Dr Roger Boulton is chosen 2010 Outstanding Faculty by CAES
Dr Roger Boulton, who enjoys a joint appointment in the Department of Viticulture & Enology and Chemical Engineering & Materials Science at UC Davis, was honored with an Award of Distinction as "Outstanding Faculty" from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences during the annual College Celebration on Oct.8, 2010. The Award of Distinction is the highest recognition given by the College. Dr Boulton joined the Department of Viticulture & Enology in 1976.
Dr Boulton's accomplishments during his time in the Department include numerous academic and industry awards. All of us here, and all UCD V&E graduates, and just about everybody in the international wine industry knows him, or his name, well. His unequalled expertise in all things regarding the physical and chemical stability of wines, wine color and copigmentation, process equipment and winery design, and the production of distilled spirits is legend.
Most recently, Dr Boulton was instrumental in procuring the funding, in the design and in the construction of the new state-of-the art LEED Platinum winery, located on the RMI campus at UC Davis. His background in Engineering led him to seek, and finally to be awarded, LEED Platinum certification for the winery; only the third UC facility to be awarded this distinction. The completion of this teaching winery signals a new era of cooperation with the international wine industry, as UC Davis now has a facility that represents the ultimate goal in sustainable practices. As such, many new partnerships in research and outreach will become a reality. This is thanks, in great part, to the persistence and expertise of Dr Roger Boulton.
Dr. Boulton is a member of the Jurade de Saint Emilion and was appointed the Stephen Sinclair Scott Endowed Chair in Enology in January 2000. In 2000 he was named among "the 50 Most influential people in the US Wine Industry" by Wines and Vines Magazine. In 1998, he and three colleagues (Vernon Singleton, Linda Bisson and Ralph Kunkee) received the Office International de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV) Prize in Oenology for their text The Principles and Practices of Winemaking. This text has been translated into Spanish and Chinese while still in its first edition. Dr. Boulton has been awarded the Outstanding Paper of the Year prize in the American Journal for Enology and Viticulture on four occasions, and was the Eminent Speaker in Chemical Engineering, chosen by the Australian Institute of Engineers in 1995. He has significant international involvement in the development of enology curricula, the teaching of short courses and advising wineries throughout the world. Dr. Boulton received both his Bachelor's and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia.
His website is located at http://wineserver.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty.php?id=4
Congratulations, Dr Boulton. The award is richly-deserved.