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, 04/12/2016
AirUCI Director Barbara Finlayson-Pitts is the winner of the 2017 National Honorary Member Award from Iota Sigma Pi, National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry.  She shares this honor with...
Thu, 04/07/2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has awarded over $700,000 to AirUCI faculty Donald Dabdub and Sergey Nizkorodov.  Their project will help answer the question of...
Mon, 04/04/2016
AirUCI faculty Scott Samuelsen is extensively quoted in an article on after he gave a tour of the APEP facility to one of their reporters who writes about renewable energy.  The tour...

Event Announcements

Fri, 06/03/2016
As part of AirUCI's EACCO outreach endeavor, on Friday, June 3rd we will host Dr. Aaron Katzenstein of the South Coast Air Quality Management District.  He will be speaking about his career...
Fri, 06/10/2016
As part of AirUCI's EACCO outreach endeavor, on Friday, June 10th we will host Dr. Carla Kidd of The Department of Work and Pensions in the United Kingdom. She will be speaking about her career...
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...