Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Longtime member, volunteer, and AOCS Fellow Ragnar Ohlson passes

Ragnar Ohlson, an AOCS member since 1964, AOCS Fellow since 2009, AOCS Award of Merit winner in 2013, and longtime JAOCS Editorial Advisory Board Member passed away on June 21, 2019.

Among his many accomplishments, Ohlson was the general secretary of the International Society for Fat Research (ISF) for over 10 years and was instrumental in AOCS being named the ISF Secretariat in 1992. In addition, he was involved in the formation of the AOCS European Section.

Ohlson also served on the AOCS Governing Board (1994–1996), was co-chairman of the AOCS World Congress on Oil Technology (1995), and was a member of the JAOCS Editorial Advisory Board (1998–present). Further, Ohlson assisted AOCS by representing the Society at many European meetings and conferences.

Ohlson was also a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (1983) and of the Royal Swedish Academy for Engineering Sciences (1975).

Monday, August 12, 2019

Upcoming AOCS #WebinarWednesdays

AOCS webinars are free and open to members and non-members. All registrants receive a copy of the recording.

Structural and Functional Properties of Plant Protein Isolates and Hydrolysates for Various Applications
August 14, 2019, 12:00 noon CDT

B. Pam Ismail, Associate Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, will cover the structural and functional properties of various plant proteins from pea, camelina, and pennycressas as impacted by extraction and functionalization procedures, as well as potential applications. Register here.

Succeeding in process optimization tasks by using process simulation techniques. Episode 1: Soybean oil deodorization
August 28, 2019, 12:00 noon CDT

Marcelo Usseglio, Process Simulation Specialist at ProSimTechs, will present advanced deodorization concepts and how to optimize deodorization without even going to the plant — all without jeopardizing operations. Register here.

Overcoming the challenges in the production & utilization of plant protein isolates in food
September 4, 2019, 12:00 noon CDT

Nagul S. Naguleswaran, Senior Associate Scientist, Global Research & Technology Ingredion Incorporated, will review the challenges and opportunities associated with the production of selected plant protein isolates, with desired functional properties. Register here.

Process improvements for cost-efficient pre-treatment in edible oil refining
September 11, 2019, 12:00 noon CDT

Véronique Gibon, Science Manager at Desmet Ballestra Group (Belgium), R&D Department, will review the benefits of different improvements to chemical and physical refining, such as hydrodynamic cavitation and enzymatic degumming. Register here.

Career paths for young scientists: presented by the AOCS Young Professional Group
September 18, 2019, 12:00 noon CDT

A panel of four scientists from industry will share their stories of navigating the challenges and opportunities in management and technical career paths, including making the jump to consulting, to help you answer the question: “What comes next?” Register here.