2021 AOCS Awards were discussed. Vice Chair Kaustuv provided background on the development of the EAT Division Session over the past few years and some strategies on to how to continue development. This explanation led to a robust discussion of 2021 meeting topics.
While the division is still finalizing topics, the true benefit of this conversation was broadening the defined scope of the EAT division to include the structuring of food, which may lead to the emergence of sessions that address the plant-based and vegan trend in food next year. The topics discussed include crystallization behavior of fat, implication of lipids structuring in food application, phase transition and interfacial phenomena in complex food systems and understanding frying oil.
Finally, Supratim Ghosh, chairperson, is looking for volunteers for the division: namely, a Co-Newsletter Editor, a Social Media Champion, a Webinar Organizer, and a few Awards evaluators. If you are interested, please contact Supratim at firstname.lastname@example.org.