Title: Organic Geochemist
Company: Albert Holba Geochemical Consulting
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Albert G. Holba, PhD, organic geochemist at Albert Holba Geochemical Consulting, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemical science.
From an early age, Dr. Holba aspired to attain a career in research and problem solving. Today, he draws on over four decades of experience as an expert in geochemistry. Since 2013, he has excelled as an organic geochemist at Albert Holba Geochemical Consulting in Houston, Texas, where he provides consultation services to fellow scientific professionals in varioius industries. As part of his work in the field, Dr. Holba largely specializes in age and environmental diagnostic biomarkers. He previously conducted extensive research in the petroleum industry, working with the Phillips Petroleum Co. from the onset of his career in 1980 and later joining ConocoPhillips Company in 2003.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Holba has cultivated several patents as a co-inventor of new technology in his field. His earliest endeavor came in 1986, when he co-invented a new analytical method and apparatus, and his most recent work arrived in 2021, having co-invented a method for the detection and quantification of gas mixtures in subterranean formations. Furthermore, Dr. Holba has served as the first author of several industry-related publications, including “Tetracyclic Polyprenoids: Indicators of Freshwater (Lacustrine) Algal Input” in 2000 and “Application of 24-Norcholestanes for Constraining Source Age of Petroleum” in 1998.
Adjacent to his primary duties in the field, Dr. Holba has also remained active as a civic-minded citizen. To wit, he has participated as a volunteer worker with the Kleb Woods Nature Preserve since 2012. Prior to embarking on his vocational journey, Dr. Holba pursued a formal education at Oklahoma State University. After initially receiving a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the institution, he subsequently continued his studies and achieved a Doctor of Philosophy in synthetic organic chemistry in 1980.
In light of his fulfilling career, Dr. Holba has largely contributed his success to his vast life experience. Throughout his career, he has learned to remain hyper-focused on his pursuits and establish a “never give up” attitude. Accounting for his achievements, he is particularly proud of his work in age diagnostic biomarkers, which has proven to be highly influential in his field. Similarly, Dr. Holba is abundantly proud of his son and daughter, who work in architecture and health care, respectively.
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