AOCS 2013 Award of Merit till Ragnar Ohlson

Ledamoten Ragnar Ohlson har tilldelats AOCS 2013 Award of Merit.

Academy fellow Ragnar Ohlson to receive AOCS 2013 Award of Merit.

AOCS  (American Oil Chemists’ Society) är världens största organisation för personer verksamma inom området oljor och fetter alltifrån förädling och odling av oljeväxter, framställning och användning av produkter som livsmedel eller för tekniska ändamål till lipiders inverkan på hälsan (omega-3/omega-6, CHD).

The Award of Merit (AOCS most prominent award) is presented for productive leadership service that has advanced the prestige, standing, or interests of AOCS.

Ragnar Ohlson has been a member of AOCS since 1964 and he has contributed much to the Society. Most notably, he was the General Secretary of the International Society for Fat Research (ISF) for over 10 years and was instrumental in AOCS being named the ISF Secretariat in 1992. (This made AOCS ’The Global Fats and Oils Connection’.) In addition he was involved in formation of the AOCS European Section. Ragnar Ohlson served on the AOCS Governing Board (1994–96), was co-chairman of the AOCS World Congress on Oil Technology (1995) and is a member of the JAOCS Editorial Advisory Board (1998– present). He has been a leader in assisting AOCS in its European status and role among European lipid chemists by representing AOCS at many European meetings and conferences. Ragnar Ohlson is an AOCS Fellow (2009).

The award will be passed over on April 29, 2013, on the 104th AOCS Annual Meeting to be held April 28–May 1 in Montreal, Canada.