Peter M. Molton, PhD

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Title: Waste Conversion Researcher, Consultant
Location: Burbank, Washington, United States

Peter Molton, Waste Conversion Researcher and Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in space physics, waste conversion, exobiology and chemistry.

Ever since Dr. Molton was a child he was interested in astronomy which lead to the field of space physics. He first pursued the field of science at the University of Manchester, earning a BSc with honors in 1964. He continued at the University of London, receiving a PhD in organic chemistry in 1967 and a MPhil in microbiology in 1971. That same year, he relocated to the United States and became a National Academy of Sciences postdoctoral fellow at NASA. After serving in this position for a year, he joined the faculty at the University of Maryland as a research associate. Following this, he signed aboard the Battelle-N.W. Laboratory as a senior research scientist. He remained at this laboratory until his retirement in 2005. Throughout his career, he has contributed to numerous articles and professional journals. In addition, Dr. Molton is the inventor of a sludge to oil reactor system and a patentee of tritium polymer lights.

In Dr. Molton’s research, he has been heavily involved in the scientific study of extraterrestrial life, especially concerning ammonia instead of water. For his work, he received the Research and Development 100 Award from Research Development Magazine in 1988 and an Excellence in Technology Transfer Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium in 1998. In his career, Dr. Molton maintained professional affiliation with a variety of organizations. He was a fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and has served as a member of the American Chemical Society, the International Society for the Study Origin of Life and Alpha Chi.

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