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.
Fall 2022 (starting August 24, 2022):
- Wed: 10:10-11:00 am
- Th: TBD
Arpad Horvath is the L. E. Peirano Professor 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.
He is the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability.
He was a Co-Chair of the Environmental Research 2021 Conference, the largest environmental research conference by attendance to date.
He was the Chair of the 2nd Food-Energy-Water Nexus Conference in 2021.
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, buildings, concrete and other construction materials, pavements, and biofuels.
Professor Horvath was a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board (Environmental Engineering Committee) between 2010 and 2015, and a member of the Science Advisory Board's Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee between 2011 and 2016.
He is an Editorial Board member of Environmental Research Letters, editorial advisory board member of the Journal of Industrial Ecology, and past Associate Editor of the Journal of Infrastructure Systems. He was a Council Member of the International Society for Industrial Ecology between 2014 and 2016.
He is a frequent consultant to industry and government agencies.
Arpad Horvath is the author of 117 peer-reviewed articles in the top journals. In addition to several recent conference organization 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.
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