Arpad Horvath

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TSRC Co-Director
Transportation Sustainability Research Center
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Life Cycle Analysis

Arpad Horvath is a Professor in the Engineering and Project Management Program and in the Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate Program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. He has Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Diploma in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering major, Construction Engineering and Management minor) from the Technical University of Budapest (Hungary).

 His research interests are in developing methods and tools for life-cycle assessment of civil infrastructure systems and other industries. His research has focused on the environmental implications of transportation systems, buildings, construction, water and wastewater systems, and various service industries, and life-cycle assessment modeling using hybrid methods, environmentally augmented economic input-output analysis, and environmental performance measurement.

Arpad Horvath is the director of the Consortium on Green Design and Manufacturing (CGDM), and Associate Editor of the ASCE's Journal of Infrastructure Systems.



  • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize "for original and outstanding contributions to the life-cycle environmental modeling and assessment of infrastructure systems." American Society of Civil Engineers (2008)
  • Laudise Prize for outstanding achievements in industrial ecology, International Society for Industrial Ecology (2005)
  • AT&T Foundation Industrial Ecology Faculty Fellowship (2004)
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2001)
  • AT&T Foundation Industrial Ecology Faculty Fellowship (2001)
  • AT&T Foundation Industrial Ecology Faculty Fellowship (2000)
  • Certificate of Appreciation "in recognition of a substantial contribution to the 1999 SAE International Congress & Exposition" (1999)
  • NSF/Lucent Technologies Industrial Ecology Fellowship (with C. Hendrickson and L. Lave) (1998-2000)
  • AT&T Foundation Industrial Ecology Faculty Fellowship (1998)


  • Science Advisory Board, Environmental Engineering, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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