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News

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

 

2014

Sat, 01/25/2014
AirUCI researchers Krista Parry, Amanda MacMillan, Julie Lee, Kristine Arquero, and Carla Kidd will serve as judges for the Irvine Unified School District's 33rd annual Science Fair on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at Woodbridge High School in Irvine.  They'll be reviewing projects from students in grades 6 through 12. 
Sat, 01/25/2014
AirUCI Director Barbara Finlayson-Pitts was interviewed by National Public Radio on the topic of weather and air pollution, and parts of her comments aired over the weekend of January 25-26, 2014. While air pollution overall has decreased by at least 20% over the last decade according to the California Air Resources Board, weather conditions — especially drought conditions — have added more dust particulates into the air while higher temperatures speed up chemical reactions in the atmosphere .  Listen
Sun, 01/19/2014
AirUCI Director Barbara Finlayson Pitts was interviewed for an article on air pollution for The Los Angeles Times.  She explained how winter air pollution forms in an article published January 19, 2014 which also described many causes of air pollution state wide.  Read the article  
Thu, 01/02/2014
AirUCI Director Barbara Finlayson-Pitts has received the prestigious 2013 Haagen-Smit Award for Outstanding Contributions to Air Pollution Science from the California Air Resources Board.  She joins an elite group who have received this award, including her husband, James N. Pitts who is an AirUCI research resource and much valued as an important part of our team.  We're so proud, Barbara!

2013

Tue, 12/17/2013
AirUCI Director Barbara Finlayson-Pitts has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Tue, 12/10/2013
AirUCI is cited in an article published by our collaborators at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory located at Pacific Northwest National Lab.  The cover article, appearing in the December 2013 issue of their newsletter The Molecular Bond, is entitled "Understanding the Impact of Brown Carbon on Climate" and discusses our joint research, extensively quoting AirUCI PI Sergey Nizkorodov and our PNNL collaborator, Alex Laskin.  View the article beginning on page 7 of the December 2013 issue     
Mon, 12/09/2013
Joel Langford—of AirUCI's Blake research group—and Yuriy Slutskyy are the first to receive F.S. and Joan Rowland Fellowships.  This fellowship is named in honor of Sherry Rowland, a collaborator and guest speaker as well as an early supporter of AirUCI, who won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his co-discovery of the effects of chlorofluorocarbons on the earth'sozone layer.  Congratulations to Joel and Yuriy! Read more
Wed, 09/18/2013
AirUCI PI Filipp Furche has been awarded the 2013 Dirac Medal of the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists.  This prize is given each year  to one outstanding theoretical and computational chemist under the age of 40, and Filipp received it for his developments in time-dependent density functional theory and its application to photochemistry, as well as his contributions to the random-phase approximation for small bandgap systems.  Well done, Filipp!
Fri, 09/13/2013
On Friday, September 13, the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) will host a visit of Professor Petros Sofronis to UCI, after which he will tour AirUCI's labs.  Dr. Sofronis is Professor at the University of Illinois (Champagne Urbana) of Mechanical Science and Engineering in solid mechanics, micromechanics, and fracture mechanics.  He also is Director of the International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER).
Thu, 08/15/2013
AirUCI will host Dr. Aiko Matsunaga of the California Air Resources Board in a tour of our labs on Thursday, August 15th.