Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Addressing the urgent challenges we face in air and water quality, human health, climate change, as well as green technology through the integration of research, education, and outreach.

Welcome to AirUCI

AirUCI is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) located at the University of California, Irvine. We are a multidisciplinary environmental research team dedicated to understanding and solving issues related to air pollution, climate change, water quality, and green technology — locally and globally — and their effects on human health and well-being.

To achieve these ambitious goals, our world-renowned research group has come together to form an integrated team of researchers, engineers, and health scientists whose focus is to elucidate the fundamental science and impacts of pollution, energy, and climate change and their effects on society and on our planet.

Our award-winning team conducts collaborative, fundamental research into the critical environmental and associated health issues of our time, using cutting-edge technology and scientific and engineering approaches that are state-of-the-art.

Simulations of
Air / Water
Pollution & Climate

Processes, &

Energy Sources
& Pollutant



News Flash

Mon, 10/15/2018
An article in AP News co-authored by AirUCI faculty Steve Davis states that the increasing bouts of extreme heat waves and drought will hurt production of barley, a key beer ingredient, in the future...
Fri, 10/05/2018
AirUCI faculty Michael Prather, participating expert on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, tells us that the IPCC has now completed the plenary session in Incheon, Korea that revises and...
Fri, 09/21/2018
AirUCI co-Director Barbara Finlayson-Pitts is quoted in an article in the Los Angeles Times on the fact that Southern California went for the entire summer of 2018 without a day of clean air, the...

Event Announcements

Tue, 10/23/2018
AirUCI will host one of our collaborators, Dr. Christian George of the Centre National de la recherche Scientifique (IRCELYON) in Lyon, France on October 23rd, 2018.  He will be giving a lecture...
Tue, 10/30/2018
AirUCi faculty Celia Faiola will present a Pchem seminar on Tuesday, October 30th at 3.30 pm in Rowland Hall room 104.  Talk title TBD.
Thu, 11/08/2018
Prof. Peter McMurry, recently retired from the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Minnesota, will be visiting AirUCI and give a talk on Thursday, November 8th, at 3 pm in Rowland...