7 Apr 2018

Dr Delwyn Moller

From Great Encounters

Dr Delwyn Moller
She comes from a high-achieving family; her sister Lorraine Moller is an Olympic medal winning athlete.  “I never had the sense of limitations,” Moller says. “If you wanted something you just worked hard and, maybe like running a marathon, you just put your head down and you keep moving forward.
Moller is the newly-appointed director of research at the Centre for Space Science Technology (CCST) in Alexandra. Set up in May last year, it’s among the first of the regional research institutes to be established.Its charter is to carry out earth science, research and observations that must be relevant to, and in the interests of, New Zealand.
As a radar engineer in California she worked on remote sensing systems to map the planet, tracking anything from ocean currents to soil erosion.  She designed the radar system being used in Nasa’s Oceans Melting Greenland mission to measure changes in Greenland’s ice sheets.
She is also a qualified helicopter pilot, volunteer paramedic and trains in Brazilian jiu jitsu. “I call myself a serial obsessionist - I’ll have something I just throw myself into for a number of years and the next thing comes along.”

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