Message from Chair
I would like to start this message by thanking the wonderful team that has been working with me to maintain and expand the programs and activities of the Division for 2012-2013: Rick Theiner (elected vice-chair and chair for the 2013 technical program), Sam Adamy (elected secretary-treasurer), Steve Bolkan (appointed chair for new initiatives), Napaporn Komesvarakul (appointed chair for newsletter and communications), Carolina Rojas (appointed chair for educational programs), Erika Szekeres (appointed chair for the awards program), and Mike Wint (appointed chair for poster session program and S&D networking). I would also like to express the appreciation of the entire leadership team for the support of AOCS staff, particularly Elizabeth, Donna, Barb, Jennele and Jeff.
Since this is our last newsletter before our Annual Meeting in Montréal, I want to use this opportunity to highlight some features and events in the program. This year we are offering a short course on Applied Fundamentals in Interfacial Phenomena that will be instructed by Professor Ian Morrison (Saturday, April 27). The course will cover a number of fundamental aspects and terminology associated with surfactant science that I think will be useful to many colleagues.
Another very important event at every annual meeting is the roundtable session on Monday afternoon. That session is an open forum to propose and discuss potential topics for our next meeting. My challenge to all of you is to think about topics that reflect critical or emerging issues or concepts in the surfactant and detergent industry, and think about one or two people that could present on those topics. Please see the details of this event later in this newsletter. Following the roundtable session we can walk to the networking reception (Monday evening). The reception is an excellent opportunity to catch up and welcome new colleagues. I also invite you to attend the talks of our sponsors. Finally, I want to remind you of our Division luncheon on Tuesday where we will update you on the activities of the Division. During the luncheon we will have an opportunity to congratulate our Division Award winners, and enjoy the lecture of Dr. Kirk Raney, our 2013 Rosen Award winner.
Thanks to your input at last year’s roundtable, the dedication of Rick, his team of session chairs and co-chairs, and the abstracts that many of you contributed, we have an exciting 2013 program. This 2013 program continues the evolution towards a more diverse range of topics. The breadth of surfactant applications are reflected in some of this year’s topics, including the industrial and energy-related applications, advanced surfactant-based fluids, and the use of biotechnology to produce surfactants and detergent additives. Please take a look at the details of the program in this newsletter and on the AOCS website.
I look forward to seeing you in Montreal in a few weeks.
The technical sessions for the AOCS 104th Annual Meeting have been set and yet another three days of educational, informative, and entertaining presentations by some of our rising stars and top professionals are at hand. Along with traditional favorites such as “Industrial Use of Surfactants” we are moving into new waters with current interest programs like “Biotechnology in the Surfactant and Detergent Industry.”
Beginning in April, registered delegates can view the abstracts for each of the sessions on the meeting website and prepare a schedule to ensure that presentations of interest aren’t missed. Below you will find the program details, which can also be found on the Annual Meeting & Expo website, along with other conference information.
Monday, April 29
S&D 1: Industrial Applications of Surfactants
Chair(s): M. Dahanayake, P. Sharko
Tuesday, April 30
S&D 2: Surfactants in Energy
Chair(s): U. Weerasooriya, B. Shiau
S&D 2.1: General Surfactants
Chair(s): R. Panandiker, D. Murphy
S&D 3: Consumer and Cleaning Applications
Chair(s): B. Lin, T. Graham
S&D 3.1a: Rheology and Characterization in Structured Surfactant Solutions, Including Solutions with Ionic and/or Organic Liquids
Chair(s): B. Grady, N. Komesvarakul
S&D 3.1b: Advances in Surfactant-Based Complex Fluids
Chair(s): E. Szekeres, A. Teneja, P. Varanasi
Wednesday, May 1
BIO 4/S&D 4: Biobased Surfactants, Detergents and Oleochemicals
Chair(s): G. Smith, D. Hayes, D. Solaiman
EAT 4/S&D 4.1 Emulsions, Dispersions, and Foams
Chair(s): C. Rojas, A. Wright
ANA 5.1/S&D 5: Emerging Test Methods for Surfactants and Detergents
Chair(s): M. Tsumadori, H. Li
The Forum on Emerging Technologies
The Forum on Emerging Technologies encompasses global discussions on matters that affect the future of our industries. These informative sessions expand beyond the science to address how current critical issues impact the business of fats and oils.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Heart Health: Up for Debate and a Lesson in Meta Analysis
Organizer: Eileen Bailey Hall, DSM, USA
Microalgae Technologies and Products
Organizers: Tong Wang, Iowa State University, USA; and Lieve Laurens, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
Ensuring Global Food Security
Organizers: Jane Whittinghill and Phil Kerr, Dupont Nutrition & Health, USA
The New Patent Frontier under the America Invents Act Has Arrived: File Early, File Often, or Just Stay Home?
