For Journalists

For Journalists

Donald R Blake
Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Earth System Science
(949) 824-4195
Researching the impacts of the pandemic on air quality.
Can speak to:
Barbara J Finlayson-Pitts
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Director of AirUCI Institute
(949) 824-7670
Studies particles in the atmosphere, an how they relate to air quality and climate change.
Can speak to:
James N Smith
Professor of Chemistry
(949) 824-9518
Smith studies nano aerosols, and is leading the UCI Face Mask Project to determine what kinds of masks are best at deflecting virus particles.

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The Arctic’s greening, but it won’t save us

The Arctic is getting greener as the climate warms — but it’s not greening fast enough to absorb very much carbon dioxide, Boston University and UC Irvine scientists find.

Apr 29, 2021

Can something the size of a few washing machines find the biggest thing in the Universe?

UCI physicists have designed and built a new particle detector called FASER that could lift the veil on one of the Universe’s most enduring mysteries.

Dec 7, 2020

UCI scientists decrypt key HIV transmission pathways

Understanding how HIV propagates in the body could help with the development of new treatments for the disease it causes — AIDS.

Apr 8, 2021

Press Releases

UCI study: Higher heat will limit ecosystem’s role in removing atmospheric CO2.
Jul 22, 2021
Tech can visualize various materials, structures with detailed chemical information
Jul 20, 2021
Loss of vegetation cover is most stark in desert ecosystems already on edge of habitability.
Jun 21, 2021

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