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



Friday, June 29, 2012

AirUCI PI Sergey Nizkorodov, along with our PNNL collaborators Alex Laskin and Julia Laskin, wrote a featured article in the scientific journal Environmental Chemistry entitled "Mass spectrometric approaches for chemical characterization of atmospheric aerosols: critical review of most recent advances".

Mass spectrometry of atmospheric aerosols is a booming subject, with some 200-300 papers published in this area every year, and this article is a review of much of the research being done.  In addition, several recent AirUCI researchers are noted in the article: Emily Bruns' ASAP method, Aline Gratien's surprising observation of making aromatic molecules in oxidation of alpha-pinene, and multiple papers by Tran Nguyen on analysis of isoprene SOA and limonene SOA and by Adam Bateman on limonene SOA.  We're proud of AirUCI's contributions to this exciting field!  Read the article

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

In the June 2012 issue of the newsletter for the National Science Foundation's Division of Chemistry, AirUCI is highlighted in an article that describes our 2012 International Science Workshop!  Read the article — go to page 8.

Friday, June 1, 2012

AirUCI team members were honored with prestigious awards at the annual E.K.C. Lee Dinner held on campus May 31, 2012.  AirUCI's Amanda MacMillan received the Michael Gebel Award and Tran Nguyen received the E.K.C. Lee Award.  Both are graduate students in the Nizkorodov group.  It was also announced at the dinner that AirUCI PI Sergey Nizkorodov received this year's UCI Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research.  Congratulations, all!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

On May 30th, 2012 AirUCI will welcome students from Godinez Fundamental High School in Santa Ana as they tour our labs and hear presentations about our research.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

On May 24, 2012 AirUCI will sponsor the high school awards dinner for the Orange County section of the American Chemical Society on campus, with keynote address by AirUCI's Barbara Finlayson-Pitts.  Scores of students are honored at this annual event, and we wish them the best as they continue their studies.

Monday, May 21, 2012

On May 21, 2012, AirUCI researchers Scott Epstein, Jeff Ngarmboonta, and Sandra Blair will give presentations for Chemistry classes at Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo, California.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

On May 15th, 2012, Dr. Scott Epstein of AirUCI will give presentations on our research to students, staff, and parents at Buena Park Jr. High School's Science Night.  

Friday, May 11, 2012

Science students from NOVA Early College High School in Santa Ana will tour our labs and hear presentations about our research on May 11, 2012.

Friday, April 27, 2012

AirUCI Ph.D. candidate Matt Dawson is profiled in the Spring 2012 edition of AAAR's newsletter, Particulars.  Way to go, Matt!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

AirUCI's Noriko Nishino, Nicole Richards, Matthew Dawson, and Christopher Dillbeck will judge the Irvine Unified School District's 31st annual Science Fair on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at University High School in Irvine.  Good luck to the many future scientists who will be participating!