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

 

2018

Wed, 02/28/2018
AirUCI faculty Jack Brouwer and Steve Davis are among the authors of an article in Nature that was published online February 27, 2018 which describes how the University of California is proceeding with Paris Accord emissions guidelines.  UC's approach has been to take the lead, apart from state and federal efforts, in reducing deep carbonization.  This work offers lessons in efficiency, alternative fuels, and electrification and has become a concrete model for other institutions to help fulfill the potential of the Paris agreement. Read the article
Mon, 02/12/2018
AirUCI faculty Donald Dabdub has won the 2018 Tom Angell Faculty Mentoring Award.  The review committee was very impressed with his mentoring record and wrote to him saying that they found his history of mentorship of both undergraduate and graduate students to be exceptional.   They were particularly impressed with both Donald's doctoral student’s account of how he teaches graduate students a variety of professional skills that will serve them well in their future careers, and also with his dedication to mentoring first-generation college students and international...
Wed, 02/07/2018
AirUCI faculty Steve Davis is quoted in a Washington Post article about coal pollution and global warming.  “There is a real risk that the inertia of fossil fuel infrastructure will drag us past where we want to be,” he says.  “However, the retirement of power plants is ultimately an economic decision, and one that gets easier as non-fossil energy sources get cheaper.” Read the article
Wed, 01/31/2018
Professor Donghyun Rim of Pennsylvania State University and his student, Youngbo Won, will be visiting AirUCI for several days beginning January 31st.  They are hosted by AirUCI faculty Manabu Shiraiwa and they will be meeting with other AirUCI faculty to discuss ongoing projects and to explore potential new collaborations.
Wed, 01/24/2018
Dr. Nanna Myllys from the University of Helsinki will be visiting us on January 24th and will speak about her research in a talk entitled "Oxidized organic compounds in atmospheric cluster formation".  The talk will take place at 3:00 pm in Rowland Hall 390.
Wed, 01/10/2018
AirUCI faculty Scott Samuelsen was quoted in an article in News Deeply discussing issues surrounding large ships and the pollution they generate.  With their greenhouse gas emissions rising and regulations looming, shipping companies, cruise lines, and other large vessels are looking at renewable fuel sources to power their ships.  Among the most promising options is hydrogen, which can be generated onboard using seawater. Read the article
Mon, 01/08/2018
Two research papers from AirUCI faculty Craig Murray's research group have been highlighted in the 2017 HOT Articles themed collection of Physical Chemisty Chemical Physics. Details

2017

Thu, 12/14/2017
AirUCI faculty Bill Cooper has retired from UCI and from the AirUCI Institute.  He has provided a great deal of information and leadership in water quality issues and he will be greatly missed.
Mon, 12/11/2017
AirUCI faculty Paulina Oliva has left UCI's Department of Economics and AirUCI to take a faculty position at the University of Southern California.  We wish her the greatest success and hope to continue collaborative research with her.
Fri, 12/01/2017
Lower income housing is often energy inefficient.  Poor neighborhoods lack trees, plants, and greenbelts, a factor that can affect cooling. AirUCI Faculty Jack Brouwer is leading a team that will retrofit the Oak View neighborhood in Huntington Beach, and the UCI team wants to include better insulation and weather proofing, new windows, working appliances, even solar panels. The government-funded competition is part of the push to meet state law calling for California’s greenhouse gas emissions to return to 1990 levels by 2020.  Read the article