Here's the latest news from AirUCI — our events, our people, our science.



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

AirUCI Director Barbara Finlayson-Pitts has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

AirUCI is cited in an article published by our collaborators at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory located at Pacific Northwest National Lab.  The cover article, appearing in the December 2013 issue of their newsletter The Molecular Bond, is entitled "Understanding the Impact of Brown Carbon on Climate" and discusses our joint research, extensively quoting AirUCI PI Sergey Nizkorodov and our PNNL collaborator, Alex Laskin. 

View the article beginning on page 7 of the December 2013 issue


Monday, December 9, 2013

Joel Langford—of AirUCI's Blake research group—and Yuriy Slutskyy are the first to receive F.S. and Joan Rowland Fellowships.  This fellowship is named in honor of Sherry Rowland, a collaborator and guest speaker as well as an early supporter of AirUCI, who won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his co-discovery of the effects of chlorofluorocarbons on the earth'sozone layer.  Congratulations to Joel and Yuriy!
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

AirUCI PI Filipp Furche has been awarded the 2013 Dirac Medal of the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists.  This prize is given each year  to one outstanding theoretical and computational chemist under the age of 40, and Filipp received it for his developments in time-dependent density functional theory and its application to photochemistry, as well as his contributions to the random-phase approximation for small bandgap systems.  Well done, Filipp!

Friday, September 13, 2013

On Friday, September 13, the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) will host a visit of Professor Petros Sofronis to UCI, after which he will tour AirUCI's labs.  Dr. Sofronis is Professor at the University of Illinois (Champagne Urbana) of Mechanical Science and Engineering in solid mechanics, micromechanics, and fracture mechanics.  He also is Director of the International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER).

Thursday, August 15, 2013

AirUCI will host Dr. Aiko Matsunaga of the California Air Resources Board in a tour of our labs on Thursday, August 15th.

Monday, August 5, 2013

During the week of August 5-9, 2013, AirUCI will participate in UCI's Chemical and Materials Physics (ChaMP) summer program by providing tours of several of our labs.  The ChaMP program is designed to prepare M.S. and Ph.D. students for careers in Physical Sciences, where cross-disciplinary education with an emphasis on applications is increasingly required.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

On Tuesday, July 30 and on Wednesday, August 21, AirUCI will host tours for teachers participating in the ScienceOC Project Based Learning Institute summer program.  These are local schoolteachers who are getting a first-hand look at resources available in their community for enhancing their curricula and inspiring new approaches to classroom presentations. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

AirUCI co-Director Doug Tobias has been named a 2013 Fellow of the American Chemical Society.  He joins AirUCI co-Director John Hemminger and Chemistry Professor Scott Rychnovsky in becoming the third faculty member from UCI's Chemistry department to be so recognized.  Way to go, Doug!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sotiris Xantheas, an AirUCI collaborator at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has just received the PNNL Director's Award for 2013 — congratulations, Sotiris!