Yu Hou

Mrs Yu Hou

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD Candidates

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


Yu finished her bachelor's and master's degrees in viticulture and enology, loyally employed in the wine industry since 2016 and in 2022 she formally becomes a PhD candidate in the Department of Wine Science, Engineering and Technology, co-supervised by A/Pro David Jeffery (david.jeffery@adelaide.edu.au) and Dr Marlize Bekker (marlize.bekker@awri.com.au).

In collaboration with the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI), her PhD project is about the investigation of polysulfides as latent volatile sulfur compounds. The project seeks to extend previous work, evaluate polysulfides thoroughly and address the knowledge gap surrounding the key precursors responsible for post‐fermentation VSC development in wine and distilled beverages.

The role of polysulfides in the appearance of ‘reduced’ wine aromas

  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write and speak
    English Can read, write and speak
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2022 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2013 - 2015 University of Adelaide Australia MSc Viticulture and Enology
    2009 - 2013 China Agricultural University China BEng Viticulture and Enology Engineering
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2015 WSET LEVEL 3 AWARD IN WINES AND SPIRITS Wine & Spirit Education Trust
  • Research Interests

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE AND WINE AUSTRALIA RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP

  • Position: PhD Candidates
  • Email: yu.hou@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Wine Innovation Central, floor Level Four
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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