Dade William Moeller
|Born||February 27, 1927|
Grant, Florida, U.S.
|Died||September 26, 2011 (aged 84)|
New Bern, North Carolina, U.S.
|Resting place||New Bern, North Carolina|
|Other names||Dade Moeller|
|Spouse(s)||Betty Jean Radford|
|Thesis||Radionuclides in Reactor Cooling Water-Identification, Source and Control  (1957)|
Dade Moeller (February 27, 1927 – September 26, 2011) was an internationally known expert in radiation safety and environmental protection.
Dade William Moeller, Ph.D., CHP, P.E. was born in 1927 in Grant, Florida a fishing community located on the intracoastal waterway near the Atlantic Ocean. His father was Robert A. Moeller and his mother was Victoria Moeller and he had 3 brothers, Charles E. Moeller, Robert L. Moeller, and John A. Moeller. In 1949 he married Betty Jean Radford 'Jeanie' of Decatur, Georgia. Moeller died at home from complications due to malignant lymphoma on September 26, 2011.
He passed the V-12 Navy College Training Program, and joined the U.S. Navy in 1944. Moeller attended Georgia Tech and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1947 and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering in 1948. After graduating, Dade became a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, with assignments that included Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Headquarters office in Washington, D.C.
In 1957 with sponsorship from the U.S. Public Health Service, Moeller earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University. He taught radiation protection courses at the U.S. Public Health Service's Radiological Health Training Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1959 Moeller joined the Health Physics Society and became a Certified Health Physicist and a Certified Environmental Engineer. In 1961 Moeller became the Officer in Charge at the Northeastern Radiological Health Laboratory in Winchester, Massachusetts and studied radioactive fallout from atomic weapons testing and monitored children's thyroids for the uptake of radioactive iodine. In 1966 Moeller retired from the U.S. Public Health Service.
Moeller held tenure for 26 years and served as:
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