Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

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Workshops & Lectures

Throughout the year AirUCI sponsors lectures by some of the leading researchers in the field of Atmospheric Chemistry.  In addition, each year we conduct workshops that bring together many of these eminent researchers where the latest findings are shared and discussed.

Check our Events page for the schedule of upcoming workshops, lectures, lab tours, and other AirUCI events.

Summer Research

If you are a community college instructor in Chemistry, you may apply for a summer research post with AirUCI.  Our summer positions last up to 10 weeks and involve experimental, theoretical, or modeling research in our labs at UCI.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in our workshops and attend lectures given by leading researchers in the field of Atmospheric Chemistry.

For more information or to apply, please contact Melissa Sweet at (949) 824-2628.

Postdoctoral Researcher Positions

Would you like to join our AirUCI team?  We often have openings for postdoctoral researchers under each of our PIs.  We encourage you to explore the work of the individual PIs on our People page and submit a cover letter and CV to the professor whose team you might like to join.  You can also send them to Melissa Sweet at the address on our Contact Us page.

Become a Supporter of AirUCI

Are you concerned about the health of our planet?  Are you looking to make a donation that will work to solve environmental issues and health concerns?  Our vision is to grow AirUCI as we address key problems, including:

  • air pollution and its control
  • water quality issues
  • effects of pollution on human health
  • advances in energy development
  • applications of these to climate change

AirUCI has a proven track record in these critical areas and has contributed enormously to global research in these fields... and we are seeking support in our efforts to grow.  AirUCI’s reputation as a leading institute in the field of atmospheric chemistry enhances the scientific prestige of the UC Irvine community, Orange County, the state of California, and our nation.

You can assist with an endowment, state-of-the-art instrumentation housed in an appropriate facility, and other support that will directly work to solve the environmental and health crises we face.  For more information, contact Melissa Sweet at 949-824-2628.

Contribute to a Tax-Deductible Memorial Fund to Assist Young Researchers

You can give much-needed support to young researchers by donating to these tax-deductible funds established in memory of three beloved AirUCI team members, Dr. Jim Pitts, Dr. Martina Roeselova, and Dr. Michael Gebel, all of whom made vital contributions to the study of air quality world wide.

James N. Pitts, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
The James N. Pitts, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship Fund provides support to undergraduate students studying the sciences.  Jim was exceptionally supportive of young scientists and provided encouragement to them throughout his career.  Memorial donations can be made at: and checks can be made payable to The UCI Foundation and sent to:

Stacie Tibbetts
UCI Department of Chemistry
1137 Natural Sciences II
Irvine, CA 92697
(949) 824-5485

or to

Marijana Lekousis
Office of Advancement, School of Physical Sciences
162 Rowland Hall
Irvine, CA 92697
(949) 824-8111

Martina Roeselova Memorial Fellowship
The Martina Roeselova Memorial Fellowship provides support to young scientists (at the PhD, graduate student, or postdoctoral level) who are at the same time caring for a small child.  We remember Martina's hard work as a student, researcher, and mother and how she excelled at all three endeavors, and this fund will bring some welcome relief to scientist fathers and mothers who are juggling many responsibilities. 
You can contribute to this important effort by:

  • completing this form
  • writing a check made payable to: Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the ASCR, v.v.i.
  • mailing the form and check to:

Mr. Martin Matousek, Directors Office
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences
Flemingovo nam 2
16610 Prague 6
Czech Republic

Michael E. Gebel Award
The Gebel Award is presented each year at the Chemistry Department's Lee Dinner, usually held in May.  Mike was a graduate student in the Finlayson-Pitts group who earned his Ph.D and went on to a Division Manager position with the California Air Resources Board in El Monte.  This award goes to graduate students working in Environmental Chemistry who have had a period of time employed outside of school before continuing on to graduate studies.  Additional awards are also presented to undergraduate students in Environmental Chemistry.

If you'd like to contribute to this prestigious award, please contact:

Stacie Tibbetts
UCI Department of Chemistry
1137 Natural Sciences II
Irvine, CA 92697
(949) 824-5485

Alternatively, you can donate online at UCI's e-giving page.  Select "Physical Sciences" from the Area of Support drop-down box, then select "Michael E. Gebel Memorial fund" from the Gift Designation list.  Complete the online donation form, as directed.