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Amanda C. Stewart

Associate Professor

Amanda Stewart

Amanda Stewart
401-C HABB1 (0924)
1230 Washington Street SW
Blacksburg, VA 24061


  • Ph.D., Food Science, Purdue University, 2013
  • M.S., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, 2004
  • B.S., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, 2003
  • B.S., Biochemistry, Purdue University, 2003

Teaching Responsibilities:

FST 3114/HORT 3114 Wines and Vines

FST 2544/HNFE 2544 Functional Foods for Health

FST 4654 Food and Beverage Fermentation

Research Interests:

In the Enology and Fermentation lab, we work with wine and hard cider quality, and the impact of food and beverage fermentation processes on bioactive compounds relevant to human health.  Current projects include collaborations with horticulture researchers to develop vineyard and orchard management practices for improved wine and cider quality, and the impact of hard cider processing methods on cider chemistry and quality.  Currently, we are investigating the impact of yeast assimilable nitrogen composition and concentration on yeast and bacterial metabolism during and after fermentation, and the impact of juice clarification methods on fermentation and cider polyphenol concentration and composition.  We are also working to develop new, collaborative projects in the area of fermented vegetables and human health.