Dr. Hend Letaief
Assistant Professor of Enology
PhD Food Science and Technology, Turin University, Italy, 2007
Office: Viticulture & Enology Building #208
Brief Introductory Statement:
Dr. Letaief joined the Department of Viticulture and Enology in August 2013 as an assistant professor in wine chemistry. Prior to that, she was an assistant professor at ESIAT in Tunisia where she taught enology, brewery, and sensory analysis at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is also a part-time scientific translator for VINIDEA, an internet journal of viticulture and enology (www.infowine.org). She has an industry oriented research experience and has focused on the processes of problem solving and quality improvement. Her research focuses on finding natural alternatives to sulfur dioxide, a potential allergen used to protect wines against oxidation and microbial spoilage.