About IYCN

The IYCN is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all those in the chemical sciences globally. We believe that celebrating diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, tribe, caste, socio-economic status, thinking and communication styles, will help us create a more sustainable and inclusive scientific community and world. As we work towards our mission and vision, and aim to impact the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we rely on our diverse membership and partner organizations to bring their unique skills, views, and experiences. Discrimination or bias against any person or group will not be tolerated, and we pledge to actively speak out against injustice.
The IYCN is a platform for early-career chemists from all nations to join, network and participate. We have previously reached out to early-career chemists from many countries and continue to seek out ambassadors from underrepresented regions. While our members may also be involved in other societies, the IYCN is a constructive route for bridging international borders. Our goal is to establish a truly global network of early-career chemists and develop a lasting system to foster growth and mentorship in chemistry, particularly in developing countries where national chemical societies may not have key programs for sustainable integration of students and early-career professionals.


IUPAC Incorporation

From being an associated organization of the IUPAC, we were officially incorporated as a committee.



First General Assembly

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

Find more of our GA and IUPAC2019 here.


Official Launch

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



Soft Launch

Soft Launch of the IYCN
Soft launch at EuCheMS in Sevilla. Formal IUPAC Project Proposal.


IYCN Taskforce

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


Communicate - Collaborate - Educate - Mentor

Join the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) to connect with a global community of early-career chemists. As a non-profit organization, the IYCN provides opportunities for networking, professional development, and volunteer work. Access like-minded peers, global projects, and experienced mentors in the chemical sciences. Join the IYCN today and help build a global network of early-career chemists towards a sustainable future.