2007 James F Guymon Lecture
Wednesday, June 20
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Quantifying the Chemistry of Distilled Spirits
Dr. Roger B. Boulton, University of California, Davis
The University of California, Davis, Department of Viticulture and Enology has selected Dr. Roger B. Boulton as the recipient of the James F. Guymon Award for 2007.
Dr. Boulton received his Bachelor of Engineering in 1971 and PhD in Chemical Engineering in 1976, from University of Melbourne, Australia. He holds the Stephen Sinclair Scott Chair in Enology at UC Davis.
He Researches chemical and biochemical engineering aspects of winemaking and distilled spirits production. His work involves fermentation and reaction kinetics; physical and chemical stability of wines; the mathematical modeling, computer simulation and control of enological operations; winery design; and the economics of investment and operation.
Boulton was the Eminent Speaker in Chemical Engineering chosen by the Australian Institute of Engineers in 1995. In 1998, he and his coauthors received the Office International de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV) Prize in Oenology for their text, “The Principles and Practices of Winemaking.” He has been awarded the Outstanding Paper of the Year prize in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture on four occasions.