Dr. Matt Miyasato is the Assistant Deputy Executive Officer for the Technology Advancement Office at the South Coast Air Quality Management District. In this role, Dr. Miyasato leads the groups responsible for research, development, demonstration and deployment of clean, advanced technologies for both mobile and stationary sources.
Dr. Miyasato received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, and his Masters and Ph.D. in Engineering, specializing in combustion technologies and air pollution control – all from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Miyasato has worked at Southern California Edison in the Nuclear Engineering Department and at General Electric, where he designed burners and combustion modifications for utility boilers. He was also a research scientist at UCI, where he managed the industrial burner research program and has publications on combustion phenomena, active control, and laser diagnostics. Dr. Miyasato has also been a lecturer at UCI for the undergraduate air pollution control course.
In his current role at the AQMD, Dr. Miyasato leads the Demonstration, Implementation, Best Available Control Technologies (BACT), and Technology Outreach groups, with the overall goal of developing, demonstrating, and accelerating the commercialization and implementation of clean technologies. These technologies include fuel cells, hydrogen, alternative fueled engines, PM and NOx aftertreatment, hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and other clean alternative technologies.
Dr. Miyasato serves as the lead staff support for the California Fuel Cell Partnership, the California Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative and the California Plug-in Vehicle Collaborative.
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After a highly successful Advancing Sustainability: Business + Design Symposium in October of 2011, students from Woodbury University have gathered once again in order to prepare their second annual event. The topic of this year focuses on the "cardiovascular system" of a city—its infrastructure. The discussion will investigate how various infrastructures—perform, exchange, and are incorporated into the natural environment.