Graduate Scholarship in Transient Electromagnetics in applied geophysics in honor of G.V. Keller is established.

Please send your pledges by clicking here.

The status of the pledge is $10,600. (February 2013)

July 2013 update: The first scholarship has been awarded: