Dean F. Martin received his training in chemistry at Grinnell College (B.A. with Honors, 1955), at The Pennsylvania State University (Ph.D.,1958) and at University College, London , where he was a National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow (1958-59). After faculty positions at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1959-1964), he became a faculty member at USF (1964- 2006; emeritus, 2006-- ) . 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. His research interests have been concerned with the coordination chemistry of natural water systems, including problems of red tide and aquatic weeds. Dean Martin is the author or co-author of over 300 publications, including four books and two patents. He was the recipient of the Grinnell College Alumni Award (1970), the 1975 Florida Award and the 1987 Civic Service Award of the Florida Section, ACS; the F. J. Zimmermann Award in Environmental Science from the Central Wisconsin Section, sponsored by Zimpro Inc (1978).; and in 1983, he was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He and his wife were 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 of the American Chemical Society (Chairman, 1986), and held several positions in the Aquatic Plant Management Society (President, 1986-87). He was named Editor Emeritus of Florida Scientist (2010) after 26 years of service.