Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

News

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

 

2010

Thu, 05/20/2010
The OC Science section of web site for the Orange County Register has published an article entitled “UCI scientists track oil spill’s air effects” which includes details of the studies on the BP oil spill and its impact on the atmosphere conducted by AirUCI PI Don Blake and Barbara Barletta of his research team.

2009

Wed, 09/02/2009
The research groups of AirUCI PIs Barbara Finlayson-Pitts and Benny Gerber had a recent paper featured as the cover article of the September 2, 2009 issue of The Journal of the American Chemical Society. In addition, these two research groups and that of AirUCI PI Donald Dabdub, in collaboration with Dr. Mark S. Gordon of Iowa State University, had a recent paper selected as the cover article for the August 18, 2009 issue of The Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences journal.  Read the accompanying commentary as well.  We're very proud of you all!
Sat, 08/01/2009
The National Science Foundation's August 2009 Current online article profiled Barbara Finlayson-Pitts as one of the faces of NSF research — way to go, Barb!
Mon, 07/20/2009
AirUCI Director Barbara Finlayson-Pitts was interviewed for a July 20, 2009 article in the Orange County Register newspaper that discussed how building and road surfaces can contribute to air pollution. Read the article. Related UCI article. ScienceDaily article. Here are more recent articles referring to our research: Los Angeles Times July 27, 2007 — Prof. Phalen article 1 Los Angeles Times July 27, 2007 — Prof. Phalen article 2
Mon, 07/13/2009
A July 13, 2009 article on the National Science Foundation's Discoveries web page discusses AirUCI's research into air pollution, specifically airborne particles, energy, and ozone, and interviews some of our PIs. 
Tue, 06/30/2009
A June, 2009 National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop met to discuss current issues in Environmental Chemical Sciences, and AirUCI Director Barbara Finlayson-Pitts was a panelist. Their report notes the importance of understanding the atmosphere at the chemical/molecular level to make more accurate climate predictions and better environmental policy.
Fri, 06/12/2009
AirUCI Director Barbara Finlayson-Pitts has been awarded the Coalition for Clean Air's prestigious Carl Moyer Award for Scientific Leadership and Technical Excellence for her work in restoring clean air to California! Other recipients at the June 12, 2009 event at the Los Angeles Athletic Club include U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and CARB Chairman Mary Nichols. We're proud of you, Barb!  View the newspaper article here.
Mon, 06/01/2009
We are honored that our summer teacher workshop has been cited by the National Academy of Sciences as an exemplary outreach program, and that our workshop is described in depth on page 26 of their 2009 publication, Strengthening High School Chemistry Education through Teacher Outreach Programs. Way to go, team!
Thu, 05/28/2009
Two UCI Chemistry students — Michael B. Shaghafi and AirUCI's Emily A. Bruns — were presented with the third annual Michael E. Gebel award at the 2009 Edward K.C. Lee dinner held at the University Club on May 28, 2009. This award is presented to second year graduate students working in environmental chemistry and who have had a period of work before continuing on to graduate school. In addition, Chris Harmon in AirUCI's Nizkorodov group was presented with the Joan Rowland Award. We're very proud of our award winning team, especially our student researchers!
Fri, 05/01/2009
Emily Bruns of the Finlayson-Pitts group has been awarded a very prestigious and hard-to-get National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship. Tom Boatwright in Michael Dennin's group has received an equally prestigious Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program (TSR&TP) fellowship from the University of California . Way to go, Emily and Tom!