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

Tue, 09/06/2016
AirUCI Faculty Michael Dennin was consulted by the History Channel and appeared on a program they recently aired about construction of batteries.  In his lab on March 31, 2016, Mike demonstrated...
Mon, 08/22/2016
AirUCI Director Barbara Finlayson-Pitts has been awarded the prestigious Francis P. Garvan–John M. Olin Medal from the Amercian Chemical Society.  This award recognizes distinguished...
Mon, 08/15/2016
AirUCI faculty Steven Davis has been widely quoted in a number of published articles that debunk the "chemtrails" conspiracy theory, which claims that governments, military agencies,...

Event Announcements

Tue, 10/25/2016
AirUCI will again host the Lennox Academy in a presentation about our research and tours of our labs on October 25, 2016.  Teacher Shannon Regli, who completed our Summer Teacher Workshop in...
Tue, 10/25/2016
On October 25, 2016, AirUCI will host a lecture by Dr. Coty Jen of the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley.  Her expertise is in chemical ionization mass...
Wed, 10/26/2016
AirUCI will host a visit by Corona High School in a presentation about our research and tours of our labs on October 26, 2016.  Teacher Bianca Pantoja, who completed our AirUCI Summer Teacher...