About the PI

Professor Barbara J. Finlayson-Pitts

University of California, Irvine
328 Rowland Hall
Mail code:  2025
Irvine, CA 92697

Telephone:  (949)824-7670
e-mail:  bjfinlay@uci.edu

Research Interests:  Atmospheric Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and Analytical Chemistry


Pr. Finlayson-Pitts is also the co-director of the Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine Institute (AirUCI)







Selected Honors and Awards:
– Awarded the prestigious 2019 Royal Society of Chemistry Environment Prize
– Awarded the 2017-2018 Distinguished Faculty Award for Research by the UCI Academic Senate, link
– Awarded the Polanyi Medal by the British Royal Society of Chemistry, 2018
– Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal of the American Chemical Society, 2017
– Honorary Lifetime Member, Iota Sigma Pi, 2016
– Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award, California, Air Resources Board, 2013
– Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013
– Coalition for Clean Air Carl Moyer Award for Scientific Leadership and Technical Excellence for body of work in restoring clean air to California, 2009
– Tolman Medal of the Southern California Section of the American Chemistry Society, 2008
– UCI Distinguished Professor, 2006
– Elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 2006
– Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2006
– American Chemical Society Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology, 2004
– Elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, 2002
– UCI Graduate Voice Faculty Mentor Award, 2000
– Orange County ACS Service Through Chemistry Award, 1999
– UCI School of Physical Sciences Award for Outstanding Contribut ions to Undergraduate Education, 1996-1997
– Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, 1994
– Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1993
– State of California Governor’s Employee Safety Award, 1991
– J. Diefenderfer Award for Outstanding Contributions to Students, California State University, Fullerton, 1991
– Alumni Lecturer, Trent University, Peterborough, Canada, 1990-91
– Distinguished Faculty Member/Faculty Marshal, School of Natural Science and Mathematics, California State University, Fullerton, 1990
– Honorary Member into the Golden Key National Honor Society
– Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Awards (1984, 1986 and 1988) at California State University, Fullerton
– Elected one of the Outstanding Young Women of America, 1979
– National Research Council of Canada Science Scholarship in 1970 and a Postgraduate Scholarship in 1974 (were not used since both could be applied only in Canada)
– Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, 1970
– Governor General’s Medal, Trent University, 1970