Monday, January 24, 2022

Congratulations to newly minted Emeritus AOCS member: Alberto J. Pulido

Each year the AOCS Governing Board has the honor of approving long-term members for Emeritus status. Emeritus Members are those members who either meet qualifications for Retired Member and have completed 35 years of membership in the Society or are Retired Members who have served as a past President, won the AOCS Award of Merit winner or A.R. Baldwin Distinguished Service Award winner, and have been accepted as an Emeritus Member with the approval of two-thirds of the Governing Board.

AOCS membership dues are free for the rest of Emeritus members' lives.

In 2022, 23 AOCS members achieved Emeritus membership. We will be spotlighting many of them throughout January.

Meet Alberto J. Pulido

Alberto earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente and an MBA from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara.

He worked for 12 years in the production department at a corn starch facility. Afterward, he worked for 30 years at an edible oils refinery. Finally, Alberto was a conceptual engineer for two soybean oil refineries, with a capacity of 600 and 700 metric tons a day.

He led development of the patent "Method for forming a vegetable oil, having high dielectric purity", US 9,048,008 B2.

How has your membership and involvement with AOCS influenced your career?

The knowledge acquired through events and resources available at AOCS — such as conventions, seminars, books, magazines and peer exchange — have been invaluable to my continual growth.

I'm convinced that theoretical knowledge is a must to understand process and all that's behind it.

What advice do you have for early-career scientists/researchers who are at the start of their careers?

If you want to succeed in this area, it's important to allocate time to study theoretical concepts and then see them applied in actual practice.

It's not only about doing the process but also understanding what's behind it.

Congratulations, Alberto, and thank you for your contributions to AOCS and the scientific community! Learn more about the different types of AOCS membership.

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