Cynthia A. Schroll received her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati, working for William R. Heineman, in electroanalytical chemistry. Her dissertation research was on spectroelectrochemical detection of lanthanides and actinides in molten salts under pyroprocessing conditions. She also received a patent for her work developing a spectroelectrochemical method for detecting analytes within a drop of solution. Prior to her graduate studies she worked for five years in the field of environmental chemistry, performing analysis of primarily soil and aqueous samples for a variety of organic compounds.
Stephen M. Cohen received his Ph.D. from Rice University in Physical Chemistry, specializing in the surface chemistry of small inorganic molecules on semiconductor surfaces. He has worked in the fields of electrochemistry and surface finishing of aircraft aluminum alloys, and laser spectroscopy of van der Waals complexes and liquid crystalline copolymers, and taught college-level General and Physical Chemistry. He has been a Technical Writer for over 15 years.