Organizer: Paul S. Tully, Owner/Partner - Patent Attorney, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, USA
Applied Fundamentals in Interfacial Phenomena Short Course
Learn to solve colloidal foam and dispersion problems with this short course. Topics discussed include Surfactant Science and Technology, Spreading and Adhesion Mechanisms, Stabilization of Colloid Systems, and Emulsion Technology.
The instructor is Professor Ian Morrison, Applied Physics Department, Harvard University, USA. Morrison has been a lecturer in Applied Physics at Harvard since 2008. Previously he was a Fellow at Cabot Corporation, Director of Ink Technology at E Ink Corporation, and a Principal Scientist at Xerox Corporation. He has 25 years of experience as lecturer for short courses in the field of colloid science.
S&D Award Winners
Samuel Rosen Award
Kirk Raney from Shell, USA. Raney will be presenting a talk on Enhanced Oil Recovery and Household Laundry – More Alike than You Might Think at the S&D Luncheon.
ACI Distinguished Paper Award
Charles E. Hammond and Edgar J. Acosta on the Characteristic Curvature of Alkyl-Polypropylene Oxide Sulfate Extended Surfactants [JSD 15: (2) 157-165]
Surfactants & Detergents Division Student Awards
Americo Boza Troncoso, University of Toronto, Canada, and Zhibo Zheng, Dalian University of Technology, P.R. China
Faculty Travel Grants
Buddhi Lamsal, Iowa State University, and Arun Ramchandran, University of Toronto
S&D Division Activities
Come to the Roundtable and Help Us Evolve!
Monday, April 29, 5:00-6:00pm in 513A
As scientists and engineers we always want to know about what is new and what is coming, which is why we all attend the technical sessions at the AOCS Annual Meeting. Did you know that you are the best source of information regarding what those new and upcoming things are? Come to the S&D Division Roundtable discussion at the Annual Meeting to tell us what you like and don’t like about the sessions being presented. And if you have some ideas about new topics you think we should address, please don’t keep it to yourself.
Our mission in bringing relevant programming to our technical sessions really relies on our membership. Without your input we simply can’t continue to evolve as a division, so please come and tell us what you think!
Please join your Surfactants & Detergents colleagues at the Networking Reception on Monday evening, April 29. It is in Ville Marie A at the Westin Montréal and runs from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Our Presenting Sponsors (Air Products; ACI; Battelle; and Shell) will be showing brief informational presentations in an adjoining room starting at 7:00. Come get reacquainted with old friends, meet some new friends, and enjoy a snack and drink while unwinding after a day of technical papers.
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of 2013 Surfactants and Detergents Division Networking Reception at the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo in Montréal. Among our generous contributors are: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.; American Cleaning Institute; Battelle; Church & Dwight Co., Inc.; Huntsman Corporation, Oxiteno USA, LLC; and Shell Global Solutions (US) Inc.
The S&D Division Luncheon will take place Tuesday, April 30, 12:30-1:45pm in 516C. The S&D luncheon speaker is Kirk Raney (the Samuel Rosen Award recipient) of Shell, International Exploration and Production, Inc., USA. Title of his presentation is Enhanced Oil Recovery and Household Laundry – More Alike than You Might Think.
Steering Committee Election Results
Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Executive Steering Committee Members:
• Chairperson—Edgar Acosta, University of Toronto, Canada
• Vice Chairperson—Eric (Rick) Theiner, Air Products & Chemicals Inc., USA
• Secretary/Treasurer—Steve (Sam) Adamy, Church & Dwight Co. Inc., USA
AOCS-Sponsored Upcoming Events
- 2013 AOCS Technical Services Workshop: Laboratory Methods, to be held in Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, IA, USA, July 16-17, 2013.
- 2013 XV Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats and Oils to be held in Sheraton Santiago Hotel and Convention Center, Santiago, Chile, August 20-23, 2013.
- Australasian Section of AOCS Biennial Meeting: Fats & Oils – The Food vs. Fuel Dilemma, to be held in NOAH’S On the Beach Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, November 6-8, 2013.
- The 105th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo, to be held in Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA, May 4-7, 2014.
- Montreux 2014 World Conference on Fabric and Home Care, to be held in Montreux Music & Convention Centre, Montreux, Switzerland, October 6-9, 2014.