Chemistry, Processes, and Measurements

Annmarie Carlton

Name
Prof.
Annmarie
G.
Carlton
Contact Information

UC Irvine Department of Chemistry

1102 Natural Sciences 2

Irvine, CA 92697-2025

Office: 380-B Rowland Hall

Telephone: 
824-5651
E-mail: 
agcarlto@uci.edu

Beginning in September 2021, Annmarie is serving a year at the White House having been selected for a Revelle Fellowship.

RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS

Research Interests: 

Anthropogenic emissions and their chemical transformation during atmospheric transport drive critical issues surrounding air quality and climate change.  Professor Carlton conducts atmospheric modeling, as well as organizing and conducting field and laboratory studies to investigate these topics.  The ultimate goal of this research is to inform policymakers in order that society can develop effective strategies that protect human health, ecosystems, agricultural economies, and security.  Specific interests include:

  • formation of secondary organic aerosol through cloud processing and aerosol water chemistry
  • 3-dimensional photochemical modeling for air quality and climate with emphasis on atmospheric aqueous chemistry
  • formation of secondary organic aerosol through cloud processing
  • aerosol-cloud interactions
  • biogenic and anthropogenic influences on climate and air quality
  • atmospheric processing of pollution

Dr. Carlton was the scientific leader of the SOAS campaign, member of the ACCORD Science Committee at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and member of the National Research Committee tasked with identifying priorities and strategic steps forward for atmospheric chemistry research over the coming decades.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists (ACCESS VIII)
Emerging scientist award: Gordon Conference on Biogenics and the Atmosphere 2007
U.S.EPA National Honor Award (Gold Medal) for Air Quality Forecasting 2009
Distinguished Alumnus (early career) Rutgers University 2009
U.S.EPA-ORD National Honor Award for CMAQ Development 2009
U.S.EPA-National Exposure Research Laboratory, Special Achievement in Atmospheric Chemistry 2010
U.S.EPA National Honor Award (Bronze Medal) for CMAQ Model Development 2010
American Association of Women Geoscientists (AWG) – Distinguished Lecturer 2011; 2012
U.S.EPA –Science Advisory Board: Level II Science and Technology Achievement Award 2012
Roger Revelle Fellowship in Global Stewardship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2021

Manabu Shiraiwa

Name
Prof.
Manabu
Shiraiwa
Contact Information

 

Telephone: 
949-824-2738
E-mail: 
m.shiraiwa@uci.edu

Professor of Chemistry.  (Ph.D.in Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, 2011).

Prof. Shiraiwa brings expertise in kinetic flux models for gas-particle interactions in aerosols and clouds and combines numerical modeling, laboratory experiments, and field measurements on organic aerosol and oxidant chemistry

Research Interests: 

Atmospheric Chemistry, Heterogeneous and Multiphase Chemistry, Aerosol Particles, Reactive Oxygen Species, Kinetic Modeling

Selected Honors and Awards: 
Otto-Hahn Medal, Max Planck Society 2011
Paul-Crutzen Prize, German Chemical Society 2012
Sheldon K. Friedlander Award, American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) 2014
Young Scientist Award, Japan Society of Atmospheric Chemistry 2015
NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2017
Paul Crutzen Award for Early Career Scientists, International Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (iCACGP), 2018
Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) short-stay program, Campus France 2018
Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award, Health Effects Institute, 2018
Environmental Science & Technology and ES&T Letters Early Career Scientist, 2019
Kenneth T. Whitby Award, American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR), 2020

Dr. Alex Guenther

Name
Prof.
Alex
Guenther
Contact Information

Office Location: 3327 Croul Hall

Department of Earth System Science
3216 Croul Hall, Irvine, CA 92697-3100
PH: 949-824-8794

Telephone: 
949-824-7320
E-mail: 
alex.guenther@uci.edu

Dr.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2004: Elected Chair of the Gordon Conference on Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds in the Atmosphere
2007: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science and Technological Achievement Award
2008: Haagen-Smit Outstanding Publication Prize
2011: Yoram J. Kaufman Award for Unselfish Cooperation in Research, American Geophysical Union
2012: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Outstanding Publication Award
2015: Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

Dr. James N. Smith

Name
Prof.
James
N.
Smith
Contact Information
Telephone: 
949-824-9518
E-mail: 
jimsmith@uci.edu

Dr. Smith is interested in understanding the chemical processes responsible for the formation of nanometer-sized particles in the atmosphere, as well as studying their impacts on human health and the Earth’s climate. To accomplish this, he develops instruments, like the Thermal Desorption Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer and the Cluster Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer, for determining the molecular composition of ambient nanoparticles and key gas-phase precursors.

