Dr. Marvin K. Moss is a professor of physics and physical oceanography at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.He is also a member of the board of directors for the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle Park.He created the Coastal Ocean Research Monitoring Program, used to check offshore weather and wave conditions in real time from buoys in various places off the Cape Fear coast, when he moved from the provost office in 1999. Dr. Moss was provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at UNCW from 1992 to 1999 and was deputy director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and associate vice chancellor for marine sciences at the University of California, San Diego from 1987 to 1992.He was director and technical director at the Office of Naval Research in Washington, D.C. from 1982 to 1987 and was also associate director of energy research in the Department of Energy from 1979 to 1982.He was director of the nuclear division in the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in the U.S. State Department from 1976 to 1978 and a professor of physics at North Carolina State University from 1961 to 1975. Dr. Moss received an undergraduate degree in
physics and mathematics from Elon University
.He also received an M.S. in nuclear engineering and a Ph.D. in physics from North Carolina State University.
: Pat, your question to us was why should your readers know - and want to know - about marine biotechnology.
: And environmental concerns for heavy metals and things like that with enzymes, it's a huge field.NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration) is sponsoring quite a bit of research.