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:

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. Kifle Aregahegn Mr. Michael Ezell (Sr. Research Specialist) Paige Aiona Tim Cai
Dr. Haihan Chen Dr. Alfredo Frietes Anthony Babore Yiran Gu
Dr. Randima Galhenage Dr. Michael Lawler (Project Scientist) Jared Bruce Syed Muhammad Hassan
Dr. Matthias Heyden Dr. Amanda MacMillan (Project Scientist) Danielle Draper Aditya Iyengar
Dr. Christopher Holmes Dr. Theresa McIntire (Project Scientist) Sabrina Chee  
Dr. Sambhav Kumbhani Dr. Veronique Perraud (Project Scientist) Amy Christiansen  
Dr. Pascale Lakey Ms. Rachel Tran (Jr. Specialist) Wing-Sy DeRieux  
Dr. Ying Li Dr. Lisa Wingen (Project Scientist) Lauren Fleming  
Dr. Marc Carreras-Sospedra   Hayley Glicker  
Dr. Abe Stern   Scott Hollingsworth  
Dr. Chu Tsang   Jeremy Horne  
Dr. Jing Xu   Stacey Hughes  
Dr. Shupeng Zhu   Brian Hwang  
    Kara Kapnas  
    Kyle Kabasares  
    Joel Langford  
    Kurtis Malecha  
    Julia Montoya  
    Krista Parry  
    Sara Tadayon  
    Allison Vander Wall  
    Mona Wood  

Support Staff

Melissa Sweet, AirUCI Project Coordinator