Environment/Energy

UCI-led team releases high-precision map of Antarctic ice sheet bed topography

New findings will help scientists predict climate change impact on frozen continent

David Fedman wins prize for best article on historical link between tech and environment

David Fedman, assistant professor of history, has received the 2019 Joel A. Tarr Envirotech Article Prize from the Society for the History of Technology’s Envirotech special interest group. His article, “The Ondol Problem and the Politics of Forest Conservation in Colonial Korea,” was published in The Journal of Korean Studies. It explores the ondol, a […]

Plant physiology will be major contributor to future river flooding, UCI study finds

By hoarding water underground, vegetation will help saturate soil, boosting rain runoff

UCI scientists reveal mechanism of electron charge exchange in molecules

Breakthrough has applications in data storage, energy conversion, quantum computing

UCI-led team to study socioeconomic effects of coastal flooding in California

NSF-funded project involving 3 other UC campuses will use advanced simulations

UCI to collaborate in Department of Energy hub addressing water security issues in U.S.

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the National Alliance for Water Innovation – a public-private partnership with more than 35 members, including UCI – to lead an energy and desalination hub addressing water security issues in the U.S. The organization will conduct early-stage research and development on energy-efficient and cost-competitive water treatment technologies. “Desalination […]

UCI team uses machine learning to help tell which wildfires will burn out of control

New technique could help authorities conduct triage in multiple-blaze scenarios

UCI scientists project northward expansion of Valley fever by end of 21st century

Climate change expected to accelerate spread of sometimes-fatal fungal infection

UCI-led team creates first high-resolution global map of surface ocean phosphate

Researchers also find plankton more resilient to nutrient stress than previously thought

Amir AghaKouchak

Amir AghaKouchak to receive American Geophysical Union’s Macelwane Medal

The American Geophysical Union will award its 2019 James B. Macelwane Medal to Amir AghaKouchak, UCI professor of civil & environmental engineering. The medal is given annually to a small group of early career researchers for significant contributions to the geophysical sciences. The AGU recognized AghaKouchak for his fundamental and innovative contributions to the study of […]