History of IYCN

Incubation, Initiation and Launch


Established as a task force in Boston during the ACS Fall national meeting.  


Soft launch at EuCheMS in Sevilla. Formal IUPAC Project Proposal.


Official launch in Brazil, as an associate member organization of IUPAC.


Our General Assembly took place during the IUPAC 2019 conference in Paris.

Find more of our GA and IUPAC2019 here.


Where we come from

(Map showing the different countries currently represented at IYCN)


IYCN Executive Board

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Lori Ferrins



João Borges


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Fun Man Fung


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Max Männel


Willis Muganda

Finance Committee Leader

The finance team is striding to establish long term relationships with corporate sponsors regions, broadly apply for grants to fund project specific activities, and continue to collaborate with established chemical societies. It is also the responsibility of the finance team to manage IYCN's budget.

Sebastian Weber and Gabriela Tormet-Gonzalez

Social Media Committee Co-Leaders

The aim of this committee is to establish and maintain an online presence for IYCN in various social media outlets. This includes the management of the IYCN website, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts, as well as the Wikipedia page.Furthermore, Social Media Team is in charge of publishing the quarterly IYCN newsletter, and advertising all events and actions of IYCN.

Stephen Aderinto

Governance Committee Leader

The governance team works on establishing and updating the IYCN statutes and by laws. Its role is to anticipate and resolve questions regarding governance (internal rules, formal relationship with IUPAC and other parties) that guide the actions of the network and guarantee the continuation of IYCN's four-pillar mission (collaborate, communicate, educate, mentor).

Lieke van Gijzel

Conference Presence Committee Leader

The conference presence committee's goals are to support the vision of the IYCN. We collaborate with international societies to cohost activities and to share resources to expand our network. We aim to have a presence at international conferences through flyers, oral and poster presentations, and virtually to connect with other young chemists across the globe.

Emiel Dobbelaar

Public Outreach Committee Leader

The public outreach team is responsible for fostering produc-tive collaborations between IYCN and other international societies and organisations. We are also focused on promoting the visions of IYCN to the chemistry community through the opera-tion of exchange programs whilst also ensuring that chemistry is accessible to the wider community.

Torsten John

International Society Liaison 

Committee Leader

The International Society Liaison Team serves as a bridge between IYCN and other international societies and organizations. The Committee disseminates opportunities to collaborate, and establishes links between partners and IYCN. The Committee also assists the Executive Board by providing strategic and actionable advice for each potential collaboration, and facilitates communication and cooperation between relevant parties. 


Gabriela Tormet-Gozalez


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Franz Görlich

Graphic Designer


Committee members

Finance Committee

Max Männel

Nicholas Blelloch

Frank Kraus

Aliyu Akeem

Tony Kinoti

Eva Vandaele

Guido Zichittella

Conference Presence Commitee

Fatima Mustafa

Hmunshel Jasha

Saravanan Subramanian

Ray Borg

Claudia Bonfio

Guido Zichittella

Okorie Chika

Swagotom Sarkar

Social Media Committee

Nnanake-Abasi O. Offiong

Emmanuel C. Ohaekenyem

Gabriela Tormet-González

Maximilian Springer

Dimitra Pournara

Anton Morgunov

Fanny Coumes

Manuel Pühringer

Bren Felisilda

Marta Da Pian

Public Outreach Committee

Aurora Walshe

Marcel Denny

Matthew Chrzanowski

Marilia Valli

Shaimaa Goher

Khashayar Rajabimoghadam

Hossny Ismail

Franz Görlich

Diana Iosifides

JL Kiappes

Carolina Soterio

Courtney Ngai

Governance Committee

Jovana Milic

Fernando Gomollon Bel

Bianca Leigh Davids

Amusan Oluwatobi Omotola

Nomagugu Ndlovu

Thomas Odey Magu

Previn Ramiah

International Society Liaison Committee

Arish Naim

Ernest Opoku

Bianca Leigh Davids

Anika Tarasewicz

Riaz Ali

Maria Camila Aguilera

Giulia Moncelsi

Luke Churchman

Michelle Bailey

Past IYCN Chairs / Chairs-Elect

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Lori Ferrins



João Borges

2021- present


Bailey Mourant


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Evijola Llabani


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Lori Ferrins


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Ilya Vorotyntsev


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Evijola Llabani



Read more about IYCN 

(bold are own publications, italic are about IYCN)

Read our Statutes and Bylaws


  • Younger Chemists Thriving during the Global COVID-19 Pandemic

Fatima Mustafa, Raymond Borg, João Borges, ChemViews, May 04, 2021, DOI: 10.1002/chemv.202100032

  • A Virtual Journey in Empowering Early-Career Chemists

João Borges, Lori Ferrins, Antonio M. Rodríguez, Maximilian Menche, Dimitra T. Pournara, Katja Väyrynen, Jovana V. Milić, Juan C. Aponte-Santini, Chem. Views, 02 February 202, DOI: 10.1002/chemv.202100001


  •  Welcome from IUPAC

Christopher Brett and Richard Hartshorn, AsiaChem the official magazine of the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS), November 2020, Volume 1, DOI: https://doi.org/10.51167/acm00003

  • Chemistry Public Outreach in the Time of COVID-19

Hossny Ismail, Shaimaa Goher, Soledad Martínez, Adalgisa Martínez-Silveira, Chemistry Views 2020, DOI: 10.1002/chemv.202000109​

The Chemical Bulletin, a publication of the Chicago Section of the ACS, Vol 107, No 10.  https://chicagoacs.org/news.php#An_Organization_You_Should_Know

  • A diverse view of science to catalyse change

César A. Urbina-Blanco et al. Nature Chemistry volume 12, pages773–776(2020). 

  • Reflecting on a Year of Elements

Lori Ferrins, Christine Dunne, João Borges, Fun Man Fung, Chemistry International, 42, Issue 3.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2020-0302.








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Social Media Chair: Sebastian Weber - socialmedia.iycn@gmail.com

Web Master: Gabriela Tormet - IYCN.webmaster@gmail.com

Web Master: Maximilian Springer - IYCN.webmaster@gmail.com

Graphic Designer: Catherine Rawlins - socialmedia.iycn@gmail.com