Reaching, engaging and supporting ECRs in the atmospheric chemistry community

Early Career Scientific Steering Committee

The IGAC-iCACGP Early Career Researcher Scientific Steering Committee was formed in 2023. Since then, we’re developing new ways for early career atmospheric chemistry researchers to interact, grow their networks, and connect with the wider global IGAC Network.


Maximilien Desservettaz

University of Wollongong, Australia

Max is motivated as co-chair of the ECR SSC because he has been part of the IGAC family since the first year of his PhD, when he joined the IGAC-iCACGP 2014 conference in Natal, Brazil. Since then, Max has attended all IGAC meetings, and was part of the ECR program organizing committee at the IGAC 2018 in Takamatsu, Japan. He aspires for all ECRs in atmospheric chemistry to be welcomed into, and benefit from, the broader IGAC community, particularly those from under-represented regions.

Emily Matthews

University of Manchester, UK

As a co-chair of the ECR SSC within the IGAC project, Emily’s motivation springs from a profound commitment to nurturing collaboration and empowerment among emerging scientists in atmospheric chemistry. Having personally experienced the inclusive and supportive ‘IGAC Family,’ she is eager to extend these opportunities to fellow ECRs. Her vision is for the committee to foster a culture of knowledge sharing and collaboration, thereby advancing our collective understanding of global atmospheric chemistry processes and driving the development of sustainable solutions to environmental challenges.

Committee Members

Tanzina Akther

University of Houston, USA

Simone Andersen

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany

William Apondo

World Resources Institute, Kenya

Cybelli Barbosa

National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA – Instituto Nacional de Pesquisa da Amazônia)

Hannah Bryant

University of Edinburgh, UK

Sebastian Diez

Universidad del Dasarrollo, Chile

Tamryn Hamilton

North-West University, South Africa

Nor Diana Abdul Halim

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) , Malaysia

Nasim Hossein Hamzeh

Atmospheric Science and Meteorology Research Center, Iran

Martin Otto Paul Ramacher

Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Chemistry Transport Modeling Department, Germany

Stephanie Schneider

McMaster University, Canada

Bert Verreyken

Royal Belgian Institute of Space Aeronomy; University of Liege, Belgium

Karn Vohra

University College London , UK

Li (Patrick) Yuanzhe

School of Science and Technology at Sophia University, Japan