The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Distinguished Paper Award of the AOCS Surfactants and Detergents Division recognizes an outstanding paper published in the area of surfactants and detergents.
We are delighted to announce that the 2021 winning paper is Probe Molecules for Pulsed‐Field‐Gradient Diffusion Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Experiments on Micelles (JSD 23(2):319-325), written by Mark D. Lingwood, Benjamin J. Schepergerdes, Deja‐Monae T. Hermosillo, Jalissa N. Delgado and Kaya P. Sanders.
This spotlight will introduce you to lead author, Dr. Mark Lingwood, Saint Mary's College of California.
Can you tell us about current research?
I am continuing to investigate surfactant aggregates with NMR diffusion and relaxation measurements, and I am currently exploring the relationship between NMR and electrochemical methods for measuring diffusion and determining the size of surfactant aggregates.
What was your reaction when you learned you had won the award?
I was pleasantly surprised! I am proud of the paper we published, however I was unsure whether it would have an impact or even be noticed. I am grateful for this award and the recognition it brings.
How has AOCS helped develop your career?
AOCS, through the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, has provided an ideal forum for the publication of my research.