Monday, November 23, 2015

AOCS November 2015 Newsletter Highlights

Award News

Since 1999, AOCS has selected members who have made outstanding contributions to the technological aspects of the profession and to the growth of the Society. This is a distinctive and prestigious honor that can only be earned through years (15 or more) of dedication and service. Nominations due December 1, 2015—visit the website for more details.

For graduate students!
Thomas H. Smouse Memorial Fellowship is now open. The award is for the 2015–2016 academic year. The Fellowship includes a $10,000 stipend and $5,000 for research funding. Application deadline is February 1, 2016. Visit the website for more details.

Inform Feature Article

A research group at Claflin University, South Carolina, USA, has demonstrated that extracting polyphenols from soybean hulls at room temperature could make soy hull extract an attractive alternative to synthetic antioxidants. Their article, from the November-December issue of Inform magazine, is available via the magazine’s digital edition.

AOCS Press News

JAOCS selects new editor-in-chief
On behalf of the JAOCS Editor-in-Chief Search Committee, AOCS is pleased to announce that Dr. James A. Kenar has been selected as the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society. His term begins in May 2016.

Jim Kenar is a research chemist at the USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) in Peoria, Illinois, USA. He has been a senior associate editor for JAOCS since 2006, and an associate editor from 2000–2006. He has also served on several Annual Meeting planning committees, as well as on AOCS membership committees.

Kenar succeeds Dr. Richard W. Hartel, who has been editor-in-chief since 2006. During Hartel’s tenure, the journal has seen a growth in submissions, published papers (up 33%), and increased international exposure. Visit the JAOCS website, now with journal usage metrics, to view the entire editorial board.

Academic Press and AOCS Press website launches
We are excited to announce the new website is up! Moving forward, our new books will be co-branded under Academic Press and AOCS Press, and you can purchase these, as well as a selection of our pre-existing titles, on the Elsevier store website. Titles can be purchased in print and digital formats, and will also be available on ScienceDirect, EBSCO, and many other digital libraries. Elsevier offers free shipping worldwide, and AOCS members receive a 30% discount on AOCS Press titles and all Elsevier Science and Technology books.

107th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo News and Updates

It’s not too late to submit!
Abstract reviews have begun, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to submit! Abstracts for oral and poster presentations will be accepted as program space allows until January 11, 2016. Submit as soon as possible for optimal consideration! View interest areas and abstract submission guidelines.

Interested in organizing a session? Build a Hot Topics Symposium with expert speakers to shed light on an emerging theme within the fats and oils industries. Session proposals are currently being reviewed—submit yours today! View submission guidelines.

Avoid housing scams
Orchid Event Solutions is the only official housing company for the 107th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo. Any person or organization that calls you directly about making a hotel reservation is not affiliated with AOCS, Orchid Event Solutions, or any AOCS Annual Meeting hotel. Do not provide any personal information, especially your credit card number. Official housing for the 107th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo will open in January 2016.

Annual Meeting Program Committee meets in Chicago—big plans for 2016
AOCS held a planning meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA last month with the Program Committee for the 107th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo. In attendance were Dilip Nakhasi (Bunge Oils, Inc.), Christine Rogers-Kelly (Mississippi State Chemical Lab), Tiffanie West (Bunge Oils, Inc.), Michael Rogers (University of Guelph), Khalid Mahmood (Johnson & Johnson Consumer), Rongpeng Jason Wang (CVC Thermoset Specialties - Emerald Performance Materials), Xiangqing Shawn Pan (DuPont Nutrition & Health), Matthias Rebmann (Perimondo), Grant Mitchell (Process Plus, LLC), Jianping Wu (University of Alberta), and AOCS staffers Jeff Newman, Elizabeth Garard, Ellen Snipes, Donna Elbon, and Tiffany Perry. The 107th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo is scheduled for May 1–4, 2016 and will include an expanded technical program with two new interest areas, joint sessions developed with the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, and the return of the Expo! Registration and housing will open in January 2016.

New CRMs available

AOCS Technical Services announces the release of new cottonseed certified reference materials 1012-A (Syngenta non-modified powder) and 1012-C (Syngenta COT102). Now available in the AOCS store.

Upcoming AOCS Meetings

107th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo
May 1–4, 2016
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Now accepting papers, submit your abstract today!

World Conference on Fabric and Home Care—Singapore 2016
October 5–7, 2016
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

Upcoming Industry Meetings

The 2016 Emerald Conference 
anuary 21–22, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA  

OFIC 2016 
October 19–21, 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Call for posters is now open!'


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