Hildegarde Staninger, Ph.D., RIET-1 is a world renowned industrial toxicologist, who is the author of the international bestseller, Comprehensive Handbook of Hazardous Materials: Regulations, Monitoring, Handling & Safety, Lewis Publishing/CRC Press. Among the leading international scientists in her field, she has done decades of research and was awarded the prestigious 7th Army and Greater Stuttgart Community Award for her work in preventing increased chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) during Operation Desert Shield from the Kuwati burning oil fields during Desert Storm. In 2006-07 she was principal investigator of a privately funded project to identify the composition of Morgellon's fibers. This original research revealed the environmental impacts upon man, environment and other life forms from exposure to nanotechnology, a work she continues to pursue.Rick Dubov's interest in art began as a teenager in the midst of a theatrical showbiz family. He received a BA in Art History from the University of California Irvine where he also received his Master's Degree in Fine Arts. His art has evolved over the years and has a heavy European influence, having lived in Milan and Paris, where he studied painting. He lives and works in Los Angeles.