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 Scholar

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. 

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) Jonathon Babila Joey Jo-Yee Cheng
Dr. Djawhar Ferrah Dr. Barbara Barletta (Assistant Specialist) Vahe Baboomian Henry Chin
Dr. Clare Flynn Mr. Zachary Cornwell (Jr. Specialist) Mooji Boldbaatar Suki Gu
Dr. Tommaso Galeazzo Mr. Michael Ezell (Sr. Research Specialist) Sabrina Chee Syed Muhammad Hassan
Dr. Christopher Holmes Dr. Alfredo Frietes (Project Scientist) Amy Christiansen Kaden Martin
Dr. Chaopeng Hong Dr. Juno Hsu (Project Scientist) Michelia Dam Andre Paradise
Dr. Natalia Karimova Dr. Michael Lawler (Project Scientist) Ryan Dempsey Danielle Rocco
Dr. Pascale Lakey Dr. Shahir Masri (Research Specialist) Danielle Draper Claire Socorro-Weeks
Dr. Ying Li Dr. Simone Meinardi (Associate Specialist) Madi Flesch Jiaqi Wu
Dr. Nanna Myllys Dr. Veronique Perraud (Project Scientist) Robert Fofrich  
Dr. Yue Qin Dr. Isobel Simpson (Associate Specialist) Hayley Glicker  
Dr. Mica Smith Dr. Weihong Wang (Project Scientist) Amanda Haines  
Dr. Abe Stern Dr. Lisa Wingen (Project Scientist) Brian Hwang  
Dr. Dan Tong   Kyle Kabasares  
Dr. Michael von Domaros   Fatemah Khalaj  
Dr. Shupeng Zhu   Alexandra Klodt  
    Vanessa Machuca  
    Anne Mielnik  
    Michael Moeller  
    Julia Montoya-Aguilera  
    Fabian Muresan  
    Deanna Myers  
    Mindy Nicewonger  
    John Patterson  
    Saleh Riahi  
    Andrea Rohrbacher  
    Daniel Ruiz  
    Tim Schuetz  
    Jessica Sharpe  
    Natalie Smith  
    Yi Sun  
    Allison Vander Wall  
    Alexa Watson  
    Jinlai Wei  
    Cynthia Wong  

Support Staff

Melissa Sweet, AirUCI Project Coordinator

Victoria Stewart-Goss, AirUCI Administrative Assistant