Why join AOCS
Expand your network and get connected to a global community of chemists, nutritionists, engineers and business leaders who are advancing the science of fats, oils, proteins, surfactants and related materials. Meet some of our members.
The AOCS community is a unique mix of professionals from industry, academia and government working in all areas of the fats and oils supply chain, from field to product. From original research to review articles — AOCS can help you find solutions to practical processing, formulation and analytical challenges.
In additional to INFORM Magazine, our flagship publication, members enjoy free online access to all peer-reviewed journals, a savings of up to US $600. As a member, you will be able to read, download and cite all current and back issues of the journals. View free resources.
Exchange information and provide solutions to real-world challenges through AOCS' network of leading researchers and affluential industry representatives! Know someone that would benefit from AOCS? Help us make an introduction with use of our AOCS Membership Recruiter's Toolkit.
Valuable discounts to these important resources:
AOCS Premium Content Library
Exclusive access to valuable content-including presentations from AOCS Annual Meetings-on inform|connect. Search, explore, and save content from this collection of AOCS resources.
Save on registration rates at AOCS meetings and discover the latest education and research, engage in face-to-face collaborations, and develop important connections with professionals from around the world.
INFORM magazine (Print and Digital)
Get the latest scientific advances, business developments, trends, and critical issues in the areas of oils, fats, and related materials.
Student members receive digital access only.
Receive 30% off AOCS Press and Academic Press titles and Elsevier books.
Membership Directory access
Questions? Contact Janet Brown.
Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS, 7th Edition – save US $400.
Revised by academic, corporate and government experts to ensure that the most technically accurate methods are presented. Meet ISO 17025 requirements and have the newest additions.
Laboratory Proficiency Program (LPP) – more than US $20 savings per series
Maintain your lab’s high standards by participating in the world’s most extensive and respected collaborative proficiency testing program for oil- and fat-related commodities, oilseeds, oilseed meals, and edible fats. Full year LPP participants are eligible for Approved Chemist recognition.
In This Section
Discover the value of AOCS membership first hand from these members…
“Early in my career, being part of the broader research community at AOCS helped establish my credibility at a global company that used fats and oils and lipid chemistry extensively.”
- Steve Hill, Vice-President, T. Marzetti's, Member since 1987
“AOCS gives me the right balance of technical and commercial aspects. That’s why I rank AOCS much higher than other organizations that I belong to.”
- Vishal Jain, Group Leader, Lipids, Mondelez International Member since 2004
“This is the organization that you need to join to keep up with what’s new in the industry.”
- Rick Theiner, Senior Principal Application Engineer, Evonik industries, Member since 1998
“Being part of AOCS aided me in getting a job because I had so many professional members give me advice as I was coming to the end of my graduate program. I see that mentorship continuing as I start my professional career. I feel incredibly well equipped.”
- Sara Shinn, Assistant Professor, Fresno State University, Member since 2012