About the Author
Russell N. Grimes is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Virginia, where he taught inorganic chemistry from 1963 to 2003 and mentored the research of 75 graduate students and postdoctoral associates as well as numerous undergraduates. He was a pioneer in the development of boron hydride and boron cluster chemistry and is author or co-author of over 240 peer-reviewed journal articles and review chapters. He has authored or edited four books, including "Carboranes" (1970), "Carboranes, Second Edition" (2011), "Metal Interactions with Boron Clusters" (1982), and "Inorganic Syntheses Volume 26" (1989), and wrote the chapter on Boron in "Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Sixth Edition" by Cotton, Wilkinson, Murillo, and Bochmann (1999). He is a native of Pennsylvania and earned a B.S. Chemistry degree at Lafayette College and a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Minnesota, the research for which was conducted at Harvard University under the guidance of W N. Lipscomb followed by postdoctoral work under M. F. Hawthorne at the University of California at Riverside. He has been a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, a Humboldt Scholar and Guest Professor at Heidelberg University in Germany, and a Visiting Scholar at the Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology. He is a six-time American Chemical Society Tour Speaker and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.