Here's the latest news from AirUCI — our events, our people, our science.
Earth and Space Science News (EOS), published by the American Geophysical Union, has printed a tribute to our own Jim Pitts in the current online issue. We anticipate that it will also be included in the June 15, 2015 print edition as well. Jim's contributions to air quality issues and to atmospheric studies are legendary, and we're thrilled to have this recognition of his life and work nearly a year after his passing. Read the article
AirUCI will host a group of AP Chemistry students from Troy High School in Fullerton on April 22, 2015. Their teacher, Shannon Regli, attended the 2014 AirUCI Summer Teacher Workshop and wants her students to have the experience of touring our labs and hearing presentations on our research.
Postdoctoral Scholar position available in Computational/Theoretical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, Professor R. B. Gerber (firstname.lastname@example.org). The position is for studies of the growth mechanisms and of the chemical and physical properties of nano-size particles in the atmosphere. The work will combine aspects of quantum chemistry and dynamics, and will deal with multicomponent and multiphase particles. The project will be carried out in close cooperation with experiments in the group of Professor Barbara Finlayson-Pitts at UCI. A...
AirUCI's partner research group, UCI's National Fuel Cell Research Center led by Scott Samuelsen, is collaborating with Southern California Edison to develop a new process for using solar energy produced when power demand is low to split hydrogen from water and store the gas in pipelines. The National Fuel Cell Research Center will test the hydrogen for vehicle use and determine how much of the gas can be injected into the pipeline system. Read the article
The inaugural recipient of the Jim Pitts Undergraduate Memorial Award is Charlene Konkankit, a Chemistry major set to graduate in June, 2015. Charlene stood out among the nominees for this new award, given in honor of the late James N. Pitts, legend in Atmospheric Chemistry and longtime AirUCI team member. Congratulations, Charlene!
A large number of the AirUCI research team will attend and present at the annual Informal Symposium on Kinetics and Photochemistry Conference to be held at CSU Northridge, CA on April 3, 2015. Talks and posters from our group will be presented by researchers of all levels — from graduate students to faculty.
AirUCI PI Donald Dabdub has received the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor of the Year Award given by UCI's Engineering Student Council. Way to go, Donald!
AirUCI Graduate Student researcher Kurtis Malecha will act as a judge in the Irvine Unified School District's 34th annual Science Fair. The event will be held on February 24, 2014 at Irvine High School.
AirUCI PI Sergey Nizkorodov will serve as a judge for the 34th Annual Irvine Unified School District Science Fair which will be held at Irvine High School on February 24, 2015.
Dr. Martina Roeselova, AirUCI collaborator from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, has passed away. She was diagnosed less than a month ago with an inoperable brain tumor and was undergoing agressive chemotherapy. She contracted bronchitis on February 11th and was having difficulty breathing, so was readmitted to the hospital. Due to her weakened immune system resulting from the chemotherapy, the bronchitis quickly developed into septic shock and, despite the heroic efforts of her doctors, her heart stopped beating at 2 am Prague time today and she could not be...