Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Past Events

Below is a list of past events related to AirUCI (sorted with the most recent first).


Mon, 06/27/2011 - Fri, 07/08/2011
AirUCI's seventh annual Teacher Workshop will be held June 27 – July 8, 2011 on the UCI campus. We are honored that our program has been cited by the National Academy of Sciences as exemplary, and that we've been highlighted in their publication, Strengthening High School Chemistry Education through Teacher Outreach Programs where the vital importance of public school chemistry teachers is discussed.  About the Course This is an intensive Environmental Chemistry program, geared for science teachers in grades 7-12.  We can accept 20 teachers into the class per...
Tue, 06/21/2011
Professor James Pankow of Portland State University gave a talk at noon on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 in Rowland Hall room 390.  The lecture was entitled, "Probing the Fundamental Chemical Properties of Atmospheric Organic Particulate Matter:  Polarity, Mean Molecular Weight, and Equilibration Times".
Thu, 06/16/2011
Dr. Yu Song from the University of California, Riverside will be giving a talk in Rowland Hall room 390 on June 16th at 11.30 am.  The title is entitled "Photodissociation dynamics of polyatomic organic radicals".
Mon, 04/25/2011
On April 25, at noon in room RH390, Dr. Hong Xu of the University of California, Davis will give a talk entitled: “Rovibrationally selected ion-molecule reaction studies using vacuum ultraviolet laser pulsed field ionization-photoion method”
Thu, 03/31/2011
AirUCI is sponsoring a lecture presented by Professor Gil Nathanson of the University of Wisconsin, Madison entitled, “How Does HCl Dissolve?  A Molecular Beam Journey into Salty Glycerol and Water.” This talk will be held Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 4:00 PM in Rowland Hall, Room 390 and is hosted by Vice Chancellor of Research, John Hemminger (AirUCI co-Director).
Thu, 03/24/2011
Prof. Barbara Finlayson-Pitts and Prof. Benny Gerber of AirUCI are hosting a lecture by Prof. John Simons, F.R.S of the Department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Oxford University.  This event will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 4:00 PM. The title of the talk is "Sweetness and Light: Carbohydrate Shapes and Interactions in the Gas Phase". 
Mon, 03/07/2011
Dr. Tracy Caldwell Dyson, a former UCI postdoctoral scholar in chemistry (under AirUCI co-directors Barbara Finlayson-Pitts and John Hemminger), recently completed six months on the International Space Station.  We're excited that she has agreed to return to UCI to give another public lecture in the Beckman Auditorium to share her experiences! Here are articles written after the event from the Orange County Register and the Riverside Press Enterprise. The lecture begins at 7:00 pm, entitled "International Space Station Expedition 23/24:  Living Above the World...
Thu, 03/03/2011
AirUCI PIs Sergey Nizkorodov and Eric Saltzman are organizing this conference in conjunction with the California Air Resources Board. The main goal of the event is to share scientific knowledge and foster collaborations between research communities and air pollution management agencies in Southern California. Invited speakers include: Prof. Cort Anastasio (UC Davis, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources) Prof. Ronald Cohen (UC Berkeley, Department of Chemistry) Prof. Donald Dabdub (UC Irvine, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) Prof. Michael Prather (UC...
Wed, 01/19/2011 - Thu, 01/20/2011
AirUCI's 7th annual science workshop will be held at the Surf and Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach, California on January 19-20, 2010.  Invited speakers and AirUCI researchers will give presentations on the latest findings in chemistry in the atmosphere and at interfaces. To attend, contact Melissa Sweet at 949-824-2628 or View the agenda


Mon, 06/28/2010 - Fri, 07/09/2010
Do you want to know what causes the Santa Ana Mountains to disappear from view on hot, sunny days? Would you like to learn how scientists measure the amounts of air pollutants in the air you breathe? Are you curious to know how the molecular properties of these air pollutants are calculated? Do you want to simulate the effect of removing all cars from local highways to see how it affects the air quality in the Los Angeles basin? If you are intrigued by these questions and concerned about our environment, sign up for the training and outreach program in Environmental Chemistry for Science...