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

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 Wilfred 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) Paige Aiona Suki Gu
Dr. Djawhar Ferrah Mr. Michael Ezell (Sr. Research Specialist) Jonathon Babila Yiran Gu
Dr. Randima Galhenage Dr. Alfredo Frietes (Project Scientist) Vahe Baboomian Syed Muhammad Hassan
Dr. Christopher Holmes Dr. Michael Lawler (Project Scientist) Anthony Babore  
Dr. Pascale Lakey Dr. Theresa McIntire (Project Scientist) Jared Bruce  
Dr. Ying Li Dr. Veronique Perraud (Project Scientist) Sabrina Chee  
Dr. Marc Carreras-Sospedra Dr. Roger Seco (Project Scientist) Amy Christiansen  
Dr. Chu Tsang Ms. Rachel Tran (Jr. Specialist) Ryan Dempsey  
Dr. Weihong Wang Dr. Lisa Wingen (Project Scientist) Wing-Sy DeRieux  
Dr. Jing Xu   Danielle Draper  
Dr. Shupeng Zhu   Lauren Fleming  
    Hayley Glicker  
    Amanda Haines  
    Jeremy Horne  
    Stacey Hughes  
    Brian Hwang  
    Kyle Kabasares  
    Kara Kapnas  
    Alexandra Klodt  
    Joel Langford  
    Julia Montoya-Aguilera  
    Krista Parry  
    Saleh Riahi  
    Andrea Rohrbacher  
    Natalie Smith  
    Sara Tadayon  
    Allison Vander Wall  

Support Staff

Melissa Sweet, AirUCI Project Coordinator

Victoria Stewart-Goss, AirUCI Administrative Assistant