Research Interests: 

Research group site: https://sites.uci.edu/uagroup

Selected Honors and Awards: 
1999: Lund University Research Fellow, Lund University, Sweden
2000: Herbert Newby McCoy Award for Outstanding Research in Chemistry, Chemistry Department, California Institute of Technology
2003: Nominee for NCAR Scientific Technical Advancement Award
2009: Kenneth T. Whitby Award, in recognition of outstanding contributions to aerosol science and technology by a beginning scientist; American Association for Aerosol Research
2014-2017: Brazilian Science Mobility Program (Programa Ciência sem Fronteiras) Special Visiting Researcher Scholarship

Saewung Kim

Name
Prof.
Saewung
Kim
Contact Information

Department of Earth System Science
University of California, Irvine
3216 Croul Hall
Irvine, CA 92697
Research group page
 

Telephone: 
949-824-4531
E-mail: 
saewungk@uci.edu

 

 

Research Interests: 

Saewung Kim's Biosphere-Atmosphere-Human Interaction Research Group conducts research on how biosphere-atmosphere-human interactions are affecting tropospheric oxidation capacity. The lab’s main research activities are deploying gas phase atmospheric constituents monitoring instrumentation to the field to constrain tropospheric oxidation capacity.

Professor Craig Murray

Name
Prof.
Craig
Murray
Contact Information

University of California, Irvine
Department of Chemistry
1102 Natural Sciences 2
Irvine, CA 92697-2025
Office: Rowland Hall 317B
Group web site: http://faculty.sites.uci.edu/murray/

Telephone: 
949-824-4218
E-mail: 
craig.murray@uci.edu

Professor Murray graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1997 and remained there for his Ph.D research, supervised by Ken McKendrick.  He held postdoctoral appointments at the University of Bristol (U.K.) and then the University of Pennsylvania, working with Professor Andrew Orr-Ewing and Professor Marsha Lester.  Following the award of a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 2008, he returned to the University of Bristol before taking up a lectureship at the University of Glasgow in 2011.  He joined the faculty at UC Irvine in 2013.

Research Interests: 

Atmospheric photochemistry

Selected Publications: 

The following is a list of selected publications.  A full list is available at http://faculty.sites.uci.edu/murray/publications/
Observation of triplet imidogen as a primary product of methylamine photodissociation: Evidence of roaming-mediated intersystem crossing?
James O. Thomas, Katherine E. Lower and Craig Murray
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 3 1341-1345 (2012) [10.1021/jz300408z]
Temperature dependent structured absorption spectrum of molecular chlorine
Isla A. K. Young, Craig Murray, Chris M. Blaum, R. A. (Tony) Cox, Roderic L. Jones and Francis D. Pope
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13 15318-15325 (2011) [10.1039/c1cp21337g]
A new spectroscopic window on hydroxyl radicals using UV+VUV resonant ionization
Joseph M. Beames, Fang Liu, Marsha I. Lester and Craig Murray
Journal of Chemical Physics 134 241102-4 (2011) [10.1063/1.3608061]
Analysis of the HOOO torsional potential
Joseph M. Beames, Marsha I. Lester, Craig Murray, Mychel E. Varner and John F. Stanton
Journal of Chemical Physics 134 044304-9 (2011) [10.1063/1.3518415]
Quantum state distributions of the OH X2Π products from collisional quenching of OH A2Σ+ by O2 and CO2
Logan P. Dempsey, Timothy D. Sechler, Craig Murray and Marsha I. Lester
Journal of Physical Chemistry A 113 6851-6858 (2009) [10.1021/jp902935c]

Selected Honors and Awards: 
Royal Society University Research Fellow, 2008-2012
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Environmental Chemistry Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2005-2008

Prof. Douglas J. Tobias

Name
Prof.
Douglas
C.
Tobias
Contact Information

University of California, Irvine
4118 Natural Sciences 1
Mail Code: 2025
Irvine, CA 92697

Telephone: 
(949) 824-4295
E-mail: 
dtobias@uci.edu

Professor of Chemistry [Ph. D., Chemistry/Biophysics, Carnegie Mellon University] He brings expertise in molecular dynamics simulations of atmospherically relevant systems as well as biological systems to the ORU.
 

