Arpad Horvath

Arpad Horvath
Professor
Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate, Engineering and Project Management

Life-cycle environmental and economic assessment of products, processes, and services, particularly answering important questions about civil infrastructure systems and the built environment: transportation systems, water and wastewater systems, biofuels, pavements, buildings, and construction materials.

Office Hours:

Fall 2017

  • Tu 12:40-1:40 pm
  • W 10:00-11:45 am
  • by appointment

Biography

Arpad Horvath is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley (http://faculty.ce.berkeley.edu/horvath/), Head of the Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate Graduate Program, Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center, and Director of the Engineering and Business for Sustainability certificate program (http://sustainable-engineering.berkeley.edu).

His research focuses on life-cycle environmental and economic assessment of products, processes, and services, particularly answering important questions posed about civil infrastructure systems and the built environment. He has conducted studies on the environmental implications of various products, processes and services, in particular, transportation systems, water and wastewater systems, biofuels, pavements, buildings, and construction materials.

Professor Horvath has been a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board (Environmental Engineering Committee) since 2010, and a member of the Science Advisory Board's Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee since 2011. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Infrastructure Systems and a member of the editorial advisory boards of Environmental Science & Technology, Environmental Research Letters, and Journal of Industrial Ecology. He is a Council Member of the International Society for Industrial Ecology. He is a frequent consultant to industry and government agencies.

Arpad Horvath is an author of 80 peer-reviewed journal papers. Among several conference organizational roles, he was Conference Chair of the 6th International Conference on Industrial Ecology in 2011, the world’s largest conference in sustainability research to that date.

Arpad Horvath is a recipient of the International Society for Industrial Ecology’s Laudise Prize, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, the UC Berkeley Chancellor's Sustainability Award, and the Excellence in Review Award from Environmental Science & Technology. Three of his papers have been voted into the top three papers in Environmental Science & Technology in 2008, 2011, and 2012.

Education

Ph.D. - Civil Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1997
M.S. - Civil Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1995
Dipl. Eng. (M.S.) - Civil Engineering, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary, 1993