AOAC INTERNATIONAL announces Ikhlas Khan as the recipient of the 2018 Harvey W. Wiley Award, the Association’s highest honor for lifetime scientific achievement. He is director of the National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, USA.
Khan will deliver the Wiley Award Address and chair the Wiley Award Symposium at this fall’s AOAC Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, where he will examine methodologies for determining the quality and purity of dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, and other products placed on the market as using natural ingredients.
He began his career at the University of Mississippi in 1992 as a research scientist. His primary research interests include analytical fingerprinting for standardization of herbal products and bioanalytical approaches to improvement of product quality and safety.
Khan has received numerous awards. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Institute Chemists. He has authored/co-authored over 700 research articles.
Khan received a B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1980 and an M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry in 1982 from Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh, India, and a Ph.D. in Pharmacy in 1987 from Institut für Pharmazeutische in Munich, Germany. He held postdoctoral positions at the University of Mississippi and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.
An interview with Khan is scheduled to appear in the January/February 2018 issue of ILM.