Divisions

Divisions are at the forefront of all member activities. Through active participation, Division members chart the course for the future direction of the AOCS interest areas.

Have a voice

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GO! → Attend the AOCS Annual Meeting to experience the full benefits of your Division community!

  • Technical Program
    Divisions plan the scientific sessions at the AOCS Annual Meeting
  • Awards
    Division awards inspire, encourage advances in industry and research, and support students
  • Networking
    Division-sponsored events at the AOCS Annual Meeting provide opportunities to connect with colleagues from around the world

And this is just the beginning. Because Divisions connect you to a network of individuals with the expertise and interests related to your area of specialization, the possibilities are endless.

Member dues contribute to and sustain Division-specific awards, events, and technical programming.

View the Division brochure (.pdf) to find your fit, and join today (.pdf) to be heard.

Promotes professional interest, communication and expert competency in the analytical chemistry field.

Annual member dues $15. Join today (.pdf)

To get involved, contact:
Chair
Sneh Bhandari, Merieux Nutrisciences, USA
sneh.bhandari@mxns.com

To participate in annual meeting technical programming, contact:
Vice Chair
Pierluigi Delmonte, US Food and Drug Administration, USA
Pierluigi.Delmonte@fda.hhs.gov

To engage in upcoming networking events, contact:
Secretary-Treasurer
Cynthia Srigley, US Food and Drug Administration, USA
cynthia.srigley@fda.hhs.gov

To contribute newsletter content, contact Susan Seegers, susan.seegers@bunge.com.

Access the quarterly member list (.pdf) to begin connecting with members.

Analytical Resources:

Explore the Division's Awards Program:

Read the April 2017 Division newsletter.

Topics include the use of techniques, such as fermentation, tissue culture and cloning as well as molecular genetics to provide new and improved materials from plant and microbial sources; including the use of enzymes and whole cells for biotransformation of products.

Annual member dues $20. Join today (.pdf)

To get involved, contact:
Chair
Jun Ogawa, Kyoto University, Japan
ogawa@kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp  

To participate in annual meeting technical programming, contact:
Vice Chair
Lu-Kwang (Luke) Ju, Akron University, USA
ju@uakron.edu 

To engage in upcoming networking events, contact:
Secretary-Treasurer
Long (Joe) Zou, Bunge Oils, Inc., USA
long.zou@bunge.com  

To contribute newsletter content, contact Joe Zou, long.zou@bunge.com.

Access the quarterly member list (.pdf) to begin connecting with members.

Explore the Division's Awards Program:

Read the April 2017 Division newsletter.

The Edible Applications Technology Division is made up of professionals in the processing and utilization of lipids industry with primary focus on food applications.

Annual member dues $20. Join today (.pdf)

To get involved, contact:
Chair
Farnaz Maleky, Ohio State University, USA
maleky.1@osu.edu

To participate in annual meeting technical programming, contact:
Vice Chair
Supratim Ghoshbr, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
supratim.ghosh@usask.ca

To engage in upcoming networking events, contact:
Secretary-Treasurer
Sarah Echols, CSM Bakery Solutions, USA
sarah.echols@csmbakerysolutions.com

Access the quarterly member list (.pdf) to begin connecting with members.

Explore the Division's Awards Program:

Read the September 2016 Division newsletter.

The Health and Nutrition Division promotes and facilitates communication and cooperation among professionals whose interests in lipid biochemistry and physiology relate to all aspects of dietary fats and health; encompasses the technical areas of dietary fats and general health.

Annual member dues $20. Join today (.pdf)

To get involved, contact:
Chair
Matthew Picklo, US Department of Agriculture, USA
matthew.picklo@ars.usda.gov

To participate in annual meeting technical programming, contact:
Vice Chair
Fabiola Dionisi, Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland
fabiola.dionisi@rdls.nestle.com

To engage in upcoming networking events, contact:
Secretary-Treasurer
Michelle Judge, University of Connecticut, USA
michelle.judge@uconn.edu

Access the quarterly member list (.pdf) to begin connecting with members.

Explore the Division's Awards Program:

Read the August 2017 Division newsletter.

For professionals involved in research, development, engineering, marketing, and testing of industrial products and co-products from fats and oils, including glycerine and its derivatives.

Annual member dues $15. Join today (.pdf)

To get involved, contact:
Chair
Rongpeng Wang, CVC Thermoset Specialties-Emerald Performance Material, USA
rongpengwang@gmail.com

To participate in annual meeting technical programming, contact:
Vice Chair
Eric Cochran, Iowa State University, USA
ecochran@iastate.edu

To engage in upcoming networking events, contact:
Secretary-Treasurer
Timothy Abraham, Cargill Inc., USA
tim_abraham@cargill.com

To contribute newsletter content, contact Darrell Sparks, DSparks@BCH.msstate.edu.

