Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine



Click on any image for more information about each faculty member.

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 Scholar

Dr. Jonathan Abbatt of the University of Toronto was the inaugural Fulbright Scholar at the AirUCI Institute from January - April, 2018.  Prof. Hind al-Abadleh of Wilfrid Laurier University will join us from January through April, 2019 and, like Dr. Abbatt, will conduct collaborative research projects and teach an upper-level Chemistry course.

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 Ms. Nujhat Ali (Jr. Specialist) Jonathon Babila Altay Bayrakci
Dr. Djawhar Ferrah Dr. Murat Aydin (Associate Researcher) Vahe Baboomian Henry Chin
Dr. Christopher Holmes Mr. Zachary Cornwell (Jr. Specialist) Jared Bruce Suki Gu
Dr. Chaopeng Hong Mr. Michael Ezell (Sr. Research Specialist) Sabrina Chee Yiran Gu
Dr. Pascale Lakey Dr. Alfredo Frietes (Project Scientist) Amy Christiansen Syed Muhammad Hassan
Dr. Ying Li Dr. Michael Lawler (Project Scientist) Ryan Dempsey Claire Socorro-Weeks
Dr. Nanna Myllys Dr. Theresa McIntire (Project Scientist) Wing-Sy DeRieux Uyen Le
Dr. Yue Qin Dr. Shahir Masri (Research Specialist) Danielle Draper Kaden Martin
Dr. Dan Tong Dr. Veronique Perraud (Project Scientist) Lauren Fleming Michael Olsen
Dr. Michael von Domaros Dr. Roger Seco (Project Scientist) Robert Fofrich Andre Paradise
Dr. Weihong Wang Dr. Marc Carreras-Sospedra (Research Scientist) Hayley Glicker Khanh Pham
Dr. Jing Xu Dr. Lisa Wingen (Project Scientist) Amanda Haines Claire Socorro-Weeks
Dr. Shupeng Zhu   Brian Hwang Terra Wang
    Kyle Kabasares Jiaqi Wu
    Kara Kapnas  
    Fatemah Khalaj  
    Alexandra Klodt  
    Vanessa Machuca  
    Julia Montoya-Aguilera  
    Fabian Muresan  
    Hoang Nguyen  
    Mindy Nicewonger  
    John Patterson  
    Saleh Riahi  
    Andrea Rohrbacher  
    Jessica Sharpe  
    Natalie Smith  
    Yi Sun  
    Sara Tadayon  
    Allison Vander Wall  

Support Staff

Melissa Sweet, AirUCI Project Coordinator

Victoria Stewart-Goss, AirUCI Administrative Assistant