BALARAM SAHOO, PhD, was Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, and is recognized as an excellent teacher. He has made outstanding contributions in “Photochemical isolation of Uranium (IV) compounds and synthesis of polynuclear complexes and their magneto chemical studies”. His research in the field of macrocyclic and encapsulated complexes stands out as something phenomenal. He is the author of World of Chemical Elements and Principles and Problems of Chemistry which have encouraged many young readers’ interest in chemistry. He is an expository writer of popular science essays and pedagogical articles.
NIMAI CHARAN NAYAK, PhD, was Principal and Professor at Dhenkanal Autonomous College, Odisha. He began his research and teaching career at Ravenshaw College, Cuttack (now Ravenshaw University). His research on kinetics and mechanism of inorganic complex reactions has been highly acclaimed. His book in collaboration with Professor Sahoo on Principles and Problems of Chemistry has inspired students in solving chemical problems. He is a prolific writer in Popular Science.
ASUTOSH SAMANTARAY, PhD, is Professor and Head, Postgraduate Department of Chemistry, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He is the member of several scientific societies of repute. His research work on metal complexes has attracted significant attention. He has co-authored a book Concepts of Chemistry which is prescribed to the students at college level for introductory courses. Also, he has authored a number of review articles on environ-mental science.
PRAFULLA KUMAR PUJAPANDA, PhD, was Reader and Head, Department of Chemistry, Dhenkanal Autonomous College, Odisha. He has a teaching experience of over three decades and has served various colleges in Odisha. He received his doctorate from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. His contribution to research on macrocyclic metal complexes has been extraordinary. He has authored many scientific reviews and popular scientific articles.