Friederike C. Jentoft holds the position of Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She studied Chemistry at Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen and at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, where she earned her Dr. rer. nat. (1994) under the guidance of Helmut Knözinger. After working as a postgraduate researcher in Bruce Gates’ group at the University of California in Davis, she led a research group in the Department of Inorganic Chemistry for 12 years at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin. In 2008, she assumed a faculty position at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, where she was named Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Presidential Professor in 2014. Since 2015, she has been Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Jentoft received the Award for Young Scientists of the German Society for Petroleum and Coal Science and Technology (1996), a Young Scientists Prize from the International Association of Catalysis Societies (2000), the Excellence in Catalysis Award from the Catalysis Society of Metropolitan New York (2018), and a Lady Davis Fellowship from Technion (2021). From 2009 to 2015, she served as an editor of Advances in Catalysis. Jentoft has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Jentoft’s research focuses on acid-base catalysis and redox chemistry of Group V-VII metals and capitalizes on her expertise in the spectroscopic analysis of surface reactions. The objective is to make the production of chemicals and monomers more sustainable, by switching to biomass-derived feedstocks, replacing liquid with solid catalysts, and finding substitutes for precious metals. Jentoft has served in various functions for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, and the North American Catalysis Society. She is a Fellow of the AIChE.