Former BRT+ director Juan Carlos Muñoz honored as U. of Berkeley’s Distinguished Alumnus

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The Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications and former BRT+ director, Juan Carlos Muñoz, was recognized in the United States as one of the best engineers who have passed through the University of California at Berkeley.

UC Berkeley’s Academy of Distinguished Students of Civil and Environmental Engineering distinguishes its undergraduate and graduate alumni for their social commitment and public leadership. In 2002, Juan Carlos Muñoz obtained his doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering and his master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at that university.

The recognition also highlights his constant contributions in seminars and conferences organized by UCB, promoting academic exchange and research in transportation, among others.

While teaching classes at PUC, Juan Carlos founded and led the international BRT Center of Excellence, the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (Cedeus) and the Institute for Sustainable Development.

As an academic, he taught students a wide variety of courses such as Sustainability, Queuing Theory, Optimization and Public Transportation, to mention a few.

Likewise, he has been co-author of more than 100 articles in research journals and has participated in scientific committees, editorial boards and conferences such as CASPT, ISTTT and Thredbo.

In terms of public policies, meanwhile, his contributions has been fundamental in transportation strategies in Chile. For example, in the development of the Valparaíso and Santiago Metro, as well as the evolution of the capital’s integrated public transportation system.