Rod Mailer

Australian Oils Research Expert

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Industry Recognition

• Chair - World Congress on Fats and Oils and ISF Congress, 2005- 2009
• Chair - International Rapeseed Congress, 1995 - 1999
• Organising Committee - International Safflower Congress, 2008.
• Organising Committee - Australian Research Assembly on Brassicas. N. Wratten and R.J. Mailer (eds.). Wagga Wagga.

Industry Recognition

William Farrer Award - 2009 Established in 1911 to perpetuate the memory of William James Farrer and encourage agricultural scientists. It includes the delivery of an annual oration and the presentation of the Farrer Memorial Medal to a distinguished agricultural scientist for service rendered in the fields of research, education or administration

Timothy L. Mounts Award - 2008 Awarded by the American Oil Chemists' Society to recognise research relating to the science and technology of edible oils

National Agricultural Commodities Trading Association - 2000 Plaque awarded by NACMA, acknowledgment as an icon of the 20th Century for his contributions to Australian agriculture

Australian Olive Association - 2001 Life Membership, contributions to the Australian Olive Industry

Damian Conlan Memorial lecture medal - Rylstone Harvest Workshop, 2005.

Dr Mailer’s work as a research scientist has been supported by obtaining accreditation of several organisations of international acclaim.

ISO The Laboratory has had a quality system implemented since 1998.
NATA Methods are accredited by National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA).
AOCS He has been an approved Chemist of the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS) from 1997- 2009 for analysis of edible oils fatty acids and trans fatty acids. The laboratory gained first place internationally in the annual Olive Proficiency Program in 2001 and was given special mention again in 2004.
IOC AORL is one of only 37 laboratories in the world with accreditation to analyse olive oil on behalf of the International Olive Council (IOC) since becoming accredited in 2001.
IOC Sensory Panel Dr Mailer established a sensory panel for organoleptic evaluation of olive oil. This panel has been accredited by NATA and the IOC and endorsed as the Australian Olive Association’s panel, the only officially accredited panel for olive oil in Australia.

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