AOCS Sections are neighborhoods within the greater AOCS global community—each offering unique, regional viewpoints on the importance of fats and oils to people everywhere.

Benefits of Section Membership

  • Provides a local forum for fats and oils professionals
  • Enhances your networking opportunities in your regional marketplace
  • Provides volunteer and leadership opportunities

Member dues contribute to and sustain Section-specific awards, events, and support student involvement. Interested in joining a section? Contact AOCS.

Guidelines (.pdf)

The Asian Section welcomes all who are interested, and holds meetings annually.

Annual member dues $15. 

Section Leadership

Kazuo Miyashita,

Suk-Hoo Steve Yoon,

Ahmad Parveez Ghulam Kadir,

Ching H. Hou,

Asian Section Meetings 2015 (.pdf)

Bringing together professionals in the Australia and Pacific Rim geographical regions.

Annual member dues $25. 

Section Leadership

Matt Miller,

Immediate Past President
Karen Murphy,

Jacqui Adcock,

Amy Logan,

Treasurer Elect
Xiao Su,

Newsletter Editor
Cintia Dias,

Steering Committee
Surinder Singh, CSIRO
Neil Mann, RMIT University
Glenn Elliott, Nu-Mega Ingredients Pty. Ltd.
Peter Nichols, CSIRO
Rod Smith, CSIRO
Tim Nalder, Deakin University
Leonie Walter, University of Melbourne
Lucky Inturrisi, Cargill
Clare Flakelar, Charles Sturt University



Bringing together professionals from Canadian geographical regions. Dues are used to send students to the AOCS and CAOCS annual meetings.

Annual member dues $15. 

Section Leadership

Farah Skold,

Vice Chair
Chibuike Udenigwe,

Eoin Moloney,

Student Affairs
Sachin Goel,
Olayinka Olarewaju,
Sayeh Sinichi,

Xiao Qui,

Dérick Rousseau,

Jonathan Curtis,

The AOCS China Section:

  • Promotes information exchange, collaboration and partnership between Chinese and global fats, oils and related industries
  • Brings together professionals in the China geographical region
  • Supports friendship and professional growth of its members
  • Ensures high standards, superior quality, safety and value-added applications of fats, oils, proteins and related-materials

Annual member dues $0.  

Section Leadership

Dr. Jiang Lianzhou,

Dr. Liu Keshun,

Dr. Liu Yuanfa,

Dr. Xu Xuebing,

Dr. Sui Xiaonan,

Advisory Council

Wang Tong (Toni), Ph.D.
Ma Kangming, Ph.D.
Liu Guoqin, Ph.D.
Bi Yanlan, Ph.D.
Wang Manyi, Ph.D.

Bringing together professionals in the European geographical region.

Annual member dues $25, includes membership in Euro Fed Lipid.

Section Leadership

Daniel Kalnin,

Leadership Team
Ignace Debruyne,

Etienne Deffense,

John Harwood,

Paul Smith, Cargill,

Aalbert (Bart) Zwijnenburg,

Bringing together professionals in the geographic area of India.  The Section works closely with the Oil Technologists Association of India (OTAI).

Annual member dues $0. 

To get involved, contact AOCS:
Victoria Rouleau
Victoria Rouleau | +1 217-693-4821

Bringing together professionals in South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Annual member dues $15. 

Section President

Leon Pablo Espinosa, Desmet Ballestra North America Inc., USA, 

Leadership Team
Roberto Berbesi, Oil-Dri Corporation, USA
Federico Corvetto, South American Trading LLC, USA
Elena Dibildox, Universidad Autonoma de SLP, Mexico
Marcus Dore, Sociedade Brasileira De Óleos e Gorduras, Brazil
Sandra Moya, Clariant, Mexico
Andrés G. Rumayor, Palsgaard Industri, Mexico