The principal author is a Fulbright scholar with a doctorate degree in chemistry and a U. S. patent. He published 60 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals in America and Europe. He taught at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas; Missouri Southern State College, Joplin, Missouri; Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa; Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman; and Mosul University, Mosul, Iraq.
The coauthor has a doctorate degree in physics and worked as a senior programmer analyst with Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitative Services, Topeka, Kansas.
The authors have three grown daughters who have college degrees in medicine (M. D.), chemical engineering, and journalism.
The authors are now retired and live in the Florida panhandle. They have six grandchildren.