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, 06/20/2017
AirUCI faculty Steve Davis is quoted in a National Geographic article on the threat to millions of people from extreme heat events, potentially impacting the majority of humans by the year 2100....
Thu, 06/08/2017
AirUCI faculty Steve Davis is quoted in a Reuters article about the increase in deaths in India due to extreme heat waves, which are becoming more common there and throughout Asia.  A modest 0.5...
Wed, 05/31/2017
AirUCI faculty Alex Guenther and his postdoctoral scholar Dasa Gu, along with AirUCI collaborators at PNNL, are part of a team that published its findings on emission of isoprene of trees in the...

Event Announcements

Mon, 11/13/2017 - Tue, 11/14/2017
AirUCI faculty Alex Guenther is organizing a workshop on the future of atmospheric chemistry research to be held at the Beckman Center on November 13-14, 2017.  The workshop is hosted by AirUCI...