About the Author
Paul M. S. Monk received his PhD in the electrochemistry of novel electrochromic viologen species at Exeter University in 1989. A postdoctoral research fellow position - 1989-91 - at the University of Aberdeen, in Scotland, was followed by lecturing positions in Physical Chemistry at Manchester Polytechnic - 1991-2 - then Manchester Metropolitan University - 1992-2007 -. He is currently employed as a Vicar in an inner-city parish in Oldham, Greater Manchester, UK.
Roger J. Mortimer was Professor in Physical Chemistry at Loughborough University between 2006 and his untimely death in 2015. He graduated from Imperial College London with a PhD in heterogeneous catalysis at sold-liquid interfaces. After a postdoctoral research fellowship - 1980-81 - and visiting associate in chemistry - 1988 - at the California Institute of Technology, he became demonstrator and a Research Assistant at Exeter University. Lecturing positions in Physical Chemistry ensued at Anglia Ruskin University - 1984-87 - and Analytical Chemistry at Sheffield Hallam University - 1987-89 -, followed by his appointment as a Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at Loughborough University in 1989.
David R. Rosseinsky is an Emeritus Professor and Honorary Research Fellow in Physics at Exeter University, having been Reader in Physical Chemistry there from 1979-1998. After Rhodes University he pursued studies leading to PhD then DSc on charge transfer interactions at Manchester University. Following a sojourn at the University of Pennsylvania, from 1959 he became a lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and in 1961, lecturer at Exeter University. With his ex research-student H Kellawi (by then Prof at Damascus University, on sabbatical), they studied Prussian blue and other electrochromic systems, extended in an invited appointment to SIMTech, Singapore, 2000-2002.