Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Ralph Cicerone — 1943-2016

Mon, 11/07/2016

It is with profound sadness that we report the passing of Ralph Cicerone, brilliant scientist and close friend of many within the AirUCI family.  He died November 5th at the age of 73 after a short illness.  His innovative research projects in atmospheric chemistry, climate change, and energy helped shape science and environmental policy at the highest levels, in the U.S. and around the world.
Ralph came to UCI in 1989 as a renowned scientist and expert in atmospheric chemistry who went on to found UCI’s Department of Earth System Science and serve as dean of the School of Physical Sciences.  In 1998, Ralph was appointed chancellor of the UCI campus.  He left in 2005 when he was elected president of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, though he remained an active supporter of UCI.
For more about Ralph's life and legacy, please visit the Ralph Cicerone Memorial Page.