Dr. Philip Fine is the Assistant Deputy Executive Officer for Science &
Technology Advancement at the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
In this role, Dr. Fine leads the groups responsible for conducting
ambient monitoring, source testing and laboratory analysis.
Dr. Fine oversees the SCAQMD ambient network of over 35 air monitoring
stations, the SCAQMD laboratory, and numerous special air monitoring
projects focusing on air toxics and the local impacts of air pollution. His
previous responsibilities at the SCAQMD have included developing the Air
Quality Management Plan, strategies for particulate matter control, climate
and energy, meteorology and forecasting, air quality evaluation, emissions
reporting, and air toxics risk assessment. Dr. Fine serves as SCAQMD’s
member for the California Air Resources Board legislatively mandated
Research Screening Committee.
Prior to joining the SCAQMD, Dr. Fine was a Research Assistant Professor at
the University of Southern California, Los Angeles where he taught courses
and conducted extensive research on particulate pollution and its health
effects, resulting in over 45 peer-reviewed scientific publications.
He received his Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology in
Environmental Engineering Science, and his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical
Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering from the University of