Chances are you arrived here because of whiskey; drinking, talking, reading, or hearing me speak about it.


For what has transpired over ~30 years of chemical research, from basic science to fighting cancer.

On the Edge

Real problems cross disciplines. Training requires coursework that reveals the interrelatedness of things.

I am honored to be named a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer for 2018-2020.  I look forward to sharing my love of science with everyone, scientists and the public alike, by looking at it through the lens of whiskey.  Click HERE for more information.

The Book & Other Writing

A chance collision with Rob Arnold of Firestone & Robertson Distillery (makers of TX Whiskey and TX Bourbon) led to our first book.  We were grateful to see that in 2016 Gourmand recognized it with a "Hall of Fame Award" and it was identified as a finalist for the "Best Wine Book" by the International Association of Culinary Professionals.  This coffee table book is a collection of almost 60 one page essays that address the science and engineering that goes into the production of whiskey using metaphor and beautiful pictures.

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The best way to contact me is by e-mail at e.simanek@tcu.edu or holler at 817-257-5355.