Past Events

Below is a list of past events related to AirUCI (sorted with the most recent first).


Event Date: Wed, 04/30/2014

On April 30, 2014 AirUCI hosted Prof. Geoff Smith of the University of Georgia as he gave a lecture in Rowland Hall 390 entitled "What color are atmospheric aerosols? Development of a novel UV-vis aerosol absorption spectrophotometer."

Event Date: Tue, 03/04/2014

AirUCI will host a special seminar on Tuesday, March 4 by Professor Ivar Isaksen from the University of Oslo entitled "Chemistry-Climate Interactions Involving Ozone and Methane."  The lecture will be held at 11:30 am in Rowland Hall 390.

Event Date: Wed, 02/19/2014

AirUCI will host Dr. Liz Warren, an expert on the International Space Station, on February 19th at 10 am in Rowland Hall 390.  She will speak to our researchers about opportunities to conduct studies in space as part of outreach efforts for NASA's 2014 Destination Station national awareness campaign in the Los Angeles area.  For details on this outreach, visit the Destination Station site.

Event Date: Tue, 02/18/2014

Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson will give a public presentation at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 18th at the Beckman Auditorium on campus.  A postdoctoral researcher with AirUCI Director Barbara Finlayson-Pitts and co-Director John Hemminger, Dr. Caldwell Dyson was conducting research here when she learned that she had been accepted into the astronaut corps.  She'll be speaking on her experiences aboard the space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station.  For more information, contact Melissa Sweet at 949-824-2628.   ...

Event Date: Fri, 02/07/2014

AirUCI PI Bill Cooper, who is currently serving as Program Director for Environmental Engineering at NSF through 2015, will be presenting a lecture on "The Butterflies of Iguazu Falls, Argentina" at Chapman University on Friday, February 7th from 4:30 to 9 pm.  A reception and booksigning will be held, along with an exhibit of Bill's exquisite photographs.  Please RSVP to Cheryl Stack or by phone at 714-628-2862 by February 3rd.  For details, v...

Event Date: Wed, 01/22/2014 to Thu, 01/23/2014

AirUCI's 10th annual international science workshop will be held at the Surf and Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach, California from January 22 - 23, 2014.  Invited speakers and AirUCI researchers will give presentations on the latest findings in chemistry in the atmosphere and at interfaces.

For details, contact Melissa Sweet at 949-824-2628.  View the agenda (to print on legal-size paper)


Event Date: Wed, 12/18/2013

On Wednesday, December 18th, AirUCI will host a lecture by Dr. Shao-Meng Li of Environment Canada.  His talk, entitled "Heterogeneous uptake of gas phase ammonia and organics on sulfuric acid aerosols: laboratory studies reveal complex chemical processes," will be held in Rowland Hall 390 at 11 am.

Event Date: Tue, 12/17/2013

On Tuesday, December 17th, AirUCI will host Dr. Theo Kurtin of the University of Helsinki, Finland.  He will give a talk entitled, "What Can Computational Chemistry Tell Us About Atmospheric New-Particle Formation" in Rowland Hall 390 at noon.

Event Date: Thu, 12/05/2013

On Thursday, December 5th AirUCI will host a special "triumvirate" of European visitors for the day:

  • Christian George of  the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, IRCELYON, CNRS, University Claude Bernard in Lyon, France
  • Hartmut Hermann of the University of Leipzig, Germany and the Leibniz‐Institut for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS)
  • Wahid Mellouki of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, ICARE, CNRS in Orléans, France

These internationally known atmospheric chemists will speak at a lunch discussion at 1:00 pm in...

Event Date: Thu, 11/21/2013 to Fri, 11/22/2013

AirUCI PI Robert Phalen is among the organizers of the Sustainable Goods Movement Symposium to be held November 21-22, 2013 in Palm Desert, CA and hosted by the Palm Springs Institute for Environmental Sustainability.  Speakers from various Southern California universities, the Port of Long Beach, AQMD, and private industry will give presentations.  AirUCI researchers are expected to be among the attendees and poster presenters, and scholarship funds to attend are available.  Additional details are available on the...