Brian Grady received a B.S. from the University of Illinois in 1987, and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1994, both in Chemical Engineering. Since 1994, he has been employed by the University of Oklahoma as a faculty member in the School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering, with a one-year sabbatical in 2000-2001 at the Max Planck for Colloid and Interface Science in Potsdam, Germany. He is currently the Conoco-DuPont Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma and was also recently elected as a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers. He is also the Director of the Institute for Applied Surfactant Research at the University at Oklahoma, only the 3rd person to hold that title since the inception of the Institute 25 years ago. He is also the current Chair of the Surfactants and Detergents Division of AOCS.