Gabriel Goenaga is an outstanding Senior Research Associate in Dr. Zawodzinski’s Electrochemical Energy Research Group in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee. In addition, he advises and mentors both graduate and undergraduate engineering students with the best disposition. Dr. Goenaga is also the UTK Chem-E-Car Team Faculty advisor, which means he guides the team with the design and testing process leading up to the participation in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Chem-E-Car Competition at both regional and national levels. Dr. Goenaga has also volunteered in the eVol10 program, that gives rising 10th graders the opportunity to learn more about UT’s campus and the various engineering options. Goenaga along with the UTK Chem-E car team have assisted in teaching the students the engineering design process as well as safe chemical handling techniques for the past three summers. Dr. Goenaga is an inspiring researcher, and is always encouraging his students to pursue new and exciting research opportunities. UTK engineering students are lucky to have such a dedicated faculty member!