About the Author
Robert A. Scott is Distinguished Research Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at theUniversity ofGeorgia. Trained as an inorganic chemist, he currently conducts research in the areas of biophysics, spectroscopy, and molecular cell biology. He has published more than 150 articles in the general area of biological inorganic chemistry, served as editor or co-editor of several books, and is active in professional service, organizing many meetings and symposia, most recently acting as Chair of the 2007 Metals in Biology Gordon Research Conference. He currently serves as President of the Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry. He has served as the bioinorganic subject editor of the Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry since its inception.
R. Bruce King is Regents' Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and a Professorial Fellow in the Center for Computational Chemistry at the University of Georgia. In recent years, after a 40-year career in synthetic inorganic and organometallic chemistry and related areas of molecular catalysis, he has increasingly become involved in various computational inorganic chemistry projects in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Georgia as well as universities in Romania and China. Dr. King has published more than 675 journal articles and edited or authored more than 20 books including more than 100 journal articles since 2000. He has won American Chemical Society Awards in Pure Chemistry (1971) and Inorganic Chemistry (1991). He has organized international conferences in the areas of inorganic chemistry, boron chemistry, mathematical chemistry, and the Periodic Table, all of which resulted in edited books. He was the American Regional Editor of the Journal of Organometallic Chemistry for 17 years (1981–1998) and served as Editor-in-Chief for the first two editions (1994 and 2005).
Edward I. Solomon is a Monroe E. Spaght Professor of Humanities and Sciences and SSRL Professor at Stanford University. His research interests are in physical-inorganic, bioinorganic and theoretical-inorganic chemistry. He has published over 530 articles and edited 8 books. Solomon is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the AAAS. He has received the ACS Awards in Inorganic Chemistry, Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry, and the Ira Remsen Award, the Centenary Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Wheland Medal from the University of Chicago, the Frontiers in Biological Chemistry Award from the MPI, Mülheim, the Chakravorty Award from the Chemical Research Society of India and the Bailar Medal from the University of Illinois. He has held numerous lectureships including the First Glen Seaborg Lecturership at UC Berkeley and has been an Invited Professor at the University of Paris, Orsay, La Plata University, Argentina, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and the TATA Institute in Bombay, India. He is an Associate Editor in Inorganic Chemistry and on 10 Editorial Advisory Boards.