Research Interests: 
  • Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
Selected Honors and Awards: 
National Institutes of Health predoctoral trainee, 1987-1990
National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow, 1991-1994
Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2006
Fellow of the American Chemical Society, 2013
Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2014
Theoretical Chemistry Award from the American Chemical Society Division of Physical Chemistry, 2014
Soft Matter and Biophysical Chemistry Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017

Prof. Eric S. Saltzman

Name
Prof.
Eric
S.
Saltzman
Contact Information

University of California, Irvine
3325 Croul Hall
Mail Code: 3100
Irvine, CA 92697
Research group page

Telephone: 
(949) 824-3936
E-mail: 
esaltzma@uci.edu

Professor of Earth System Science [Ph.D, in Oceanography from Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, FL]. Professor Saltzman brings expertise in detection of atmospheric trace gases, and of fluxes and cycling of trace gases through the marine atmosphere.

Research Interests: 
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Air/Sea Exchange
Selected Honors and Awards: 
Elected Fellow, American Geophysical Union 2011

Prof. Sergey Nizkorodov

Name
Prof.
Sergey
Nizkorodov
Contact Information

University of California, Irvine
377 Rowland Hall
Mail Code: 2025
Irvine, CA 92697

Telephone: 
(949) 824-1262
E-mail: 
nizkorod@uci.edu

Co-Director, AirUCI Institute.  Professor of Chemistry [Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Basel, Switzerland]. Prof. Nizkorodov brings expertise in fundamental photochemistry of atmospherically relevant systems to the ORU, including that of secondary organic aerosols.

Research Interests: 
  • Atmospheric Chemistry of Organic Aerosols
Selected Honors and Awards: 
International Journal Student Paper Award from Elsevier Science and Finnigan MAT (1996)
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Postdoctoral Scholarship (2000)
Research Corporation Research Innovation Award (2003)
Coblentz Award for research achievements in vibrational spectroscopy (2005)
UCI School of Physical Sciences Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education (2006)
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2007)
UCI Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research (2012)
AGU Ascent Award (2013)
Elected Fellow of AAAS (2015)
Fulbright Scholarship, University of Eastern Finland (2016-17)
UCI Academic Senate Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr. Distinguished University Service Award, 2021

Prof. John C. Hemminger

Name
Prof.
John
C.
Hemminger
Contact Information

University of California, Irvine
334B Rowland Hall
Mail Code: 2025
Irvine, CA 92697

Telephone: 
(949) 824-6020
E-mail: 
jchemmin@uci.edu

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry; External Scientific Member, Fritz Haber Institute. [Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from Harvard University, MA]. He brings expertise in the application of surface science methodologies to problems of atmospheric interest.
 
Prof. Hemminger’s research combines structural experiments (scanning tunneling microscopy and electron microscopies) with spectroscopic experiments (vibrational spectroscopy, photoelectron spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry) to understand chemical reactions at the air/water interface.
 

Research Interests: 
  • Surface Chemistry and Physics
Selected Honors and Awards: 
National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
1986 Distinguished Research Award of the UCI Alumni Association
Fellow of the American Physical Society. Elected 1993
Fellow of the American Vacuum Society. Elected 1998
Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, 1999
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Elected 2002
2003 Charles R. Bennett "Service Through Chemistry" Award, Orange County Section, ACS
2004 National ACS Award: "Arthur W. Adamson Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Surface Chemistry"
2006, Chair Elect, Chemistry Section, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2007, Chair, Chemistry Section, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2006, American Vacuum Society, Medard W. Welch Award for Outstanding Theoretical and/or Experimental Research

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