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Department of Viticulture and Enology


Dr. Carlos Muller

Dr. Carlos Muller
Professor Emeritus, Enology, Food Science and Nutrition Department, and Department of Viticulture & Enology

Ph.D. Agricultural Chemistry, University of California, Davis, 1967
M.Sc. Food Science, University of California, Davis , 1962
B.Sc. Food Technology, University of California, Davis, 1956

Brief Introductory Statement:
Dr. Carlos Muller began his career at Fresno State in 1978 as a Professor of Enology within the Enology, Food Science and Nutrition Department in the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology where he served until 2000, when the Department of Viticulture and Enology was created. In the Spring of 2004, after participating in the FERP program through the university, Dr. Carlos Muller officially announced his full retirement through the Department of Viticulture and Enology. During his tenure he taught enology courses, and was instrumental in developing the enology program and obtaining approvals for the licensed, bonded winery in 1997. His areas of specialty include food chemistry and biochemistry, emphasizing the biochemistry of flavor development; vine physiology and defense mechanisms; wine quality, spoilage and stability; and the health aspects of wine.