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Supelco/Nicholas Pelick-AOCS Research Award

Recognizing outstanding original research in fats, oils, lipid chemistry, or biochemistry.

The Supelco/Nicholas Pelick-AOCS Research Award is sponsored by Supelco, Inc., a subsidiary of Sigma-Aldrich Corp., and Nicholas Pelick, past president of AOCS..


Candidate materials must include:
  • Letter of nomination
  • At least 3 letters of support from individuals familiar with the candidate's accomplishments
  • Biographical information which includes:
    • Current Curriculum Vitae, including full list of publications and patents
    • Summary of research accomplishments
    • Degrees held with the names of the granting institutions
    • Positions held during professional career

Nominations for this award are accepted from members of the Society, colleagues, or directly from individual candidates.

Intent to Nominate Form

Nomination Deadline: November 1

Send candidate material to as PDF files for consideration.

PDF’s must be created entirely from existing Word documents, rather than created from a scanner. This improves clarity of the document.


  • Candidate must have published technical papers of high quality
  • Preference given to individuals who are actively associated with research and have made influential discoveries in their fields


  • Plaque
  • $10,000 honorarium

2015 Recipient

Gary ListGary R. List, consultant, USA is an outstanding researcher in lipids whose career spans over 50 years. His research covered many important areas in lipid science including analytical methods, processing of oilseeds, lecithin, hydrogenation, physical refining and intereseterification. Gary is author of over 370 publications, proceedings, abstracts, and book chapters/books. He has presented over 160 papers at national and international meetings, edited 8 books and made revisions to “Baileys Industrial Oil and Fat Products” (4th, 5th, and 6th revision).


Past Recipients (.pdf)