Dr. Jasenka Rakas is faculty in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and affiliated faculty with the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation. She is the deputy director of the UC Berkeley National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research (NEXTOR II) and its lead aviation researcher. Dr. Rakas is a founder of the Airport Design Studio and the National Airspace System Infrastructure Conference. Some of her research interests are in the area of aviation infrastructure and facility performance and their interaction with the environment. Dr. Rakas’ teaching interests are in the areas of air transport facility design, planning and operations.
She is a recipient of five national awards by the FAA/ACRP Airport Design Competition for Universities.