Monday, November 18
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Deputy Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board
Alberto Ayala was appointed as Deputy Executive Officer of the California Air Resources Board at the end of 2012. In this capacity, Alberto is responsible for the Board's ambient monitoring and laboratories and mobile source control and operations programs. Alberto became a member of CARB's 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.
Alberto oversees the full range of policy, regulatory, and research efforts of over 400 professionals focused on achieving CARB's 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 CARB's most important efforts, the advanced clean cars program.
Prior to CARB, Alberto was a member of the engineering faculty at West Virginia University, where he now holds an adjunct appointment
, and was an ordnance system design engineer for Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical. He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis. His internships were with GE, the California Energy Commission, and the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory at UC Davis. He has published extensively; been a speaker nationally and internationally, and lectured as a Visiting Professor in California and abroad.
Tuesday, November 19
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Program Director / Fuels & Heavy-Duty Vehicles, ICCT
Dr. Lutsey is the ICCT program director for fuels and heavy-duty vehicles. He has co-authored 18 peer-reviewed journal articles and dozens of reports on technology potential, regulatory design, industry compliance, and cost-effectiveness for vehicles and alternative fuels. Previously, with the California Air Resources Board, he participated in the regulatory development and technical analyses toward the 2004 and 2012 adoption of greenhouse gas emission regulations for automobiles. He received a B.S. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Transportation Technology and Policy from the University of California, Davis.
Wednesday, November 20
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Timothy V. Johnson
Director - Emerging Regulations and Technologies
Tim Johnson is Director - Emerging Regulations and Technologies for Corning Environmental Technologies, Corning Incorporated. Dr. Johnson is responsible for tracking emerging mobile emissions regulations and technologies, and helps develop strategic positioning via new products. He has been with Corning for 20 years, with 10 years in the current position. He is an acknowledge expert and frequent speaker on diesel emission control technology and trends. In that regard, he received the 2007 Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award from SAE. Dr. Johnson is quite active in various advisory committee roles. He is currently the co-chair for the US EPA's Advisory Working Group on Diesel Emission Control Retrofits. He is also a member of the EPA Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, and the EPA Mobile Source Technical Review Subcommittee. Formerly he served on the US EPA Clean Diesel Independent Review Panel, and California Air Resources Board International Diesel Retrofit Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Northeast Center for a Clean Air Future (NESCCAF/NESCAUM) board of directors, and he is on the Board of Advisors for the Center of Environmental Research and Technology at the University of California, Riverside. He is also Co-Chairman of the Diesel Emission Control Committee at MECA (Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association). Finally, he recently edited the book, "Diesel Filter Technology", published by SAE. He earned his BS and MS Engineering Degrees from the University of Minnesota in 1978 and 1979, and his Doctor of Science from MIT in 1987.
Thursday, November 21
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
The Lubrizol Corporation
Ewa Bardasz is a Technical Fellow at The Lubrizol Corporation, where she is currently responsible for overseeing technical activities related to lubricating novel combustion hardware, aftertreatment systems and emissions. She is experienced in the areas of crankcase lubrication, corrosion inhibition, ICE testing and exhaust emissions control. Dr. Bardasz holds over 25 patents, has published multiple technical and scientific papers, authored chapters for technical books and is a frequent invited speaker at conferences throughout the U.S. and Europe. She is the recipient of the SAE International 2002 Award for Research on Automotive Lubricants, and 2009 SAE International Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award. Dr. Bardasz is a Fellow of the SAE International and a Fellow of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) where she currently serves on the Board of Directors. Dr. Bardasz obtained a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology.