Alberto Ayala

Adjunct Professor



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Alberto Ayala was appointed as Deputy Executive Officer of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) at the end of 2012. In this capacity, Alberto is responsible for the Boardís ambient monitoring and laboratories and mobile source control and operations programs. Alberto became a member of CARBís research staff in 2000 and has since held various management assignments in programs such as Carl Moyer Incentives, AB 32 early actions, mobile refrigerant rules, diesel retrofits, and car, truck, and bus emissions research. Most recently he served as Chief of the Monitoring and Laboratory Division.

Dr. Ayala oversees the full range of policy, regulatory, and research efforts of over 400 professionals focused on achieving CARBís goals for clean, zero-emission, and low-carbon transportation; state-of-the-art monitoring for air and climate pollution; and a widely recognized motor vehicle emissions and fuels testing program. He contributed to the first car GHG emissions regulation in 2004 and is now directing one of CARBís most important efforts, the advanced clean cars program.

He has presented numerous technical briefings, seminars, and lectures as a Visiting Professor nationally and internationally. Dr. Ayala is a frequent expert advisor on clean transportation and mobile source emissions.