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Board of the EYCN

European Young Chemists´ Network

Last updated 02/08/2020

Board of the EYCN

The Board in Sitges, Spain after the election of the treasurer and the Science Team Leader at the 15th Delegate Assembly:

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Name: Antonio M. Rodríguez García

National Society: Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ)

Profession: Postdoctoral Researcher @ Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha at Instituto Regional de Investigaciones Científicas Aplicada (IRICA), Ciudad Real

Field of chemistry: Nanomaterials, Organic Chemistry

Hobbies: Science divulgation, Science-fiction accuracy, running marathon, biking and traveling.

Your aims for the next 2 years on the Board: Continue the excellent work and help with the expansion of the EYCN network together with my colleagues in the network and in industry to make more people aware of EYCN and its activities across Europe and beyond.



Name: Maximilian Menche

National Society: German Chemical Society (GDCh)

Profession: PhD Student @ BASF/Heidelberg University/Catalysis Research Laboratory (CaRLa) Heidelberg

Field of Chemistry: Computational Chemistry, DFT, Homogenous Catalysis

Hobbies: Running, Photography, Travel, Spending time with friends

Your aims for the next 2 years on the board: I am planing to continue the strong engagement of EYCN into EuChemS projects and to extend EYCNs own activities. This will be achieved by a precise organisation and improved communication procedures and due to the help of the two additional board members.



Name: Carina Crucho

National Society: Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ)

Profession: Junior Researcher @ Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal

Field of chemistry: Nanomaterials and Organic Chemistry

Hobbies: Travelling, play squash and practice archery.

Your aims for the next 2 years on the board: To provide leadership in the financial life of the EYCN and look down the road to find the financial options and decisions needed for longer term goals. I want to find (and win) potential sponsors, in order to continue our activities and maintain their high level, strengthen the collaborations with the chemical industry and support the careers of the young scientists involved.



Name: Maxime Rossato

National Society: French Chemical Society (SCF)

Profession: VIE Associate scientist @ Sanofi Pasteur

Field of chemistry: Analytical Chemistry

Hobbies: Tea tasting, fishing

Your aims for the next 2 years on the Board: My goal for the next two years is first to make chemistry great again by promoting all great aspects of chemistry and advocating for it. Also I would like develop the social media network of the EYCN to improve events escalation, cascading and transmission throughout the network of societies.



Name: Lieke van Gijzel

National Society: The Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV)

Profession: Double degree master student at the University of Amsterdam (VU) and the University of Copenhagen

Field of chemistry: Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Organic Chemistry

Hobbies: Skiing, traveling, trampolining, swimming and dancing

Your aims for the next 2 years on the Board: Develop the EYCN Global Connections team so we can collaborate with more intercontinental partners. Expand the collaborations that the EYCN has already obtained and identify new possibilities for collaboration. Create a good partnership with the other teams of the EYCN, especially the Networks team and try to realize our common goals such as the increase of the soft skill library and the outreach to the EU parliament.



Name: Miguel Steiner

National Society: Austrian Chemical Society (GÖCH)

Profession: PhD student @ ETH Zürich

Field of chemistry: Computational Chemistry, Catalysis, Solvation Models

Hobbies: Biking, hiking, swimming, watching movies.

Your aims for the next 2 years on the Board: I want to accomplish to have an EYCN delegate in all EuChemS member countries and to provide chemistry-related information concerning scholarships, industry and academia for all the EYCN member countries on one webpage.



Name: Jovana V. Milic

National Society: Swiss Chemical Society (SCS)

Profession: Scientist @the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces (EPFL)

Field of chemistry: Supramolecular Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Material Science

Hobbies: music, sports (running, hiking, fitness), reading, and philosophy

Your aims for the next 2 years on the Board: To increase the impact of the EYCN through activities and international partnerships in Europe with universities, industries, scientific societies, and governments, while connecting, supporting, and empowering young chemists in their career and development.



Name: Robert-Andrei Țincu

National Society: Romanian Chemical Society

Profession: Research Assistant @ Center for Organic Chemistry “C. D. Nenițescu” of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania

Field of Chemistry: Organic Chemistry

Hobbies: music, driving, traveling

Your aims for the next 2 years on the Board: To promote chemistry and EYCN among all people and also to create an active and engaged team



Name: Alice Soldà

National Society: Italian Chemical Society (SCI)

Profession: Postdoctoral Researcher @ Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) in TranslaTUM, Munich

Field of Chemistry: Metabolic and functional imaging

Hobbies: Any kind of sport, traveling and photography.

Your aims for the next 2 years on the board: Supporting and advising the new Board members in order to continue and even improve the work done by EYCN in the last 2 years. Furthermore, as member of the Scientific Committee of the 8th EuChemS Chemistry Congress (Lisbon 2020), I plan to shape a perfect program for the EYCN Symposium, entirely focused on the interests of early career chemists.



Past Chairs of the EYCN

  • Alice Soldà (2017-2019)
  • Fernando Gomollón-Bel (2015-2017)
  • Frédérique Backaert (2013-2015)
  • Cristina Todasca (2012-2013)
  • Viviana Fluxa (2010-2012)
  • Sergej Toews (2009-2010)
  • Csaba Janáky (2006-2009)