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, 03/14/2018
In an article in MIT Technology Review, AirUCI faculty Steven Davis is quoted on challenges in overhauling the global energy system, including aviation, long-distance hauling, and the cement and...
Tue, 03/06/2018
In an online article for PBS NewsHour's Science files, AirUCI faculty Jack Brouwer provided several suggestions for increasing energy efficiency in anyone's home.  He has easy and...
Fri, 03/02/2018
In an article in Pacific Standard, AirUCI faculty Steve Davis is extensively quoted regarding a new study from the Carnegie Institution for Science on renewable energy and current obstacles to...

Event Announcements

Mon, 09/24/2018 - Wed, 09/26/2018
AirUCI will once again host a research retreat for the graduate students, postdocs, project scientists, and researchers in our institute.  The two-day retreat will be held at the Lake Arrowhead...