Past Events

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


Event Date: Thu, 07/13/2023

AirUCI faculty Filipp Furche is hosting a special seminar on July 13th. Professor Yosuke Kanai, from the Department of Chemistry and in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will give a seminar to be held at 1:00 PM in Natural Sciences 2 room 2201 entitled “All-electron BSE@GW method with atom-centered orbital basis” which has application to core electron excitation and extension to condensed matter systems.

Event Date: Tue, 07/11/2023

On July 11th AirUCI hosted a visit from Anthony Falcone, Field Representative for Congresswoman Katie Porter.  She had sent a letter to AirUCI Co-Director Barbara Finlayson-Pitts congratulating Barbara for a recent grant that was awarded to study neonicotinoid pesticides, and Anthony expressed interest in hearing about her research.  Barbara met with him to discuss her research projects in general, then accompanied him as he toured our labs.  We thank Anthony for his interest and for reporting back to Rep. Porter about the importance of what we're doing at AirUCI.


Event Date: Wed, 06/07/2023

AirUCI faculty Jim Randerson will give a talk for UCI's Department of Earth System Science on Wednesday, June 7th at 3:30 pm in Croul Hall room 3101.  The talk is entitled "The weak terrestrial carbon sink hypothesis" and is open to all.

Event Date: Sat, 06/03/2023

UCI's Chemistry Department will hold its 6th Annual Research Saturday on June 3rd and AirUCI will be opening several of our labs for visitation. This event allows chemistry majors and honors organic lab series students to visit prospective research labs, and is an opportunity for faculty to meet potential undergraduate researchers.  AirUCI has participated in the past and we have indeed met a number of undergrads who joined our research teams.  This event has proven very beneficial for students to see the types of research undertaken in the Chemistry Department, especially when students...

Event Date: Mon, 05/08/2023

On Monday, May 8th,  Professor Coty Jen of Carnegie Mellon will be visiting AirUCI and will lead a discussion with AirUCI's AAAR group.  They will meet in Rowland Hall room 390 from 10 - 11:30.  All are welcome to attend.

Event Date: Tue, 05/02/2023

On May 2nd, AirUCI will sponsor a P-Chem lecture given by Alex Laskin of Purdue University (hosted by Sergey Nizkorodov).  This event will be held from 3:30 - 4:30 in Rowland Hall room 104.  His talk is entitled, "Unrecognized Urban Source of Atmospheric Nanoplastic Particles.

Event Date: Wed, 04/19/2023

On April 19th, AirUCI will host tours of our labs for students of Godinez Fundamental High School in Santa Ana.  About 50 science students and their teachers will visit the nuclear reactor along with the labs of AirUCI faculty Blake, Shiraiwa, Nizkorodov, and Finlayson-Pitts.  



Event Date: Thu, 04/06/2023

From 4 pm to 7:30 pm on April 6, 2023, UCI's Calcium Chapter of Iota Sigma Phi will present their first Women in Chemistry Symposium to be held in Natural Sciences 2 room 1201.  The goal of this symposium is to highlight the amazing chemistry being researched by women at UCI, Speakers include AirUCI faculty Sarah Finkeldei and Annmarie Carlton and the event will include an in-person poster session and reception following the talks. Historically, AirUCI team members are quite active in this group and we have provided strong support for their events and activities. R...

Event Date: Tue, 04/04/2023

AirUCI faculty Jun Wu is among the speakers at a Madison Park Neighborhood Assn community forum to be held at 6 pm on Tuesday evening, April 4th at Davis Elementary School in Santa Ana.  The address is 1405 French Street, 92701.  MPNA is our local non-profit partner organization, working with us on the Beyond the Tailpipe project and other endeavors. Additional members of the AirUCI research team are expected to attend as well.

Event Date: Thu, 03/16/2023

On March 16th, AirUCI's Internal Seminar will hold a meeting in Rowland Hall room 390 from 12:30 to 2:00.  Alyssa Burns and Simon Rosanka (both of the Carlton group) will be speaking about their research projects. Alyssa's talk is entitled: "The Data Gap: Air Quality Networks Miss Air Pollution from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)" and Simon will speak about “In-cloud chemistry modeling: from global to regional scales”.