Last updated 12/01/2020
Board of the EYCN
The EYCN Steering Committee:
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: Jelena Lazić
National Society: Serbian Chemical Society (SHD)
Profession: Research Trainee @ Innovation Center of the Faculty of Chemistry, Belgrade
Field of chemistry: Medicinal Chemistry
Hobbies: Dancing (ballet, charleston, tango, aerial arts, salsa), learning foreign languages, swimming.
Your aims for the next 2 years on the Board: Through close cooperation with the EYCN Board and EuChemS, I want to present our numerous activities to potential sponsors and convince them to support our projects and our network. I will also strive to maintain a budget that will allow the EYCN to further grow and move forward with all the plans.
COMMUNICATION TEAM LEADER
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.
GLOBAL CONNECTIONS TEAM LEADER
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.
MEMBERSHIP TEAM LEADER
Name: Miguel Steiner
National Society: Austrian Chemical Society (GÖCH)
Profession: Graduate student @ University of Innsbruck
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.
NETWORKS TEAM LEADER
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.
SCIENCE TEAM LEADER
Name: Katarina Josifovska
National Society: Society of Chemists and Technologists of Macedonia
Profession: Teaching Assistant at Institute of Chemistry, Skopje, Macedonia
Field of Chemistry: Analytical Chemistry
Hobbies: hiking, traveling, learning new languages, reading books
Your aims for the next 2 years on the Board: To promote science among young people by organizing numerous activities, for instance photo and video competitions; to advertise the EYCN and chemistry by organizing several projects: blog, interviews with famous chemists, PostDoc and/or PhD students, short video motivational stories of successful scientists any many more.
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)