Peter Moeller, PhD

Research Chemist
Hollings Marine Laboratory
HAB Monitoring and Reference

Moeller’s current research at HML is focused on development and application of ozone impregnated nanobubbles as a technology capable of preventing, controlling and mitigating HABs, toxin and contaminant mitigation/remediation and nutrient reduction processes. This technology can provide a green alternative to current control mechanisms as it leaves no legacy residues behind.

Moeller was trained in synthetic organic chemistry and molecular structural characterization. Moeller spent most of his career as a synthetic and natural products chemist focused on emerging naturally produced toxins isolated from marine micro-algae. Over the past 20 years, Moeller worked on funded research projects in areas of biofuel production, novel toxin ID, novel analytical toxin detection methods, and novel toxin purification and monitoring tool development. Moeller has mentored undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students. He has played a key role in multiple patents in the development of novel algae and toxin control technologies.

Mankato State University B.Sc. Triple Major 1983 Chemistry, Biochemistry Biology
UCSD M.S. 1985, Organic Chem, NMR
UCSD Ph. D. 1987, Organic Chem, NMR
Australian National University International Fellow 1987-1990, Natural Products, synthesis.
University of British Columbia (NSERC Fellow) 1990-1992, NMR, Synthesis, Natural Products.


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