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CGDM alumnus Cristiano Facanha and Prof. Arpad Horvath publish "Evaluation of Life-Cycle Air Emission Factors of Freight Transportation" in Environmental Science & Technology.

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Prof. Arpad Horvath featured in Voice of America series "Searching for Solutions".


The International Society for Industrial Ecology presented the Laudise Prize to Prof. Arpad Horvath at the Gordon Conference in Stockholm. This award is given to an outstanding industrial ecology researcher, under 35 years of age.


Julian Marshall of the Energy and Resources Group and Michael Toffel of the Haas School of Business publish Framing the Elusive Concept of Sustainability: A Sustainability Hierarchy in Environmental Science & Technology, 39(3): 673 - 682. 2005.


CGDM Director Arpad Horvath and Michael Toffel of Haas Business School present two case studies on the environmental implications of wireless technology in the June 1 issue of Environmental Science & Technology. A comparison of the full life cycle environmental impacts are evaluated for reading news (by way of PDA versus a traditional newspaper) as well as for long-distance meetings (wireless teleconferencing versus business travel). Read the Press Release, access the paper online, or read a review of their research in Science News.


CGDM Alumni at large:

Dr. Angela Guggemos (Ph.D., '03) is a newly appointed Assistant Professor in the Manufacturing Technology and Construction Management Department at Colorado State.

Dr. Nikhil Krishnan (Ph.D., '03) will be assuming a post-doctoral research appointment at Columbia University.

Dr. Sergio Pacca (Ph.D., '03) has joined the Center for Sustainable Systems at University of Michigan to continue his research on the life-cycle impacts of energy production and supply.


Updated Green Courses List


Volvo Research Foundation grants Civil and Environmental Engineering Department funding the for a Center of Excellence in Future Urban Transportation.
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Arpad Horvath's "Environmental Assessment of Used Oil Management Methods" in the American Chemical Society's Environmental Science and Technology, 38 (2)
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The Environmental Value Systems (EnV-S) analysis tool and Applied Materials are profiled in SEMI Environmental Health and Safety Success Stories.  Read more

IEEE International Symposium on Electronics & the Environment scheduled for May 19-22, 2003 in Boston.  For more information, visit the following link: 

The University of California, Berkeley and Applied Materials are hosting a seminar and discussion session on the Environmental Value Systems (EnV-S) Analysis, on Tuesday July 23rd, in conjunction with SEMICON West 2002 in San Francisco.   

The Environmental Value Systems (EnV-S) Analysis is an environmental design and decision tool developed by the University of California, Berkeley and Applied Materials.  It is currently being used to aid semiconductor equipment selection/design and process evaluations, based on environmental cost of ownership and other environmental and health metrics, and to support sustainable decision making. 

For queries about obtaining invitations to this session, and for more information, please contact Nikhil Krishnan at or (408)563-5810.

InLCA-LCM 2002, an e-conference on Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Management, scheduled to begin May 20, 2002.  For more information, visit the following link: 

The 2002 IEEE Symposium on Electronics and Environment is being held this year in San Francisco, May 6 -8.  For registration information, click here.

Arpad Horvath, CGDM Director and Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been awarded the 2002 AT&T Foundation Industrial Ecology Faculty Fellowship.

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