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


Lori Ferrins


Bailey Mourant


Fun Man Fung


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

Social Media Committee Leader

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).

João Borges

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.

Courtney Ngai

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.

Natalie LaFranzo and Torsten John

International Society Liaison 

Committee Co-Leaders

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. 

Catherine Rawlins

Graphic Designer

Gabriela Tormet



Committee members

Brady Greene

Nicholas Blelloch

Frank Kraus

Michael Linden

Aliyu Akeem

Finance Committee

Caitlyn Mills

Fatima Mustafa

Hmunshel Jasha

Saravanan Subramanian

Ray Borg

Claudia Bonfio

Mirabbos Hojamberdiev

Silvia Zieger

Degenhart Hochfilzer

Conference Presence Commitee

Nnanake-Abasi O. Offiong

Michael Terzidis

Emmanuel C. Ohaekenyem

Maarten van Sisseren

Gabriela Tormet-González

Maximilian Springer

Dimitra Pournara

Marta Da Pian

Anton Morgunov

Fanny Coumes

Social Media Committee

Aurora Walshe

Hooi-Ling Lee

Marcel Denny

Matthew Chrzanowski

Marilia Valli

Shaimaa Goher

Khashayar Rajabimoghadam

Tony Kinoti

Public Outreach Committee

Jovana Milic

Fernando Gomollon Bel

Bianca Leigh Davids

Amusan Oluwatobi Omotola

Sophie Carenco

Nomagugu Ndlovu

Thomas Odey Magu

Previn Ramiah

Governance Committee

Nicolas Hauck

Arish Naim
Daria Prosuntsova

Dimitri Eigel

Andryj Borys

International Society Liaison Committee

Past IYCN Chairs

Ilya Vorotyntsev


Evijola Llabani



Read more about IYCN 

(bold are own publications, italic are about IYCN)

Read our Statutes and Bylaws


  • Reflecting on a Year of Elements

Lori Ferrins, Christine Dunne, João Borges, Fun Man Fung, Chemistry International 2020





  • Catalyzing global connectivity among younger chemist communities
    Jens Breffke, Chemical & Engineering News 2018, 96.

  • Chemistry in a Multidisciplinary, Interdisciplinary World
    Chris Ober and Hemda Garelick, Chemistry International, 40, 7-10. https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2018-0304

  • IUPAC and IYCN: Forging New Connections to Support Younger Chemists Worldwide
    Lori Ferrins, Evijola Llabani and Christine Dunne, Chemistry International 2018, 40, 11-13. https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2018-0305

  • The International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN): Building Connections with Our Peers Worldwide
    Lori Ferrins and Catherine Rawlins, The NUCLEUS 2018, 96, 2.



  • IYCN and IUPAC Work Together
    Chemistry International, 2017, 39, 42.

  • From Young Observers to Young Actors: A Message to IUPAC from a few Young Observers
    Sophie Carenco, Laurean Ilies, Leonardo Scarabelli and Dean Tantillo, Chemistry International, 2017, 39, 49-50.

  • The Future of Chemistry is Global
    Vera Koester, Paula C. P. Bueno, Sophie Carenco, Christine Dunne, Lori Ferrins, Evijola Llabani, Nnanake-Abasi Offiong, Ilya V. Vorotyntsev, ChemViews 2017, DOI: 10.1002/chemv.201700099

  • Connecting younger chemists
    Natalie LaFranzo, Chemical & Engineering News, 95, 35. 

  • Expectations of Younger Chemists in France
    Sophie Carenco, Camille Oger, Gregory Chatel, ChemViews 2017, DOI: 10.1002/chemv.201700007

  • IYCN: A Journey That Has Just Begun
    Christine Dunne and Fernando Gomollón-Bel, Chemistry International 2017, 39, 4-5. https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2017-0204.

  • Les jeunes chimistes créent leur réseau international
    Sophie Carenco, L'Actualité Chimique 2017, 8, 422-423.
    In French

  • The International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN)
     Michael Linden, (2017), Jungchemikerforum. Nachr. Chem., 65: 966-970. doi:10.1002/nadc.20174067251 In German


Contact Us

Executive board email: IYCN@iupac.org

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

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