Arpad Horvath Inducted into NAE

Featured Faculty: Arpad Horvath

Congratulations to CEE Professor Arpad Horvath on his induction into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)! He was elected for his achievements in environmental life-cycle assessment of infrastructure systems. Horvath is one of 114 new U.S. members and 21 international members elected to the academy. NAE membership is considered one of the highest professional distinctions given to an engineer. NAE membership honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to pioneering new and developing fields of technology and developing or implementing innovative approaches to engineering education, among other areas. 

Arpad Horvath is the Lawrence Peirano Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering. His recent research areas include embodied carbon assessment of buildings, pavements, modular construction, adaptive reuse of buildings, uncertainty assessment of building materials, and identifying regional fine particulate matter exposure reduction pathways from on-road transportation and electricity generation. In 2023, he launched the California Center for Green Buildings Research, with participation from five UC campuses. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability.

Several CEE alumni were inducted as well, including:

  • Glenn Bell (M.S.’75 CE), research civil engineer at the Materials and Structural Systems Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
  • Ashraf Habibullah (M.S.’70 CE), founder, president and CEO of Computers and Structures, Inc.
  • Jonathan Paul Stewart (B.S.’90, M.S.’92, Ph.D.’96 CE), professor of civil and environmental engineering at UCLA.
  • Juan Carlos De La Llera (M.S.’90, Ph.D.’94 CE), professor of structural and geotechnical engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Check out the full story on Berkeley Engineering and the NAE press release.