The Technical Division on Reference Materials (TDRM) Award recognizes contributions and encourages active participation of TDRM members. Recipients receive a plaque at the AOAC Annual Meeting awards ceremony. The award is presented annually unless no suitable candidate is identified.
Nominees should be a TDRM member scientist or scientific group that has:
To nominate a TDRM Award candidate, submit a maximum 500-word justification statement detailing the nominee’s unique or significant contribution. Two additional support letters may also be included.
Nominations are reviewed by a committee of TDRM members consisting of the Chair, Vice Chair, and three other appointed members.
The AOAC INTERNATIONAL Inés Cereijo Technical Division on Reference Materials (TDRM) Award is offered annually to both undergraduate and graduate students at any college or university to support students promoting awareness of the need for method performance evaluation early in a chemist’s career, through the use of reference materials.
The winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000 USD and funding support to attend the AOAC Annual Meeting & Exposition for up to four nights. Funding amounts are dependent on commitments by the award sponsor(s) and are subject to change. Updates will be made prior to application requests.
Because not all colleges have research facilities, nominees are evaluated based on a report describing either the use of a reference material for method performance evaluation or the development of a new reference material.
Submissions should detail use of a reference material for a specific application, such as method performance evaluation or method validation, or the development of a reference material to fit a new or existing need. Learn more or submit an application.
For more information, please email Constance Bahr, AOAC TDRM Staff Liaison, or call +1 (301) 924-7077, ext. 143.
|2014||Stephen A. Wise|
|2013||Joseph M. Betz|
|2011||Michael A. Quilliam|
|2010||Donna L. Zink|
|2007||Katherine E. Sharpless|
|2003||Jennifer C. Colbert|
|2001||James T. Tanner|
|2000||Wayne R. Wolf|
|2023||Andres F. Ortega|
|2018||Grace E. Hahm|
|2015||Lynn X. Zhang|
|2012||Larissa V. Di Marzo|