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, 11/01/2018
AirUCI faculty Michael Prather is quoted in an article on Yahoo News which considers the evidence that earth's carbon dioxide levels may be the highest in 15 million years.  Direct evidence...
Wed, 10/31/2018
AirUCI faculty Manabu Shiraiwa has received the Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award by the Health Effects Institute.  It comes with a three-year research grant that will allow him to...
Mon, 10/15/2018
An article in AP News co-authored by AirUCI faculty Steve Davis has drawn national attention, stating that the increasing bouts of extreme heat waves and drought will hurt production of barley, a key...

Event Announcements

Mon, 04/29/2019
AirUCI will host a seminar by Dr. Andy Ault of the University of Michigan to be held on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 1:00 pm in Rowland Hall room 390.  Talk title TBD.