Edward Spang

Edward Spang

Edward Spang, Ph.D.

Position Title
Associate Professor

Food Science and Technology

2036 Robert Mondavi Institute - Sensory

Food Science (2015 - )


Ph.D., The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

M.A.L.D., The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

B.A., Dartmouth College


Dr. Spang’s research focuses on characterizing and optimizing the efficiency of linked water, energy, and food resource systems. He is particularly interested in applying methods for measuring and monitoring these systems and their interrelationships in high-resolution and across multiple scales, both geographic and temporal. He further seeks to understand the influence of external markets, technological innovation, and policies on this integrated food-water-energy nexus. His recent publications explore the linked relationship between water and energy resource systems, the drivers and environmental impacts of on-farm food losses, and an in-depth review of the academic literature on food loss and waste. 




Awards and Honors

2018: UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute - Fellow

2019: National Academic Advising Assoc. (NACADA Global) - Outstanding New Advising Award - Faculty Academic Advising

2019: National Academic Advising Assoc. (NACADA Region 9) - Excellence in Advising, Faculty Advisor

2020: UC Davis Graduate Studies - Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award