Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Spotlight on Nikolai Kocherginsky, recipient of the 2022 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Distinguished Paper Award

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Nikolai Kocherginsky is the recipient of the 2022 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Distinguished Paper Award. This award recognizes an outstanding paper published in the area of surfactants and detergents. The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) sponsors the award.

Dr. Kocherginsky is the lead author on "Interactions of Surfactants with Biomimetic Membranes. 1. Ionic Surfactants" published in the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents.

About Nikolai Kocherginsky

Dr. Kocherginsky graduated from Moscow State University and worked at several institutes in the former USSR, including N. N. Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics and the Soviet/Russian Academy of Sciences. He was a visiting scholar at Dartmouth Medical School, a G. A. Miller visiting scholar and visiting associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, and Lady Davis Visiting Professor at Technion, Israel. He also taught at the National University of Singapore and Naresuan University, Thailand. He has 17 patents and patent applications, including in the USA, Singapore, and Europe. He published a monograph, several chapters in other books, and over 150 journal and conference publications in different areas of physical chemistry, membrane science, and technology

Can you tell us about your current research?

I am now with the company Next-ChemX developing membrane-based oil/biodiesel washing processes.

What was your reaction when you learned you had won the award?

I was surprised and glad.

How has AOCS helped develop your career?

Through AOCS I have discovered a lot of useful information and met good people.

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