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Dean F. Martin

Dean F. Martin is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus and Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies 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 have been Editors of the Florida Scientist since 1984. Dean Martin is the author or co-author of over 300 publications, including four 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 of the American Chemical Society (Chairman, 1986), and he has held several positions in the Aquatic Plant Management Society (President, 1986-87). Distinguished Service Professor and Director, Institute for Environmental Studies,


  • B.A., with honors (1955) Grinnell College; Ph.D. (1958) Pennsylvania State University
  • Professional Experience:
  • Research Fellow, 1955-58, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (NSF), 1958-59, University College, London
  • Instructor in Inorganic Chemistry, 1959-61, University of Illinois
  • Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, 1961-64, University of Illinois
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry, 1964-69, University of South Florida
  • Professor of Chemistry, 1969- , University of South Florida
  • U. S. Public Health Service Career Development Awardee (National Institute of General Medical
  • Sciences, 1969-74)
  • Visiting Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, 1970-71, Duke University Medical Center
  • Coordinator for Inorganic Chemistry, University of South Florida, 1971-76
  • Affiliate Professor of Biology, University of South Florida, 1974-79
  • Director, CHEMS Center, University of South Florida, 1979-89
  • Director, Institute for Environmental Studies, University of South Florida, 1989-
  • Associate Chairman for Graduate Studies 1988- 2000; Associate Chair for development 2000---
  • Distinguished University Professor, University of South Florida, 1992-2006
  • Distinguished University Professor Emeritus ,University of South Florida,Tampa


  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1955
  • Sigma Xi, 1958
  • National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (1958-59)
  • Omega Beta Pi (University of Illinois premedical honorary) Teaching Awardee (May 1964)
  • Listed in American Men and Women of Science, 1963- ; Who's Who in South and Southwest, 1967- ;
  • Who's Who in America, 1976- ; Who's Who in the World, 1980
  • U. S. Public Health Service Career Development Career Award (1969-74)
  • Grinnell College, Alumni Award (June 1971)
  • American Chemical Society, Tour Speaker of the Year, Texas-New Mexico Circuit, 1970-71,
  • September 1971
  • University of South Florida Sigma Xi Club, First Annual Outstanding Faculty Research Award (May
  • 2)
  • Recipient, Florida Award of the Florida Section, American Chemical Society (May 1975)
  • Recipient, The F. J. Zimmermann Award in Environmental Science, Awarded by the Central
  • Wisconsin Section, American Chemical Society/Sponsored by Zimpro Inc., subsidiary of Sterling
  • Drug Inc. (May 1978)
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1983)
  • Civic Service Award, Florida Section, ACS (1987)
  • Faculty Honor Guard (Senior Class Teaching Award - one of six outstanding professors), 1988-89
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