ITS News

  • Arpad Horvath

     Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Arpad Horvath accepted the role of Faculty Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC), starting mid-January 2015.



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     Professor Scott Moura and the Energy, Controls, and Application Lab (eCAL) have been awarded a Samsung Global Research Outreach (GRO) award to study battery management systems for achieving long range in electric vehicles (EVs).


  • Mike Cassidy

    Chancellor Dirks has approved the appointment of Professor Michael Cassidy as the Robert Horonjeff Professor in Civil Engineering, effective July 1, 2014-June 30, 2019. This is a well-deserved honor and recognition of Cassidy's outstanding record in teaching, research and service.


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    Sean Morris, PATH contractor and Albany Unified Schools computer science teacher, was nominated and selected to attend a workshop for 100 “superstar” teachers of the Exploring Computer Science (EC) and CS Principles courses, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Dec. 8-9 in Washington D.C.

  • Grads hold up their certificates

    Twenty seven students are ready for the next step after participating in the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Program Certificate Award Ceremony Dec. 4, 2014 at the Residence de France in San Francisco, followed by a San Francisco dinner at a course professor's home.


  • Wei _Bin Zhang

    Wei-Bin Zhang, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) Research Engineer and Program Manager, was recently elevated to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow.



  • Juan Pestana

    Geoengineering Professor Juan Pestana is tapped to lead the University of California Pavement Research Center-Berkeley. The 20-year UC Berkeley veteran is excited to delve into all aspects of pavement research to move the center and field forward.



  • Mark Hansen

    Professor Mark Hansen received Transportation Research Board's Francis X. McKelvey Award for his outstanding work in aviation-related research.



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    Startup@Berkeley alumni bring a new take on instant photos with their company Prynt, which makes a smartphone case that prints photos instantly. The company was featured at HAXLR8R’s fifth demo day as a startup to watch, along with UC Berkeley startup Clarity, who created a device to measure air quality.

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    This issue of the newsletter examines how ITS students and faculty have transformed good ideas into marketable products and how UC Berkeley's partnership with Hyundai has yielded positive results for the University and its students as well as the automaker.