John Tate received a B.Sc. degree in chemistry (1979) and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry (1982) from the University of Sheffield, England. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Southern California (1982 - 1984) and at Queen Mary College, University of London (1985-1986). After a yearlong lectureship at the University of Manchester, England, he returned to Southern California after accepting a lectureship at the University of California, Riverside(1987). Dr. Tate has been at CSUSB since 1989.