Message from Chair
Dear Analytical Division members,
The AOCS provides a platform to share advancements in science and technology of interest. They have been very successful over the years in helping the membership by creating new methods, subject matter guidelines, product related specifications and in providing services to assess proficiency of operational methods. The organization is known for its exceptional capability in engaging scientists and technologists to find solutions to specific issues and in improving the knowledge base of the community by organizing workshops, short courses and other activities. The latest equipment, technologies and related services are exhibited at the annual meeting of the society.
It is a great honor for me to serve as the Chairperson for the Analytical Division. I have the opportunity to work with very dedicated members of the division and energetic committee and AOCS staff. Their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm is the key in success of this year’s annual meeting in Montréal. The meeting provided a great program rich in technical knowledge including the latest research and progress in the relevant science and technologies. I would like to extend my hearty appreciation to all the session chairs, presenters, other volunteers and the AOCS staff for their efforts. The Analytical Division this year co-organized a very successful short course and well-attended three joint sessions (with other divisions) along with its regular program.
The success of the Analytical Division depends on dedication and work of its membership. I greatly appreciate efforts and hard work of the members; without their support the division could have never progressed to its current level. The importance of continued volunteerism and contribution from every individual member of the division is critical for its further progress. I take pride in welcoming new members and invite their suggestions in future objectives of the division. I also invite new graduates, scientists, oil chemists and technologists with the interest in analytical aspects of oil chemistry and related technologies to join the division and the association if you already are not a member to take advantage of the section’s offerings.
A very exciting program for next year’s annual meeting has already been designed. Now efforts are in progress to identify the leaders in research in those areas so that each and every session could update the audience with the latest advances in those topics. I shall invite all scientists and technologists including students to submit abstracts for presentation at next year’s annual meeting and also make plans to attend the event.
I greatly appreciate the support you have provided me so far in the progress of the division. I am confident with your continued support we will keep enhancing the progress of the Analytical Division.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, May 4-7, 2014
Take advantage of this opportunity to present your work to an engaged audience of your peers while advancing your career.
Preliminary Abstracts Due: October 21, 2013
Final Abstracts Due: February 3, 2014
Analytical Division Technical Program for the 2014 Annual Meeting
Algal and Marine Oils Analysis
Evaluation and Correlation of Sensory and Analytical Methods for Assessing Rancidity
Analysis of Vegetable Oil Authentication and Adulteration
Rapid and Real Time Analysis
2014 Annual Meeting News for Analytical Division
2014 Annual Meeting will start with a reception for Analytical Division members, Monday evening before the poster session.
Analytical Educational Event:
For the 2014 meeting the Analytical Division is planning a new educational event prior to the conference. If you have an interest on a particular topic or ideas about a new topic please contact Sneh Bhandari.
The Analytical Division is looking for corporate sponsors for the division activity. If you want to be a sponsor contact Mark Collison.
Herbert J. Dutton Award
The Analytical Division is looking for award nominees. Nomination Deadline: November 1
Nominations for this award are accepted from members of the Society, colleagues, or directly from individual candidates.
Student Award program abstract submission deadline is October 21 which is the same as the Annual Meeting preliminary abstract deadline.
Students may submit one abstract for the Honored Student, Ralph Potts Memorial Fellowship, and one Division student award.