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Shane Ardo
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
(949) 824-3796
Researches using solar energy to generate clean fuels, and solar-powered desalination of ocean water.
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Steven J Davis
Professor of Earth System Science
Earth System Science
(949) 824-1821
A climate scientist and lawyer who researches what it'll take for countries to achieves the goals set by the Paris agreement.
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Huolin Xin
Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Physics & Astronomy
Xin envisions a future where planes no longer emit greenhouse gases, and astronauts on mars can make their own fuel to get back home.
Jenny Y Yang
Associate Professor of Chemistry
(949) 824-1533
Yang researches the chemistry behind the capture and removal of carbon dioxide from the air and from flue gases emitted by fossil fuel plants.
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UCI, Tsinghua University: California’s 2018 wildfires caused $150 billion in damages

Study shows health and socio-economic costs extended far beyond burned areas

Dec 7, 2020

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

Isabella Velicogna wins medal from American Geophysical Union

Velicogna, a glaciologist, has spent her career unraveling the dynamics of glaciers.

Nov 25, 2020

Press Releases

Understanding how HIV propagates in the body could help with the development of new treatments for the disease it causes — AIDS.
Apr 8, 2021
Tool helps to track abrupt yet temporary emissions declines during pandemic.
Apr 7, 2021
UCI-led team reports that an increase in lightning will drive both wildfires and warming above Arctic Circle.
Apr 5, 2021

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