Dr. Jason Low is the Assistant Deputy Executive Officer of the Monitoring and Analysis Division for Science & Technology Advancement at the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). In this role, he leads the Division responsible for conducting ambient monitoring, source testing and laboratory analysis and oversees the SCAQMD ambient network of over 40 air monitoring stations, the laboratory, and numerous special air monitoring projects focusing on air toxics and the local impacts of air pollution. This Division is also responsible for innovative work conducted by AQ-Spec and the advanced remote measurement programs.
Dr. Low began his career at SCAQMD in 2001 where he worked in the laboratory performing technical analytical work. He then led the group responsible for quality assurance of the air monitoring and laboratory data. Subsequently, he became the Atmospheric Measurements Manager where he was responsible for coordinating field activities of special air monitoring projects and also served as co-coordinator for the SCAQMD monitoring response to regional wildfires and other events that may affect ambient air quality.
He graduated with a B.S. in both Chemistry and Biology, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry with a focus on atmospheric chemistry all from the University of California, Irvine.