Friday, August 27, 2021

Ling Zhi Cheong, Ningbo University, China, and Thaís Lomônaco T. da Silva, University of Liege, Belgium, join the JAOCS editorial team

Ling Zhi Cheong and Thaís Lomônaco T. da Silva

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ling Zhi Cheong, Ningbo University, China and Thaís Lomônaco T. da Silva, University of Liege, Belgium, as associate editors of the Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (JAOCS), the flagship journal for original scientific research and technological advances on fats, oils, oilseed proteins, and related materials. 

Dr. Cheong is a professor and deputy director of the Department of Food Science and Technology at Ningbo University, China. She received her doctorate in food and enzyme biotechnology at Universiti Putra, Malaysia, and carried out postdoctoral research at Aarhus University, Denmark and Pennsylvania State University, USA. She was appointed as an assistant professor at Aarhus University, and worked as a senior scientist at Wilmar International Global R&D Centre before joining Ningbo University in 2015. Her research interests include green chemistry, biocatalysis and biotransformation, and biosensing technologies. She has published more than 70 papers and received numerous awards. She has been awarded 3 patents, with another 5 pending. 

Dr. da Silva is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Liege in Belgium. She received her doctorate in food technology at Faculdade de Engenharia de Alimentos Universidade Estadual de Campinas (FEA UNICAMP) in Brazil and was a research scholar at the University of Utah, USA, before joining University of Liege in 2019. Her research interests are fat crystallization, high-intensity ultrasound, and oleogels. She has published 28 papers and received awards including the 2018 AOCS honored student award and 2020 AOCS Young Researcher European Section Travel Grant. 

 Welcome to our new associate editors! You can submit your research paper or review for the consideration of our editorial team at the JAOCS website and benefit from fast decision times (an average of 27 days to first decision), a broad readership, high impact, and accessibility. 

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