August 30, 2021

The awards ceremony hosted at the 2021 AOAC INTERNATIONAL Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, August 30, 2021, honored hundreds of scientists for their contributions to AOAC and scientific excellence.

Harvey W. Wiley Award

AOAC INTERNATIONAL’s most prestigious scientific award, the Harvey W. Wiley Award, is presented to a scientist (or group of scientists) who have made an outstanding contribution to analytical method development in an area of interest to AOAC INTERNATIONAL.

Katerina Mastovska, Eurofins Scientific

William Horwitz Award

The William Horwitz Award, established in 1995 in honor of Dr. Horwitz’s lifetime of accomplishments and dedication to AOAC, is the highest volunteer award bestowed by AOAC.

Jonathan W. DeVries, Consultant

Fellows of AOAC INTERNATIONAL

The Fellow of AOAC INTERNATIONAL Award recognizes the dedication and commitment of those volunteers who have served the Association for at least 10 years.

Sean Austin, Nestle Research

Yi Chen, FDA, CFSAN

Thierry Delatour, Nestec Ltd

Cheng-Zhu Liang, Qingdao Customs

Alfredo Montes-Nino, Microbiotics

Franz Ulberth, European Commission

Sudhakar Yadlapalli, First Source Laboratory

Paper of the Year

This award recognizes the most outstanding original and creative journal article published in the peer-reviewed Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL in the calendar year.

Yuecheng Zhang, Malmö University

A Green, Economic “Switch-On” Sensor for Cefixime Analysis Based on Black Soya Bean Carbon Quantum Dots

Section of the Year

This award recognizes the role AOAC Sections play in advancing analytical excellence in the areas of food safety, food integrity, and public health.

India Section

Harvey W. Wiley Student Scholarship

As part of the Harvey W. Wiley Award program, the winner can nominate a student to receive the Harvey Wiley Award Scholarship.

Katerina Sebelova, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague

AOAC INTERNATIONAL/Eurofins Foundation “Testing for Life” Student Award

This award, supported by contributions from the Eurofins Foundation, is designed to encourage student researchers who are advancing basic or applied science in analytical or molecular testing for food safety, food security, food defense, food authenticity, or health and environmental protection.

Maryam Abdur-Rahman, National Institute of Health & University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Tengfei Li, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Xingchen Liu, University of Maryland

Raviraj Shinde, Shivaji University

Leos Uttl, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague

AOAC INTERNATIONAL/Herbalife Nutrition Scholarship

This student scholarship, supported by contributions from Herbalife Nutrition, is designed to encourage student researchers who are advancing analytical or molecular (DNA) testing.

Brittany McIntyre, University of Guelph

Jakub Tomasko, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague

AOAC INTERNATIONAL/SCIEX Rising Star Award

This award, supported by contributions from SCIEX, is designed to encourage the integration of graduate students into AOAC INTERNATIONAL, with a focus on candidates with demonstrable potential to become thought leaders and scientific influencers in their respective fields.

Klara Navratilova, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague

Official Methods Board Awards

The AOAC Official Methods Board awards recognizes significant contributions and meritorious volunteer service to the AOAC analytical scientific community.

Technical Service Award

Dustin Starkey, Abbott Nutrition

Robert LaBudde, Least Cost Formulations, Ltd

Award in Recognition of Technical and Scientific Excellence

COVID-19 Emergency Response Validation Program Advisory Group

  • William Burkhardt, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Chengzhu Liang, Technical Center of Qingdao Customs in the PRC
  • Efstathia Papafragkou, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Laura J. Rose, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • John SantaLucia, DNA Software, Inc. and Wayne State University
  • Sanjiv R. Shah, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Jacquelina Williams-Woods, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Expert Review Panel (ERP) of the Year

AOAC Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) ERP for Cannabinoids

  • Chair: Melissa Phillips, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Susan Audino, SA Audino & Associates
  • Julia Bramante, CDPHE 
  • Walter Brent, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Candice Cashman, CEM
  • Nour Eddine Es Safi, Mohammad V University
  • Heather Harris, Forensic Chemistry Consultant
  • Christopher Hudalla, Proverde Labs
  • Peter Indick, Microbac
  • Holly Johnson, AHPA
  • Christian Krueger, PHYTO-SOL
  • Aihua Liu, DYADLABS
  • Katerina Mastovska, Eurofins Food Integrity and Innovation
  • Salvatore Parisi, Al-Balqa Applied University
  • Andrew Pham, Epic Lab
  • Curtis Phinney, Curtis Phinney
  • Paul Reibach, Smithers Viscient
  • Kate Rimmer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Aniko Solyom, GAAS Analytical
  • Tomasz Tuzimski, Medical University of Lublin
  • Marielle Weintraub, Zillis
  • Sudhakar Yadlapalli, First Source Laboratory Solutions
  • Hong You, Eurofins US

Method of the Year

AOAC 2018.11 – Quantitation of Cannabinoids in Cannabis Dried Plant Materials, Concentrates, and Oils Using Liquid Chromatography–Diode Array Detection Technique with Optional Mass Spectrometric Detection: Single-Laboratory Validation Study, First Action 2018.11

Method Authors:

  • Frantisek Benes, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague
  • Marie Fenclova, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague
  • Jana Hajslova, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague
  • Danielle Houston, Eurofins Food Integrity & Innovation
  • Jiri Hricko, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague
  • Ales Krmela, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague
  • Katerina Mastovska, Eurofins Food Integrity & Innovation
  • Veronika Svobodova, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague
  • Lukas Vaclavik, Eurofins Food Integrity & Innovation

Member Service Awards

These awards recognize AOAC members for their continuous years of service to the organization.

5-Year Members: 133 members

10-Year Members: 58 members

25-Year Members:

  • Cipriano Cruz
  • Susan R. Freeman
  • Thomas Michael Jones
  • Robert E. Koeritzer
  • Hideaki Matsuoka
  • Real Paquin
  • Teresa Perez
  • Emilia Rico-Munoz
  • Karl Schmitt
  • John Szpylka
  • Michael S. Young

30-Year Members:

  • Rafael Amon
  • Titan S. Fan
  • Thomas S. Hammack
  • Douglas A. Hite
  • Robert A. LaBudde
  • Guillermo Limon
  • Michael J. Reuter
  • Andrea Rizzo
  • Supat Sirivicha
  • David L. Soderberg
  • Wayne R. Wolf
  • Wayne A. Ziemer

35-Year Members:

  • Paul J. Cerasuolo
  • William L. Hall, Jr.
  • Alexander MacDonald
  • Mark A. Mozola
  • Lawrence C. Novotny
  • Michael W. Ogden
  • Judythe Samter

40-Year Members:

  • Pete C. Cartwright
  • Jonathan W. DeVries, Sr.
  • Bruce Michael Henkin
  • Steven J. Layng
  • Keith A. Meyer
  • Lars M. Reimann
  • Darryl M. Sullivan
  • Margaret J. Sunderland
  • Valentina J. Teska

45-Year Members:

  • Thomas L. Jensen
  • Thomas P. Layloff

50-Year Members:

  • Richard Anthony Baldwin
  • Milan Ihnat