Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine



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International Collaborators

Noted international researchers are members of our AirUCI team, including:

U.S. Collaborators

National Lab and Agency Collaborators

We collaborate closely with researchers at U.S. agencies and two U.S. National Laboratories: Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL).  Our National Lab and agency partners include:


Fulbright Scholars

Our second Fulbright Scholar, Prof. Hind al-Abadleh of Wilfrid Laurier University, joined us from December 15, 2018 through April, 2019 and conducted collaborative research projects with AirUCI groups as well as teaching an upper-level Chemistry course. Dr. Jonathan Abbatt of the University of Toronto was the inaugural Fulbright Scholar at the AirUCI Institute from January - April, 2018.  Due to COVID virus concerns, we delayed our 2020 Fulbright Scholar until 2021, when we will host two fellows that year.

Senior Science Advisor 

Dr. James N. Pitts, Jr. was an additional resource for our team from AirUCI's inception until his death on June 19, 2014 at the age of 93.  He was Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Riverside, co-founder and past director of the University of California Statewide Air Pollution Research Center, and was an AirUCI senior research chemist until the end.  He is greatly missed.    Visit the Jim Pitts memorial page
Read the Spectrum article about Jim's career

AirUCI Research Team

Much of our work is carried out by our talented research team, comprised of postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students.  Our summer staff often includes chemistry teachers at the community college and high school levels who share with their students the latest research results from our projects.  In addition, we regularly host visiting researchers from outside institutions as we build on collaborations and conduct joint research projects.

Postdoctoral Researchers Research Specialists Ph.D. Candidates Undergraduates
Dr. Ting Fang Dr. Murat Aydin (Associate Researcher) Rebecca Johnson Arechavala Altay Bayrakci
Dr. Clare Flynn Dr. Barbara Barletta (Assistant Specialist) Vahe Baboomian Joey Jo-Yee Cheng
Dr. Tommaso Galeazzo Mr. Zachary Cornwell (Jr. Specialist) Jayveeritz Bautista Jorge Luis Fernandez
Dr. Chaopeng Hong Mr. Michael Ezell (Sr. Research Specialist) Alyssa Burns  
Dr. Natalia Karimova Dr. Alfredo Frietes (Project Scientist) Jesus Campos Chris Ho
Dr. Nanna Myllys Dr. Juno Hsu (Project Scientist) Sabrina Chee Amy Hua
Dr. Dan Tong Dr. Heng Wei 'Jay' Hsu (Project Scientist) Yin Ting Chiu Uyen Le
Dr. Eva von Domaros Dr. Pascale Lakey (Project Scientist) Katie Cox Kaden Martin
Dr. Michael von Domaros Dr. Ying Li (Project Scientist) Avery Dalton Vy Nguyen
Dr. Shupeng Zhu Dr. Shahir Masri (Research Specialist) Michelia (Lia) Dam Andre Paradise
  Dr. Simone Meinardi (Associate Specialist) Julianne DeAngelo Danielle Rocco
  Dr. Veronique Perraud (Project Scientist) Kasey Edwards Samantha Scott
  Dr. Isobel Simpson (Associate Specialist) Madison Flesch Daniel Vite
  Dr. Weihong Wang (Project Scientist) Robert Fofrich  
  Dr. Lisa Wingen (Project Scientist) Hayley Glicker  
    Shan Gu Kimberly Zhang
    Amanda Haines  
    Katherine Hopstock  
    Brian Hwang  
    Kyle Kabasares  
    Sukriti Kapur  
    Fatemah Khalaj  
    Bee Kittitananuvong  
    Alexandra Klodt  
    Vanessa Machuca  
    Marcus Marracci  
    Fabian Muresan  
    Deanna Myers  
    Sanjeevi Nagalingam  
    Brian Nguyen  
    John Patterson  
    Johanna Rinaman  
    Andrea Rohrbacher  
    Daniel Ruiz  
    Tim Schuetz  
    Jessica Sharpe  
    Natalie Smith  
    Yi Sun  
    Adam Thomas  
    Armando Vilchez
    Jeremy Wakeen  
    Alexa Watson  
    Hui Wang  
    Jinlai Wei  
    Cynthia Wong  
    Bishop Bliss  

Support Staff

Melissa Sweet, AirUCI Project Coordinator

Victoria Stewart-Goss, AirUCI Administrative Assistant