Meet Matt Moldovan

Project Engineer

(He Breaks Things)

Matt Moldovan is a Project Engineer at Seatrec. Matt is a licensed professional mechanical engineer through the California board for professional engineers with 18 years of experience in the marine industry. He has years of experience in product engineering, design, development, and support. He has a patent for an autonomous profiling winch for use on moving boats and a patent for a coaxial propeller drive system for use on unmanned aerial vehicles.  In the water, Matt was the lead engineer of the Oceanographic Observatories Initiative at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, a multimillion-dollar project for the design and implementation of 12 subsurface oceanographic moorings around the Americas. He has been on over twenty global oceanographic cruises and numerous coastal cruises and knows the harsh environments products must survive. Matt graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

US Patent 11,189,961: “Modular Harsh Environment Connector,” November 30, 2021
US Patent 9,994,305: “Coaxial drive propulsion system for aerial vehicles, and associated systems and methods,” June 12, 2018
US Patent 9,957,142: “Shipboard winch with computer-controlled motor,” May 1, 2018

Coming soon.

On Land and On Sea

Fun facts:

Sharks are fish




Dallas, Texas


The intersection of technology and nature


Surfing, climbing




Mooring deployments off Point Conception in winter.

Bucket list:



Warm water and empty beaches

Dream Job:


“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality."

-Dalai Lama