Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Shiraiwa and MOCCIE group article

Date: 
Wed, 08/12/2020

AirUCI faculty Manabu Shiraiwa is principal investigator on the Modelling Consortium for Chemistry of Indoor Environments initiative (MOCCIE) that began in 2017 and recently was granted renewed funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  Today, he and the MOCCIE team, which includes Dr. Pascal Lakey of his research group as well as AirUCI faculty Doug Tobias (also chair of the UCI Chemistry Department), are the subject of a UC Irvine news article that discusses the importance of indoor air quality, especially during this pandemic era.  “Average life expectancy in the United States is 79, but people are inside 70 of those years and outside only about four,” Manabu says. “If you want to understand the health impacts of air quality, you have to look at what’s going on in houses and buildings."  Read the article