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About Maxime Grand

Max is a chemical oceanographer and analytical chemist who joined Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in the summer of 2018. Max obtained his Ph.D. in Oceanography at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2014, where he studied the distributions of dissolved Fe and Al in the Indian Ocean and pioneered the application of micro Sequential Injection to the analysis of trace metals at sub-nanomolar levels in seawater. His research is primarily focused on the chemical, physical and biological processes that impact the distribution of bioactive trace metals (e.g., Fe, Zn, Mn, Cu), tracers (e.g., Al) and nutrients (N, P, Si) in coastal and open-ocean regimes. In addition, he has a special interest in developing and applying novel in situ microfluidic instrumentation to improve the spatial and temporal resolution of chemical observations in the marine environment.


Present Assistant Professor, San Jose State University Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
2018 Adjunct Instructor, Bridgewater State University
2017 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Hawai'i, Manoa
2015 - 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Southampton, UK
2014 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Hawai'i, Manoa
2007 - 2014 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Hawai'i, Manoa
2003 - 2004 Research Assistant, University of Hawai'i, Manoa

Curriculum Vitae


2003 NOAA Hawai'i Sea Grant Fellowship
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
2002 NOAA Hawai‘i Sea Grant Fellowship for senior thesis research
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2013 - 2014 Student Representative, Search Committee, UH Manoa
2013 Workshop co-organizer, Collaborative on Oceanographic Chemical Analysis
2012 - 2013 Student Representative, Geochemistry Service, UH Manoa
2011 - 2012 President, Ocean Graduate Student Organization, UH Manoa
2011 Outreach, Life at Sea-CLIVAR Expeditions, SOEST Open House
2009 Outreach, Plate Tectonics, SOEST Open House
2007 - 2008 Incoming Students Representative, UH Manoa
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Analytica Chimica Acta
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Analytical Methods
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Czech Science Foundation
Review Editor, Frontiers in Marine Biogeochemistry
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Oceanography
Ad Hoc Reviewer, US National Science Foundation Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE)
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Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Nutrient Sensor Challenge. “Honorable Mention for Innovation and Potential”
  • 2013 J. Watumull Merit Scholarship (University of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Oceanography)
  • 2011 Antarctic Service Medal (National Science Foundation)
  • 2001 Milred Towle Scholarship for International Students (University of Hawai‘i)


  • Biogeochemical Methods in Oceanography
  • Mauka to Makai Oceanography
  • Oceanography


2014 Ph.D., University of Hawai'i, Manoa ‐ Oceanography
2006 M.S, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom ‐ Applied Marine Science
2005 Postgraduate Diploma, University of Auckland, New Zealand ‐ Environmental Science
2003 B.S., University of Hawai'i, Manoa

Contact Information

Phone: (831)-771-4447


Peer Reviewed Publications (14)

Other Publications (1)

Invited Seminar Presentations (4)

Selected Conference Presentations (11)