AQMEL  News & Announcements


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May 2021: AQMEL will be moving to the University of California, Berkeley Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in July! Stay connected with for future updates. 

May 2021: Undergraduate researcher Ruoming Xu is accepted into the Masters of Engineering Program at UC Davis. Congratulations Ruoming!

May 2021: Dr. Ivey is invited to speak as a seminar guest for the Drexel University Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering

April 2021: Dr. Ivey is invited to speak as a seminar guest for the George Mason University Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering

April 2021: Dr. Ivey provides commentary for the In Focus segment of Spectrum News on the impacts of COVID-19 on local air pollution

April 2021: Dr. Ivey is an invited panelist for a National Academies workshop on Sources of Indoor Fine Particulate Matter. Download the agenda here

April 2021: AQMEL welcomes Specialist Ivette Torres to the group! She will lead our new CARB Community Air Grant to build resilience to air pollution in Westside San Bernardino. Welcome Ivette!

April 2021: Congratulations to undergraduate researchers Yi Ji and Alex Nguyen on receiving the Jim Guthrie Award for excellence in research!

Mar 2021: Dr. Ivey is invited to present the anchor talk for Session 2: "Equity, Access, and Community Engagement" of the NSF-sponsored Human PIPP Conference. Watch the pre-recorded video here.  

Feb 2021: Dr. Ivey is invited to speak at the UCR Aging Initiative seminar about air pollution and aging implications.

Feb 2021: Undergraduate researcher Yi Ji is accepted into graduate school for Fall 2021 admission! Yi will pursue a Ph.D. in chemical and environmental engineering at UC Riverside under Dr. Ivey's supervision. Congratulations Yi!

Feb 2021: Dr. Ivey publishes a co-authored viewpoint on policy advocacy in Environmental Science & Technology

Jan 2021: AQMEL welcomes undergraduate student Karrengton Fountain to the group!

2020  |  Back to Recent

Dec 2020: Dr. Ivey publishes a correspondence in Nature on the links between air pollution, COVID-19, and land use as a predictor of disparities.  

Dec 2020: Dr. Ivey is an invited speaker for the CARTEEH webinar on COVID-19 Impacts on Transportation, Air Quality, and Health.

Nov 2020: Dr. Ivey is an invited speaker for the AEESP COVID-19 Convergence Conference session on designing a future without pollution and waste.

Oct 2020: AQMEL publishes a manuscript on community exposure monitoring in Journal of Aerosol Science!

Oct 2020: Dr. Ivey is an invited speaker for the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium session on Air Quality, Safety, and Well-Being Consequences of Transportation Impacts.

Oct 2020: AQMEL welcomes undergraduate student Alex Nguyen to the group!

Oct 2020: AQMEL has two presentations at the 38th Meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research

Oct 2020: Dr. Ivey is an invited seminar speaker for the UC Berkeley Environmental Engineering graduate seminar.

Oct 2020: Dr. Ivey is an invited speaker at CE-CERT's Clean Air Day Webinar.

Oct 2020: Dr. Ivey is an invited seminar guest for FACSS hosted by MIT. 

Oct 2020: Dr. Ivey is an invited guest on Policy Chats, a podcast by UCR School of Public Policy with Hosts Maddie Bunting and Paola Loera.


Aug 2020: Dr. Ivey is an invited panelist for the American Lung Association Screening of "Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air." Watch the panel discussion here

Aug 2020: AQMEL is awarded a collaborative award from the Center for Ideas and Society to investigate COVID-19, air pollution, and vulnerability in the Inland Empire.

Aug 2020: AQMEL is awarded a collaborative grant from the National Center for Sustainable Transportation to investigate the impact of eco-transportation on local air quality.

June 2020: AQMEL is awarded a collaborative grant from the University of California Institute of Transportation Studies to analyze the changes in traffic patterns and localized air quality in the Inland Empire during the COVID-19 shutdown. 


Apr 2020: Dr. Ivey is the guest speaker for the UC Riverside Department of Bioengineering graduate seminar series.

Apr 2020: Ph.D. student Khanh Do is awarded the Esther F. Hays Graduate Award. Congratulations Khanh!

Mar 2020: Dr. Ivey joins the CNAS  Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program.

Feb 2020: Undergraduate researcher Jasmin Velasquez is awarded a Winter/Spring 2020 Mini-Grant from the Undergraduate Education office for her project, "Exploring the effects of the expanding of the hemp industry on air quality in the Central Valley, CA."

Jan 2020: Dr. Ivey hosts Horiba U.S. President at CE-CERT for a collaboration kick-off meeting.

