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Here's the latest news from AirUCI — our events, our people, our science.

 

2018

Wed, 02/07/2018
AirUCI faculty Steve Davis is quoted in a Washington Post article about coal pollution and global warming.  “There is a real risk that the inertia of fossil fuel infrastructure will drag us past where we want to be,” he says.  “However, the retirement of power plants is ultimately an economic decision, and one that gets easier as non-fossil energy sources get cheaper.” Read the article
Wed, 01/31/2018
Professor Donghyun Rim of Pennsylvania State University and his student, Youngbo Won, will be visiting AirUCI for several days beginning January 31st.  They are hosted by AirUCI faculty Manabu Shiraiwa and they will be meeting with other AirUCI faculty to discuss ongoing projects and to explore potential new collaborations.
Wed, 01/24/2018
Dr. Nanna Myllys from the University of Helsinki will be visiting us on January 24th and will speak about her research in a talk entitled "Oxidized organic compounds in atmospheric cluster formation".  The talk will take place at 3:00 pm in Rowland Hall 390.
Wed, 01/10/2018
AirUCI faculty Scott Samuelsen was quoted in an article in News Deeply discussing issues surrounding large ships and the pollution they generate.  With their greenhouse gas emissions rising and regulations looming, shipping companies, cruise lines, and other large vessels are looking at renewable fuel sources to power their ships.  Among the most promising options is hydrogen, which can be generated onboard using seawater. Read the article
Mon, 01/08/2018
Two research papers from AirUCI faculty Craig Murray's research group have been highlighted in the 2017 HOT Articles themed collection of Physical Chemisty Chemical Physics. Details
Wed, 01/03/2018
The inaugural AirUCI/Fulbright Canada fellow has begun his term with us!  From January 1, 2018 through April 30, 2018, Professor Jonathan Abbatt of the University of Toronto will be at UCI working collaboratively with AirUCI faculty on research projects and will teach the Chem 245-C course in the Department of Chemistry.  Welcome, Jon! Fulbright Position Established On August 1, 2016, The Regents of the University of California and the UCI administration established a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair within the AirUCI Institute that will be focused on research pertaining to...

2017

Thu, 12/14/2017
AirUCI faculty Bill Cooper has retired from UCI and from the AirUCI Institute.  He has provided a great deal of information and leadership in water quality issues and he will be greatly missed.
Mon, 12/11/2017
AirUCI faculty Paulina Oliva has left UCI's Department of Economics and AirUCI to take a faculty position at the University of Southern California.  We wish her the greatest success and hope to continue collaborative research with her.
Fri, 12/01/2017
Lower income housing is often energy inefficient.  Poor neighborhoods lack trees, plants, and greenbelts, a factor that can affect cooling. AirUCI Faculty Jack Brouwer is leading a team that will retrofit the Oak View neighborhood in Huntington Beach, and the UCI team wants to include better insulation and weather proofing, new windows, working appliances, even solar panels. The government-funded competition is part of the push to meet state law calling for California’s greenhouse gas emissions to return to 1990 levels by 2020.  Read the article
Thu, 11/30/2017
AirUCI faculty Scott Samuelsen, director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center at UCI, is quoted in an article in the New York Times describing how hydrogen fuel cells are being used to power massive data centers.  These data centers could become an important market for fuel cells because the industry “appears to want to be more environmentally sensitive but more reliant on their own resources.”  Compared to fossil fuel-burning centers, fuel cells are more efficient and quieter, which has proven a surprising barrier to their acceptance among potential customers,...