Brent Gunnoe received his B.A. from West Virginia University in 1993, where he was a Presidential Scholar and was awarded the Outstanding Junior (1992) and Senior (1993) Chemistry Student. After obtaining a Ph. D. from the University of North Carolina (1997) under the direction of Professor Joseph Templeton and serving as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Virginia (1997-1999) with Professor Dean Harman, Gunnoe began his independent career as an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University. In 2008 he moved to the University of Virginia as Professor of Chemistry. He is co-author of three book chapters, three patents and greater than 130 referred journal publications, and he has delivered over 125 invited lectures. He was the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and the LeRoy and Elva Martin Award for Teaching Excellence. From 2009-2015, Gunnoe served as the Director of the Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Functionalization (CCHF), an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the United States Department of Energy. He currently serves as Associate Editor for ACS Catalysis.