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Dec 2019: AQMEL is awarded a 2019 Community Air Grant from the California Air Resources Board in partnership with the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice. 

Dec 2019: Dr. Ivey convenes an eLightning session on "Integrating Human Response into Air Pollution Studies" at the 2019 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union

Nov 2019: Dr. Ivey is a seminar guest for the UCR Data Science Center where she gives an overview of past and present research activities. 


Oct 2019: Dr. Ivey presents a poster at the 18th Annual CMAS Conference in Chapel Hill, NC

Oct 2019: Dr. Ivey is invited to speak at the Fall 2019 Earth Science Colloquium of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in New York, NY

Oct 2019:  Graduate student Khanh Do presents his poster at the 37th Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research in Portland, Oregon.

Oct 2019: Dr. Ivey opens for the keynote speaker at the Riverside Green Summit

Oct 2019: Dr. Ivey organized and hosts the Girls in Engineering Math and Science (GEMS) conference on behalf of CE-CERT.  

Sep 2019: AQMEL is awarded a grant from the South Coast Air Quality Management District to identify the meteorological drivers of ozone variability in the South Coast Air Basin. 

Sep 2019: AQMEL welcomes Dr. Marilyn Grell-Brisk, Environmental Social Science Specialist, to the group. She is an expert in sociocultural evolution and economic stratification. Welcome!

Aug 2019: Dr. Ivey presents a poster and oral presentation at the joint meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science and the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate in Kaunas, Lithuania (EU).

July 2019: Dr. Ivey presents a poster at the HAQAST 6 Meeting in Pasadena, CA.

July 2019: AQMEL publishes a paper in Atmospheric Environment (Impact Factor: 4.012), "Investigating fine particulate matter sources in Salt Lake City during persistent cold air pool events." 

June 2019: AQMEL welcomes TUNE (Training Undergraduates through Navy Engagement) undergraduate student Anthony Arteaga to the group!


June 2019: Dr. Ivey is awarded the 2018-2019 Regents Faculty Fellowship!

June 2019: AQMEL welcomes undergraduate student Hakam Qays to the group!

June 2019: Congratulations to graduate student Khanh Do on winning the Salim Khan Graduate Award!

May 2019: AQMEL welcomes undergraduate student Yi Ji to the group!

May 2019: Dr. Ivey presents at the 2nd Annual BREATHE Symposium, hosted by the UCR School of Medicine.

May 2019: Undergraduate researchers Ali Raza and Cole Lawless present posters at the 13th Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Symposium.


April 2019: Dr. Ivey is invited to speak at UC Irvine's Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate seminar

April 2019: Dr. Ivey presents at the CE-CERT DyMMS Workshop

April 2019: AQMEL welcomes undergraduate student Jasmin Velasquez to the group!


March 2019: AQMEL welcomes undergraduate students Cole Lawless and Saray Rodriguez to the group!

February 2019: Dr. Ivey attends the AWMA Conference, Impacts of Wildfires on Air Quality and Health, in Santa Rosa, California.

February 2019: AQMEL welcomes graduate volunteer Samiha Shahid and undergraduate student Jannatin Nisha to the group!

January 2019: AQMEL welcomes undergraduate student Ruoming Xu to the group!

January 2019: Dr. Ivey joins the SCAQMD Technical Advisory Group for AB 617.

2018  |  Back to Recent

December 2018: AQMEL graduate student Khanh Do is the recipient of the UCR GAANN graduate fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Congratulations Khanh!


December 2018: Sheba, AQMEL server, is up and running. Thank you to BCOE Systems for your hard work. 

November 2018: AQMEL welcomes undergraduate student Ali Raza to the group!


November 2018: AQMEL welcomes Ph.D. student Khanh Do to the group!

October 2018: Dr. Ivey is invited to present an overview of the group's research at the Riverside City College Chemistry Club's weekly seminar.


September 2018: Dr. Ivey attends the SCAQMD 4th Annual Environmental Justice Conference in Los Angeles, CA.

September 2018: AQMEL seeks one Ph.D. student to engage in meaningful air quality research. Please contact Dr. Ivey for more information. 

September 2018: AQMEL attends the 2018 International Aerosol Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

August 2018: AQMEL is awarded a seed funding grant from the Social Science Research Council (Sloan Foundation) for the proposed work titled "Characterization of Air Quality Disparities in Inland Southern California."  

August 2018: Dr. Ivey becomes an affiliate faculty member of the UCR Center for Geospatial Sciences

July 2018: Dr. Ivey becomes an affiliate faculty member of the College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) and BREATHE Center.

July 2018: Dr. Ivey joins the UCR Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department and AQMEL is formed.