Faculty

Dr. Ned Spang wins NACADA Region 9 Award Andrea Thompson April 09, 2019
UC Davis was recognized with seven of twelve regional honors by NACADA, the global community for academic advising at the NACADA Region 9 Awards, and FST's own Assistant Professor Ned Spang was one of the honorees.   NACADA's website states, "Region 9 is proud to support student success by providing opportunities for recognition and professional development opportunities for students, academic advisors and administration."
FST's Dr. Selina Wang featured in Sacramento Magazine Andrea Thompson March 22, 2019

Dr. Selina Wang is a Cooperative Extension Specialist in small-scale fruit and vegetable processing at the Department of Food Science and Technology, and the research director of the Olive Center.  She was recently featured in an article in Sacramento Magazine about the work of the Olive Center called "Not Far from the Tree".

Read the article at Sacramento Magazine's website here.

Professor Sue Ebeler awarded Honorary Research Lecturer for ASEV Andrea Thompson March 08, 2019

Congratulations to  Dr. Susan Ebeler, who has been granted the Honorary Research Lecture this year at the 70th Annual National Conference of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV)!

ASEV's website explains, "the honorary research lecturer is granted to an individual with a current national or international reputation in his or her field of research who is also actively involved in scientific research."

UC Davis, wine industry cultivate relationship Ahmad Hakim February 19, 2019

Under the hot summer sun of the San Joaquin Valley, just south of Merced, Miguel Guerrero of The Wine Group is trying a new high-wire act. In collaboration with University of California-Davis Cooperative Extension, Roduner Ranch vineyard manager Guerrero is experimenting with Cabernet Sauvignon vines and other varieties elevated by a single wire at 66 inches – plantings that are 2-3 feet higher than the traditional winegrape canopy.

Professor Emeritus Bamforth to work with Sierra Nevada as Senior Quality Advisor Andrea Thompson February 14, 2019

Dr. Charlie Bamforth, Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences Emeritus, retired at the end of 2018 after twenty years at UC Davis. 

On Wednesday, February 13, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. issued a press release titled "'Pope of Foam' Charlie Bamforth Joins Sierra Nevada Brewing Company".  As the company's Senior Quality Advisor, Bamforth will evaluate all areas of production and train employees on beer quality.

FST Professor Maria Marco joins ISAPP board of directors Andrea Thompson February 04, 2019

Congratulations to our own Dr. Maria Marco, who has just joined the board of directors of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics! 

From the ISAPP website: "ISAPP is an association of academic and industrial scientists involved in research on fundamental and applied aspects of probiotics and prebiotics, and more broadly that of human microbiomes and gut health."

Kaan Kurtural's Interview on SiriusXM Radio Ahmad Hakim February 01, 2019
Dr. Kaan Kurtural joined the faculty at University of California Davis in November 2015. His work focuses on vineyard mechanization and precision viticulture interpreting ecophysiological response of the grapevine to inherent variabilities that may exist in large landscapes. His laboratory is at the historic Oakville Experimental Vineyard in the heart of Napa Valley of California.