Imed’s research interests include cold hardiness of grapevines and developing methods of cold protection; improving fruit and wine quality using cultural practices; and germplasm evaluation and matching varieties with climates and sites. He has participated in research assignments and educational tours in Canada, Chile, Italy, Tunisia, and the U.S. (California), and has been invited to speak nationally and internationally in Australia, Canada, Chile, Italy, New Zealand, and Tunisia. Imed was the editor and lead-author of an Extension book titled Midwest Grape Production Guide and co-authored Winter Injury to Grapevines and Methods of Protection. Both were awarded Best Extension Publications by American Society of Horticultural Sciences. He also served as Chair of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture-Eastern Section (ASEV-ES) (2010-2011), and Board Director in ASEV-ES (2007-2009), and currently serves on the national ASEV.