The link is to some interesting short biographies of those who discovered the Physical Laws that the electrical side of anodizing and electroplating are based on. Notice how long this stuff as been known. We aren't doing anything even remotely new.

Dead white guys like:

Andre Ampere
Georg Ohm
Alessandro Volta
James Watt

and one that the CDW users will hear about;

James Prescott Joule.'s_who.htm

edited to fix the link