Past Events

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


Event Date: Thu, 03/31/2011

AirUCI is sponsoring a lecture presented by Professor Gil Nathanson of the University of Wisconsin, Madison entitled, “How Does HCl Dissolve?  A Molecular Beam Journey into Salty Glycerol and Water.”

This talk will be held Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 4:00 PM in Rowland Hall, Room 390 and is hosted by Vice Chancellor of Research, John Hemminger (AirUCI co-Director).

Event Date: Thu, 03/24/2011

Prof. Barbara Finlayson-Pitts and Prof. Benny Gerber of AirUCI are hosting a lecture by Prof. John Simons, F.R.S of the Department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Oxford University.  This event will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 4:00 PM.

The title of the talk is "Sweetness and Light: Carbohydrate Shapes and Interactions in the Gas Phase". 

Event Date: Mon, 03/07/2011

Dr. Tracy Caldwell Dyson, a former UCI postdoctoral scholar in chemistry (under AirUCI co-directors Barbara Finlayson-Pitts and John Hemminger), recently completed six months on the International Space Station.  We're excited that she has agreed to return to UCI to give another public lecture in the Beckman Auditorium to share her experiences!

Here are articles written after the event from the Orange County Register and the ...

Event Date: Thu, 03/03/2011

AirUCI PIs Sergey Nizkorodov and Eric Saltzman are organizing this conference in conjunction with the California Air Resources Board. The main goal of the event is to share scientific knowledge and foster collaborations between research communities and air pollution management agencies in Southern California.

Invited speakers include:

  • Prof. Cort Anastasio (UC Davis, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources)
  • Prof. Ronald Cohen (UC Berkeley, Department of Chemistry)
  • Prof. Donald Dabdub (UC Irvine, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace...
Event Date: Wed, 01/19/2011 to Thu, 01/20/2011

AirUCI's 7th annual science workshop will be held at the Surf and Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach, California on January 19-20, 2010.  Invited speakers and AirUCI researchers will give presentations on the latest findings in chemistry in the atmosphere and at interfaces.

To attend, contact Melissa Sweet at 949-824-2628 or

View the agenda


Event Date: Mon, 06/28/2010 to Fri, 07/09/2010

Do you want to know what causes the Santa Ana Mountains to disappear from view on hot, sunny days?

Would you like to learn how scientists measure the amounts of air pollutants in the air you breathe?

Are you curious to know how the molecular properties of these air pollutants are calculated?

Do you want to simulate the effect of removing all cars from local highways to see how it affects the air quality in the Los Angeles basin?

If you are intrigued by these questions and concerned about our environment, sign up for the training and outreach program in...

Event Date: Thu, 06/03/2010

AirUCI hosted a talk by Dr. Tadeusz E. Kleindienst, research scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on June 3, 2010 entitled "Use of Molecular Tracers for Estimating Secondary Organic Aerosol Concentrations in Sub-Micron Particulate Matter".

Event Date: Wed, 05/19/2010

This event allowed ORU team members to review the research being conducted by the diverse groups and develop additional collaborative projects. 

Event Date: Thu, 04/29/2010

AirUCI's Sergey Nizkorodov was the featured speaker on April 29 at a seminar in Irvine, CA presented by TSI, Inc., the leading manufacturer of aerosol measurement equipment. To view a copy of the invitation, click here.

Event Date: Mon, 02/08/2010

AirUCI hosted a talk on February 8, 2010 by Dr. Manfred Faubel of the Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation in Göttingen, Germany