Joseph Kubsh

Dr. Kubsh has been involved with the development and application of mobile source, emission control technologies for more than 30 years. In that time he has been actively involved in emission control catalyst and substrate development programs for both mobile source and stationary source applications. Dr. Kubsh joined the Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association (MECA) in 2002 and served as the association’s Executive Director from November 2005 through early 2016. In his role as MECA’s Executive Director, Dr. Kubsh served on a variety of state, federal, and international advisory groups related to mobile source emissions including the U.S. EPA’s Mobile Source Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS), the U.S. Commerce Department’s Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC), and the United Nation’s Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV) Advisory Group.

Dr. Kubsh has authored more than 30 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and other technical papers on mobile source emission controls, presented at numerous international conferences on mobile source emission technologies. He has served as an SAE technical session organizer, was formerly Vice Chairman of SAE’s Fuels & Lubricants emissions activities, and was elected as an SAE Fellow in 2008. Prior to joining MECA, Dr. Kubsh served in a number of roles related to developing and marketing automotive catalyst technology with W. R. Grace & Co. and Engelhard Corp. (now BASF Catalysts).


  • Air Pollution and Health
  • Clean Fuels
  • Mobile Source Emission Control Technology


  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
Joseph Kubsh
Joseph KubshConsultant (MECA)