Bo Sundman received his PhD from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in 1981. He is currently a professor for the CIRIMAT and ENSIACET groups at the Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France. A member of the editorial board of the Calphad Journal, he is also an initiator and board member of Thermo-Calc software AB, and one of the software developers. He is a founder and board member of the Foundation for Computational Thermodynamics and in 2002 received the Gibbs Triangle Award from the Calphad Society.
Suzana G. Fries received her PhD in Science from the Physics Institute at the Universidade Federal de Rio Grande do Sol in 1985. Following professorships and research at several universities, she is currently a freelance consultant.