In Memoriam 752 inform November 2008, Vol. 19 (11)
JOhN E. MOrrEN, Sr.
John E. Morren Sr. of Smithville, Ten-
nessee, USA, died on June 15, 2008,
at the age of 79. He joined AOCS in
1956 and at his death was an emeri-
During his professional life he
was variously a technical director
in the chemical division of HumKo
in Memphis, Tennessee, and Cham- Tilman receives ing: president, Ashok Sethia; vice presi-
dent, Parvez H. Kader; secretary, Sushil
paign, Illinois; vice president of Ac-
me-Hardesty Company, Jenkintown, International prize Goenka; and treasurer, Vijay Data. Zonal
chairpersons included: central, Rajendra
Pennsylvania; president of John Mor-
ren, Inc.; and process manager for
for Biology Maheshwari; west, Bipin Patel; south,
Anand Menon; north, Anil Modi; and
C&T Refinery, first in Charlotte, David Tilman, Regents Professor of Ecol- east, Sushil Agarwal. Kader and Menon
North Carolina, then Quincy, Illinois. ogy at the University of Minnesota, USA, are members of AOCS.
He is survived by his wife, Tommye, was named the 2008 recipient of the Inter-
six children, 14 grandchildren, and
national Prize for Biology. He will receive
a medal, a cash prize of $100,000, and a Changes at Dupont
gift from Emperor Akihito of Japan in To- On October 1, Ellen J.
kyo on December 8.
THEodoRE J. ZwolanEk He was selected for his work show-
Kullman became pres-
Theodore Zwolanek, an AOCS mem- ident and director of
ing that biodiversity makes ecosystems DuPont (E.I. duPont de
ber since 1956, died in Chicago, Illi- more productive and resistant to drought,
nois, USA at the age of 89 on Febru- Nemours and Company,
disease, and pests. More recently, he pub- Wilmington, Delaware,
ary 25, 2008. In his professional life, lished data showing that biofuels created
he worked as a research chemist for USA). She will also be-
from diverse prairie grasses are more ef- come chief executive
Durkee-Glidden in the Chicago area. ficient and environmentally friendly than officer as of January 1,
During that time, his name appeared biofuel made from food crops.
Kullman 2009. She is replacing
on patents dealing with the produc-
Charles O. Holliday,
tion and properties of hard butters.
Zwolanek enlisted in the US new o