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



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....
Wed, 08/31/2011
On August 31, 2011, a delegation of high-level officials from the Research Center of Climate Change and Sustainable Development at National Taiwan University will tour the AirUCI labs and hear a presentation about our research.  This group, comprised of distinguished professors and current or former government officials, is touring the US to seek suggestions for a newly established Center of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, and AirUCI was one of the research centers they most wanted to visit.  We are excited to welcome them to UC Irvine and our many AirUCI...
Tue, 08/30/2011
AirUCI's Michael Dennin was honored in August 2011 as a recipient of the’s OCW People’s Choice Awards. Dennin’s course titled, “Science from Superheroes to Global Warming,” was voted the winner in the Best User Experience category.  Congratulations, Michael! Read the full article
Fri, 08/26/2011
AirUCI's Scott Samuelsen and Jack Brouwer, director and associate director of UC Irvine’s National Fuel Cell Research Center, have developed an exciting and unique fuel cell generator in conjunction with the NFCRC staff and the Orange County Sanitation District in Fountain Valley, California.  Other private sector collaborators on the project were FuelCell Energy, Inc. and Air Products. The apparatus simultaneously and continuously converts gases that are created in wastewater digesters into hydrogen, which is then used for zero-emission vehicle fuel, electricity,...
Mon, 07/18/2011
On July 15, 2011, UCI Interim Vice Chancellor for Advancement Dan Aldrich and former California First Lady Gayle Wilson toured the AirUCI labs and heard presentations on our research projects.  Shown here are Dr. Aldrich and Mrs. Wilson (2nd and 3rd from right) with AirUCI researchers Mike Ezell, Teri Longin, Veronique Perraud, and Lisa Wingen.
Mon, 06/20/2011
At the 71st Physical Electronics Conference in June, 2011, AirUCI's Tanza Lewis won the highly competitive 2011 Nottingham Prize for the best paper based on a PhD thesis.  Congratulations, Tanza!
Fri, 06/03/2011
Congratulations to AirUCI Project Scientist Veronique Perraud, who was awarded a Certificate of Merit by the American Chemical Society!  The certificate was in recognition of her poster that she presented at the March 2011 ACS meeting in Anaheim, California.  Well done, Vero!!
Thu, 05/26/2011
AirUCI research team members received several awards at the annual E.K.C. Lee awards dinner on Thursday evening, May 26, 2011.  Matt Dawson received the Graduate Student Award for exceptional contributions to the Chemistry department and, along with Gregory Hartt, received the Michael E. Gebel Award.  At the dinner it was announced that AirUCI's Katelyn Updyke had received an American Institute of Chemists Foundation Award for 2011 and that she and our Carol Tsai were recognized by Phi Lambda Upsilon for excellent grades.  Carol also graduates Cum Laude and with...