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

Wed, 02/27/2019
AirUCI faculty Manabu Shiraiwa was accepted into the 2018 "Make Our Planet Great Again" initiative that was launched by French President Emmanuel Macron in response to the U.S. withdrawal...
Thu, 02/14/2019
AirUCI faculty Scott Samuelsen's APEP group conducted a research project on how ordinary households interact with electricity and smart devices, and this study is cited in an article at...
Thu, 02/07/2019
The 2019 recipients of the Jim Pitts Undergraduate Memorial Award are Nehal Idris and Hillary Nguyen, both Chemistry majors set to graduate in June, 2019.  Nehal stood out among the nominees for...

Event Announcements

Sun, 08/25/2019 - Thu, 08/29/2019
AirUCI co-Director Sergey Nizkorodov is co-convener of a symposium entitled “Fundamental Chemical Processes Common to Dissolved Organic Matter and Atmospheric Organic Aerosols”, which...