Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine


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



Fri, 04/26/2013
On April 26, 2013, AirUCI will host several graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from the University of California, San Diegoas they tour our labs and hear presentations about our research projects.  They'll be shown the kinds of research being performed in AirUCI labs, using unique equipment and instrumentation such as different types of reaction chambers, our flow tube, etc.
Fri, 04/26/2013
In the Spring 2013 issue of UC Irvine Magazine, the cover featured a photo of AirUCI PI Don Blake with the caption “Rare Air: Capturing Climate Change in a Can.”  The cover article about Don and his research was entitled “Chasing Clean Air.”  Read the article
Thu, 04/18/2013
AirUCI PI Don Blake is featured on the cover of the April 2013 edition of UC Irvine Magazine, with an article about his work in atmospheric sampling.  Way to go, Don!
Fri, 03/15/2013
AirUCI PI Don Blake has been presented with the 2013 American Chemical Society Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology, sponsored by the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry and the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology.  Way to go, Don!
Wed, 03/06/2013
AirUCI PI Sergey Nizkorodov, along with our PNNL collaborators Dr. Julia Laskin and Dr. Alexander Laskin, recently wrote a comprehensive review of new mass spectrometry techniques for studying complex atmospheric particle systems.  Published in the March 2013 edition of the journal International Reviews in Physical Chemistry, their invited article — featured on the journal's cover — quickly reached the International Reviews in Physical Chemistry most-read list.  Congratulations to Sergey, Julia, and Alex!  More about...
Tue, 03/05/2013
On March 5th, 2013, Dr. Julie Lee and Dian Romonosky of AirUCI will give presentations on our research to students, staff, and parents at Buena Park Jr. High School's Science Night. This is the second year in a row that the school has invited AirUCI's participation, and it has inspired students and parents to pursue more science studies.
Thu, 02/21/2013
On February 21, 2013, AirUCI's Theresa McIntire and Lisa Wingen visited Castille Elementary School in Mission Viejo.  They introduced the 7- and 8-year-old students in the 2nd grade classroom to what chemists do and what atmospheric chemistry is, demonstrating properties of materials, states of matter, and what can change when materials undergo chemical reactions. 
Wed, 01/16/2013
AirUCI undergraduate researcher Geovani Montoya has been awarded the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellowship of $500 to support his attendance at the April, 2013 American Chemical Society meeting in New Orleans.  Congratulation, Geovani!
Fri, 01/04/2013
AirUCI's Matt Dawson, one of our excellent graduate student researchers, has been awarded the initial Metrohm Young Chemist Award for his work on "Accurately predicting particle formation and growth from gas phase precursors" from MetrohmUSA Corporation.  Matt will present his present his work at the PITTCON conference and expo in Philadelphia, PA in March, 2013 and his research poster will be put on display during the press conference announcing his award.  We're so proud of you, Matt!


Tue, 12/11/2012
AirUCI PI Filipp Furche was awarded the 2013 Durac Prize by the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC) for his developments in time-dependent density functional theory and its application to photochemistry, and for his contributions to the random-phase approximation for small bandgap systems.  Congratulations, Filipp!