Dr Delwyn Moller
From Putaruru to the world, Dr Delwyn Moller is the Director of Research at the Centre for Space Science Technology and previously a NASA scientist. She has made her ground-breaking contributions to the development of state-of-the-art earth science technology systems.
Delwyn studied a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst after completing being awarded a government scholarship for women in science and technology for her M.E (Distinction) degree and B.E. (Hons) degree at the University of Auckland.
She joined NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where she worked on radar technology, primarily on Earth science. Both at JPL and in her position as Principal Systems Engineer at Remote Sensing Solutions, Inc (RSS), she has developed innovative state-of-the-art remote sensing systems for measuring the Earth’s surface.
Delwyn has lead numerous NASA and non-NASA endeavours, with applications ranging from mapping ocean currents, ice-surface topography, surface water hydrology, snow depth, soil moisture, precipitation, seismology to radars for landing on other planets. She has won multiple awards including being a co-recipient on the prestigious NASA Space Act award.
Her work has enables new areas of scientific discovery and she has teamed with some of the world’s most eminent scientists to mature research and development. The capabilities that have resulted have potential impact in the commercial, government and humanitarian sectors.
When she’s not working to protect the planet, she is part of a paramedic crew saving lives on the tough streets of Los Angeles County. She’s also a purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu, a qualified helicopter pilot and former tornado chaser.