Susan Weiner was born in Hungary and moved to the United States in 1957, after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University in Hungary. She earned a Master's of Science in Chemistry from New York University, and worked in research at the New York University Medical School, the University of California, Berkeley, and for the Dow Chemical Company. She is the author of more than twenty publications for various professional journals on Sea Water Conversion and currently teaches at West Valley College, where she served for many years as the Chemistry Department chair. Also an instrument rated pilot, Weiner enjoys flying and spending time with her twin granddaughters.
Dr. Blaine Harrison is a professor of Introductory and Organic Chemistry at West Valley College in Saratoga, CA. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1989 and his Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from UC Santa Cruz in 1998.