About the Author
Rik R. Tykwinski received his BS degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and his PhD from the University of Utah. After postdoctoral studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Z?(1994-97), he joined the faculty of the University of Alberta in 1997 and is now Professor of Chemistry. He has published over 85 research papers, most of which describe the synthesis and unique properties of carbon-rich acetylenic molecules.