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Frank Loge, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Water-Energy Efficiency
Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Frank is Director of the Center for Water-Energy Efficiency (CWEE) and a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He began his career studying water and wastewater treatment, and has developed a strong interest in the relationship between energy, water, and health. Frank advocates performing fundamental research to advance knowledge and developing and deploying technologies and policies that improve environmental quality and human life. His research efforts focus on the energy and health implications of engineered and natural systems, designing sustainable systems and technologies, and entrepreneurship and finance. Current research sponsors include the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation and the California Department of Water Resources. Before joining the faculty at the University of California, Davis, Frank worked for Washington State University and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.


Edward Spang, Ph.D.
Associate Director

Ned is Program Manager for the Center for Water-Energy Efficiency. His doctoral research focused on the link between water and energy at the global level, including the critical importance of improving efficiency in both sectors. Previous research included analyzing regional case studies related to improved water resource management in Central and South America. Parallel to his research on water, Ned developed expertise on energy systems as a coordinator of the MIT-Portugal Green Islands Project, where he worked closely with multiple universities, government agencies, NGOs, local communities and corporate partners to design an integrated, clean energy future for the Azores archipelago. Ned holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MALD and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.


Halona Leung
Program Coordinator

Halona joined the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering in 2007, supporting Dr. Loge's research through contract and grant management. As the program coordinator for CWEE, her interests lie in design, education, public outreach and advocacy for environmental awareness.