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

Thu, 05/26/2016
AirUCI faculty Jim Smith and his Ultrafine Aerosol Research Group, collaborating with an international research team at the CERN CLOUD chamber, describe two new mechanisms for the growth of newly...
Thu, 05/12/2016
AirUCI Co-Director Sergey Nizkorodov was cited in an "All Things Considered" piece which aired on National Public Radio on May 12, 2016.  The issue was air pollution in India, and the...
Wed, 05/11/2016
The 2016 recipient of the Jim Pitts Undergraduate Memorial Award is Glen Junor, a Chemistry major set to graduate in June, 2016.  Glen stood out among the nominees for this award, given in honor...

Event Announcements

Fri, 07/22/2016
As part of AirUCI's EACCO outreach endeavor, on Friday, July 22nd we will host Dr. Tran Nguyen of the University of California, Davis.  She will be speaking about her career path to academia...
Fri, 07/29/2016
As part of AirUCI's EACCO outreach endeavor, Dr. Shannon Regli will visit on Friday, July 29th at noon.  Dr. Regli teaches chemistry and AP chemistry at Troy High School in Fullerton and...
Fri, 08/12/2016
As part of AirUCI's EACCO outreach endeavor, on Friday, August 12th we will host Dr. Chris Harmon of California State University, Humbolt.  He will be speaking about his career path to...