Dr Iris Loira Calvar is assistant professor and researcher in the Chemistry and Food Technology Department, at the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
Iris studied Agricultural Engineering and Food Science and Technology at the Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineers of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. She completed a master’s degree in Viticulture and Oenology (2012) at the same university and finished her PhD on the Optimization of quality fermentative parameters in red wines from warm areas in 2014.
Vinifera Teaching: within the Wine Analysis module Iris teaches the different instrumental techniques available for the analysis of contaminants in musts and wines.
Research Interests: As researcher in enology, Iris has written 32 scientific papers, 7 book chapters and 3 coedited-books, and has given 20 presentations to international congresses. In terms of research, she belongs to the enotecUPM research group and is currently involved in different projects using emerging non-thermal technologies in order to reduce the microbial load of the must and facilitate the implantation of non-Saccharomyces yeasts with oenological potential, and at the same time reduce the use of sulphur as an antimicrobial and antioxidant agent.