Dr. Miguel Pedroza
Assistant Professor of Enology
Ph.D. Enology, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete, Spain
M.Sc. Agricultural Science and Engineering (Enology), Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete, Spain
B.Sc. Food Science and Engineering, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico
Office: Viticulture & Enology Building #209
Brief Introductory Statement
Dr. Pedroza joined the Department of Viticulture and Enology as an Assistant Professor of Enology in August 2017. Before his appointment at Fresno State he was involved in research linking the perception of wine flavor and brain activity at the Institute of Cognitive Science in France, and the analysis of grape, wine, and winery byproducts using chromatographic techniques in Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.
Dr. Pedroza’s research focus on the sensory perception of wine aromas and their impact on autonomic nervous system signals and emotions. His laboratory also explores the influence of different enological techniques on wine chemistry and sensory attributes. Dr. Pedroza regularly participates as a professional wine judge at national and international wine competitions. His teaching assignments include Wine Production and Analysis, Cellar Operations, Advanced Sensory Evaluation of Wines, Winery Equipment, Vine Grape and Yeast Biochemistry, and Graduate Seminar.