Past Events

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


Event Date: Wed, 08/18/2021

The City of Irvine is holding a virtual town hall on Wednesday, August 18th at 6:30pm featuring AirUCI Co-Director Barbara Finlayson-Pitts.  The meeting, entitled Quality of Life: Air, is meant to inform residents about the issues related to air quality and climate change.  It will be held via Zoom and all are welcome to attend.   Please RSVP here or visit the Facebook Event Page via this link FB event page for your...

Event Date: Thu, 08/12/2021

Prof. Rachel O'Brien of William and Mary College will give a talk on Thursday, August 12 at 2 pm.  The seminar will be a hybrid meeting in Rowland Hall 390 and also simultaneously broadcast on Zoom (, Meeting ID: 985 3670 4724).  The title of the talk is "Longer term aging of organic aerosol: photobleaching and chemical transformations".

Event Date: Wed, 08/11/2021

Dr. Michael Hawes of Fulbright Canada will visit AirUCI on August 11, 2021 to confer with our directors and campus administration officials about evaluation and continuation of our Fulbright program. 

Event Date: Thu, 06/10/2021 to Fri, 06/11/2021

AirUCI faculty Celia Faiola is co-organizing an upcoming workshop to be held June 10-11, 2021 on behalf of DOE ARM/ASR and in collaboration with the Ameriflux community. Here is the announcement and the event flyer can be viewed here:
Land-Atmosphere Interactions Workshop Announcement - Save the Date
In support of the AmeriFlux “Year of Water Fluxes” and in collaboration with community representation from the U....

Event Date: Wed, 06/02/2021

AirUCI's Internal Synposium will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, June 2nd at noon.  The presenter will be Amirhosein Mousavi (Jun Wu lab) and his talk is entitled "Application of a low-cost sensor network for indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring and exposure assessment in California: multiple case studies".

Event Date: Tue, 06/01/2021

AirUCI faculty Claudia Czimczik will present a lecture sponsored by UCI's Department of Earth System Science entitled "The face of a permafrost-free Arctic".  With global warming, permafrost thaw is contributing to carbon increases in the atmosphere, and Claudia makes the case that future progress in our understanding of the Arctic urgently requires a landscape approach and comprehensive view of land-water-atmosphere interactions.  The virtual talk will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm and can be accessed at the...

Event Date: Tue, 05/25/2021

Mary Nichols, previous Chair of the California Air Resources Board from 2007 - 2020, will give a virtual presentation hosted by Solutions That Scale on May 25th, 2021.  Time and title TBD.
In addition to her career as an environmental lawyer spanning 45 years and her leadership at CARB, Dr. Nichols served as senior staff attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, as Assistant Administrator for U.S. EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, and headed the Institute of Environment and Sustainability at UCLA.  Mary...

Event Date: Tue, 05/25/2021

On Tuesday, May 25th at 1:00 pm, AirUCI faculty Michael Prather will present a virtual lecture sponsored by UCI's Department of Earth System Science entitled "Atmospheric Chemistry & Transport – A Wrinkle or two in Space-Time ".  Michael points to a selection of disparate issues he and his team have studied that led to unexpected connections and "eureka" moments.   View abstract

Event Date: Fri, 05/21/2021

The 28th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held as a virtual event on Friday, May 21st.  Speakers include AirUCI faculty Michael Dennin (Dean of Undergraduate Education) and Donald Dabdub (Associate Dean of Undergrad Ed).  AIrUCI students giving presentations include Joey Cheng (Finlayson-Pitts group) and Kim Zhang (Nizkorodov group).   Details and registration

Event Date: Wed, 05/19/2021

AirUCI's Internal Synposium will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, May 19th at noon.  The presenters will be Hayley Glicker (graduate student, Smith lab) speaking on "The chemical composition of ultrafine sea spray aerosol during the SEASCAPE experiment" and Deanna Myers (graduate student, Smith lab) speaking on "Investigating atmospheric particle formation in the Arctic".