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



Mon, 05/21/2012
On May 21, 2012, AirUCI researchers Scott Epstein, Jeff Ngarmboonta, and Sandra Blair will give presentations for Chemistry classes at Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo, California.
Tue, 05/15/2012
On May 15th, 2012, Dr. Scott Epstein of AirUCI will give presentations on our research to students, staff, and parents at Buena Park Jr. High School's Science Night.  
Fri, 05/11/2012
Science students from NOVA Early College High School in Santa Ana will tour our labs and hear presentations about our research on May 11, 2012.
Fri, 04/27/2012
AirUCI Ph.D. candidate Matt Dawson is profiled in the Spring 2012 edition of AAAR's newsletter, Particulars.  Way to go, Matt!
Wed, 02/29/2012
AirUCI's Noriko Nishino, Nicole Richards, Matthew Dawson, and Christopher Dillbeck will judge the Irvine Unified School District's 31st annual Science Fair on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at University High School in Irvine.  Good luck to the many future scientists who will be participating!
Wed, 02/29/2012
AirUCI's Don Blake has been named as Faculty Mentor of the month for February, 2012 by UCI's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.  Way to go, Don! Read more
Thu, 02/23/2012
At UCI's Lauds and Laurels dinner on February 23, 2012, AirUCI's John Hemminger was named the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus for Physical Sciences.  Congratulations, John!
Tue, 02/21/2012
A ground-breaking article written by AirUCI researchers was published on February 21, 2012 in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Our research shows that when low volatility gases condense to form particles, it's a one way street.  Once in the particles, they don't evaporate out.  These findings could significantly affect air pollution control strategies and prompt reevaluation of the models that inform air quality rules.        Read the published PNAS article  ...


Thu, 11/03/2011
AirUCI PI Scott Samuelsen was honored with the 2011 White House Champions of Change Award and invited to hold a dialogue with key Administration leaders regarding the importance of fuel cell technology in enabling a transition to clean energy for the US market.  He emphasized that this technology is key in creating  thousands of jobs in manufacturing, installation, operation, and servicing in the fields of transportation and energy throughout the United States and around the world.  We're so proud, Scott!
Sat, 10/15/2011
UCI's California Science Project Center for Educational Partnerships will host its 30th annual Future of Science Conference for science teachers on Saturday, October 15, 2011.  The day-long event will be held in the courtyard adjacent to Rowland Hall and Reines Hall on the UCI campus. Sergey Nizkorodov will lead AirUCI's participation, both as an exhibitor and more actively as his group will give a lab demonstration for teachers entitled, "Detecting Ethanol, Acetone, Isoprene, and Other Trace Gases in your Breath Using the World's Most Expensive Breathalyzer....