Dr. Manabu Shiraiwa (left) and Professor Zhibin Guan, pictured at the UCI Alumni Reception at ACS San Diego
Message from Chair Reginald Penner
March 17, 2016
I am thrilled to share the exciting news that Dr. Manabu Shiraiwa of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany, will join our faculty in June, 2016. Manabu received his Ph.D. at MPI Mainz and, following a brief postdoctoral fellowship at Caltech with Professor John Seinfeld, returned to Mainz as Leader of the Organic Aerosols & Oxidants Research Group. Manabu will pursue a deeper understanding of the multi-phase chemistry of reactive oxygen species (ROS) at the interface between the atmosphere and biosphere, and their effects on air quality and public health. His new research program will
combine laboratory experiments, field measurements, and kinetic multilayer modeling.
Dr. Shiraiwa joins one of the strongest faculty in Atmospheric Chemistry world-wide, including Donald Blake, Filipp Furche, Barbara Finlayson-Pitts, Benny Gerber, John Hemminger, Craig Murray, Sergey Nizkorodov, James Smith, and Doug Tobias.
We are delighted to welcome Manabu to our Department!!