Dean F. Martin is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of South Florida, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1964. Previously, he was a member of the faculty of the University of Illinois as Instructor and Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (1959-1964). He and his wife, Barbara B. Martin, share research interests concerned with the coordination chemistry of natural water systems, including problems of red tide and aquatic weeds. The Martins were Editors of the Florida Scientist 1984-2010. Dean Martin is the author or co-author of over 450 publications, including six books. He received his B.A. from Grinnell College in 1955 and his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in 1958. In 1958-59, he was a National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow at University College London. He received (1969-1974) a Career Development Award from the Division of General Medical Sciences, NIH, to study the chemistry and chemical environment of algal toxins. In 1970-71, he was a Visiting Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology at Duke University Medical Center. He was the recipient of the 1975 Florida Award and the 1987 Civic Service Award of the Florida Section; in 1978, he received the F. J. Zimmermann Award in Environmental Science from the Central Wisconsin Section, sponsored by Zimpro Inc.; and in 1983, he was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dean and Barbara Martin were the co-recipients of the 1994 Medalist Award of the Florida Academy of Sciences, its highest award. Dean Martin has been active in the Florida Section (Chairman, 1986) of and the Tampa Bay Section (Chairman, Alternate Councilor, Webmaster) of the American Chemical Society, and he has held several positions in the Aquatic Plant Management Society (President, 1986-87).