Access the quarterly member list (.pdf) to begin connecting with members.

Explore the Division's Awards Program:

The Lipid Oxidation and Quality Division is for professionals in lipid oxidation with a major focus in food applications.

Annual member dues $10. Join today (.pdf)

To get involved, contact:
Chair
Xiangqing (Shawn) Pan, Bunge North America, USA
shawn.pan@bunge.com

To participate in annual meeting technical programming, contact:
Vice Chair
Jill Moser, US Department of Agriculture, USA
jill.moser@ars.usda.gov

To engage in upcoming networking events, contact:
Secretary-Treasurer
Xiaoqing (Nora) Yang, Kalsec, Inc., USA
nyang@kalsec.com

To contribute newsletter content, contact Roger Nahas, rnahas@kalsec.com.

Access the quarterly member list (.pdf) to begin connecting with members.

Explore the Division's Awards Program:

Read the April 2017 Division newsletter.

Promotes professional interest, communication, and competence of experts in the phospholipid and lecithin field.

The Division maintains a close working relationship with the International Lecithin and Phospholipid Society (ILPS).

Annual member dues $20. Join today (.pdf)

To get involved, contact:
Chair
Xuebing Xu, Wilmar Global R&D Center, China and Aarhus University, China
xuxuebing@cn.wilmar-intl.com

To participate in annual meeting technical programming, contact:
Vice Chair
Mabel Tomás, CIDCA-UNLP, Argentina
mabtom@hotmail.com

To engage in upcoming networking events, contact:
Secretary-Treasurer
Ernesto Hernandez, Advanced Lipid Consultants, USA
hernandezerne@gmail.com

To contribute newsletter content, contact Lingzhi Cheong, lingzhicheong@yahoo.com or Jingbo Li, jingboli@eng.au.dk.

Access the quarterly member list (.pdf) to begin connecting with members.

Explore the Division's Awards Program:

The Processing Division advances the processing knowledge and managerial skills by providing a forum of technical information and networking opportunities, to promote and facilitate communication and cooperation between members, and to mentor young professionals.

Annual member dues $10. Join today (.pdf)

To get involved, contact:
Chair
Richard Barton, N Hunt Moore & Assoc Inc., USA
rich@nhmoore.com  

To participate in annual meeting technical programming, contact:
Vice Chair
Hans Christian Holm, Novozymes A/S, Denmark
hch@novozymes.com

To engage in upcoming networking events, contact:
Secretary-Treasurer
William Younggreen, Alfa Laval Inc., USA
william.younggreen@alfalaval.com  

To contribute newsletter content, contact Brent German, hbrentgerman@gmail.com or Marcelo Usseglio, mcu@prosimtechs.com.

Access the quarterly member list (.pdf) to begin connecting with members.

Explore the Division's Awards Program:

Read the July 2017 Division newsletter.

Provides a forum for the exchange of professional expertise.

Annual member dues $15. Join today (.pdf)

To get involved, contact:
Chair
Jianping Wu, University of Alberta, Canada
jwu3@ualberta.ca 

To participate in annual meeting technical programming, contact:
Vice Chair
Buddhi Lamsal, Iowa State University, USA
lamsal@iastate.edu 

To engage in upcoming networking events, contact:
Secretary-Treasurer
Chibuike Udenigwe,  University of Ottawa, Canada
cudenigw@uottawa.ca  

To contribute newsletter content, contact Lamia L'Hocine, lamia.lhocine@agr.gc.ca, or Hui Wang, huiwang@iastate.edu.

Access the quarterly member list (.pdf) to begin connecting with members.

Explore the Division's Awards Program:

Read the April 2017 Division newsletter.

Encompasses the sciences and technologies associated with the development and production of surfactants, detergents, and soaps.

Annual member dues $30. Join today (.pdf)

To get involved, contact:
Chair
Brian Grady, University of Oklahoma, USA
bpgrady@ou.edu

To participate in annual meeting technical programming, contact:
Vice Chair
Dennis Murphy, Stepan Company, USA
dmurphy@stepan.com

To engage in upcoming networking events, contact:
Secretary-Treasurer
Troy Graham, Consultant, USA
troyrgraham@gmail.com

To contribute newsletter content, contact Rob Zehr, robert.zehr@churchdwight.com.

Access the quarterly member list (.pdf) to begin connecting with members.

Explore the Division's Awards Program:

Read the September 2017 Division newsletter.