Analytical science leaders honored at the 2021 AOAC INTERNATIONAL Annual Meeting
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This student scholarship, supported by contributions from Herbalife Nutrition, is designed to encourage student researchers who are advancing analytical or molecular (DNA) testing.
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.
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
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
Frantisek Benes, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague
Marie Fenclova, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague
Jana Hajslova, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague
AOAC INTERNATIONAL brings together government, industry, and academia to establish standard methods of analysis that ensure the safety and integrity of foods and other products that impact public health around the world.