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Congratulations! Dr. Akoh received the 2022 AOCS A.R. Baldwin Distinguished Service Award for distinguished service to the AOCS. This award was presented by the AOCS Governing Board, sponsored by Cargill, Inc. Dr. Akoh served as president of AOCS from 2008-2009, and will accept this award at the 2022 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Akoh will be honored during the opening celebration held Sunday, May 1st at the Annual Meeting.
Congratulations! Dr. Akoh received the 2021 WSU Black Alumni Faculty Excellence Award. This award was given November 20th, 2021, and serves to honor truly exceptional accomplishments of those who demonstrate the highest levels of leadership, performance, and excellence in their respective fields.
Congratulations! Dr. Akoh received the 2019 Alton E. Bailey Award at the 2019 AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases held May 5-8th in St. Louis, MO. “The Alton E. Bailey Award recognizes outstanding research and exceptional service in the field of lipids and associated products. This prestigious award commemorates Alton E. Bailey’s outstanding contributions to the field of fats and oils as a researcher, an author of several standard books in the field and as a leader in the work of the Society. This award is sponsored by Archer Daniels Midland Company.” Dr. Akoh will present an award lecture titled “Restructuring Lipids for Functionality and Health”.
Congratulations! Siyu Zhang, PhD candidate, received the 2020 Biotechnology Division Student Best Paper Award at the 2020 AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases held April 26-29th in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Siyu will present his research, titled “Lipase-assisted production of 1-o-galloylglycerol: Characterization and its antioxidant properties”.
Congratulations! Sarah Willett, PhD candidate, received the 2019 Hans Kaunitz Award at the 2019 AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases held May 5-8th in St. Louis, MO. “The Hans Kaunitz Award recognizes a scholastically outstanding graduate student doing research in the sciences relating to fats and oils and detergent technology.” Sarah will present her research, titled “Physicochemical Properties of Yellow Cake Produced with Menhaden Oil or Structured Lipid Organogels”.
Congratulations! Siyu Zhang, PhD student, received the 2019 Biotechnology Division Student Best Paper Award at the 2019 AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases held May 5-8th in St. Louis, MO during the Biotechnology Division dinner. Siyu will present his research, titled “Solvent-Free Enzymatic Synthesis of Glyceryl Monogallate Optimized by Taguchi Method”.