35th International Symposium on Combustion
UC Berkeley Tour

Tours have been organized for the combustion research laboratories at the two leading research universities in the San Francisco Bay Area, Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley. The UC Berkeley tour is on Sunday, 3 August, prior to the commencement of the Symposium, while the Stanford University tour is on Saturday, 9 August, just after the conclusion of the Symposium.

UC Berkeley Tour

This is a self-guided tour. Participants will need to get their own transportation to the UC Berkeley campus and then walk to the combustion lab location. Transport via the local subway, known as the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is recommended: www.bart.gov .

BART trains typically depart every 20 min. on the weekend.  To reach the UC Berkeley campus from San Francisco, take a BART train heading towards ‘Pittsburgh/Bay Point’ and change trains at the 19th Street station in Oakland for a train heading towards ‘Richmond’. At the third stop on the Richmond train, exit at the Downtown Berkeley station. If starting at the Embarcadero station (next to the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco), this trip should cost $3.90 each way and should take approximately 25 minutes. Student volunteers will be at the Embarcadero station from 08:45-10:30 to assist with purchasing tickets and at the Downtown Berkeley station from 09:20-11:00 to hand out maps and give directions to the university labs (a 15 minute walk from the BART station).

To reach the UC Berkeley campus from Oakland, simply board a train heading towards ‘Richmond’ and exit at the Downtown Berkeley station. From the 12th Street station in Oakland (closest to the Oakland Marriott), this trip will take 11 minutes and cost $1.85 each way.

Exit the Downtown Berkeley BART station through the ‘Center Street’ exit and continue to the campus via Center Street. A combustion analysis lab and three engine labs will be available for tours from 10:00-12:00 at Hesse Hall.

Upon completing the combustion lab tours, visitors are encouraged to embark on a self-guided tour of the UC Berkeley campus: http://visitors.berkeley.edu/tour/self.shtml

Berkeley campus tours may be taken in several ways:

Tours on your mobile device: Take the mobile campus tour at m.berkeley.edu/tour

Podcast tours: Download our video podcast tour in English or Spanish onto your iPhone, iPod or other MP3 player, or home computer. Go to Berkeley on iTunes U, and search for "UC Berkeley Audio Tour".

Tour by cell phone: Need a quicker tour? Download this special map (PDF) of 18 key campus sites, then use your cell phone to dial up information on each when you get there.

Self-guided walking tour: Allow two hours for this comprehensive look at the physical campus, which you can start at the Visitor Center or at any point along the tour. The brochure (2.1 MB PDF) includes a campus map and key. Or you can download just the map components:

Prof. Robert Dibble will be giving a 1-hr guided tour of the campus from 12:00 to 13:00.

Finally, there is an optional guided tour to Jack London Square at 14:00. Sign-ups will be taken during the lab tour sessions. This tour will involve taking BART to Jack London Square, touring the square until 15:15 and then traveling to San Francisco by ferry.

Contact Information

Tour Organizers

Prof. J-Y Chen: Cell 510-332-6892


Prof. Robert W Dibble:  Cell  510-406-0031 


Parking Information:  http://pt.berkeley.edu

Emergency Contact:  In case of any serious problem, contact the Berkeley campus police: +1 510 642-6760, 24 hours a day or dial 911.


Detailed directions and maps for the tour of UC Berkeley are posted here.