Last updated 04/12/2023
Board of the EYCN
The Board after the election at the 18th Delegate Assembly (Aug. 2023):
CC BY SA 4.0 EYCN 2020
PhD Student @ Institut d’Electronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie
My aims: As EYCN secretary, I streamline communication, organize workflows, and foster collaboration for advancing chemical knowledge among early career chemists.
German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry (DBG)
PhD Student @ School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Communication Team Leader
My aims: To increase the outreach of EYCN across all platforms and to achieve even higher attendance for our advertised events
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
PhD Student @ EPFL, Switzerland
Global Connections Team Leader
My aims: As the Global Connection Team Leader, my goal is to help connect early career chemists in Europe and their colleagues around the world. I plan to start exciting projects that not only foster connections but also provide a platform for sharing experiences and exploring the global landscape of chemistry. Through these exciting initiatives, my aim is to break geographical barriers, encouraging young chemists to collaborate and exchange ideas on an international scale. I am genuinely enthusiastic about enabling them to experience the rich diversity within the world of chemistry and to cultivate friendships that extend beyond traditional borders.
German Chemical Society (GDCh)
PhD Student @ Helmholtz Institute Ulm
Science Team Leader
My aims: As Science Team Lead, I will promote chemistry together with my team by planning different outreach activities. We aim to foster scientific exchange and science communication.
Teams of the EYCN
The EYCN lives and thrives through the outstanding work of its members. We are a motivated team of young scientists representing chemical societies from 28 European countries. Each member society nominates up to two delegates for representing it in the annual Delegate Assembly (DA) and in the EYCN throughout the following year.
The delegates of the member societies are organized in five teams: Communication Team, Global Connections Team, Membership Team, Networks Team and Science Team. Each of those teams is managed by a Team Leader, which together with the Chair, Secretary, and the Treasurer form the Steering Committee of the EYCN.
The EYCN Steering Committee: Claudia Bonfio (Networks Team Leader), Nathan Carpentier (Science Team Leader), Liva Dzene (Secretary), Maximilian Menche (Chair), Tomasz Swebocki (Global Connections Team Leader), Patrick Fritz (Communication Team Leader), Lieke van Gijzel (Treasurer), Denisa Vargová (Membership Team Leader), Antonio M. Rodríguez García (Adviser).
Here, we present the team members, and the main tasks that each team has within the EYCN:
Tasks of the Communication Team are to:
- write and circulate a monthly newsletter to all EYCN delegates and friends;
- communicate important information from the Board using social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn) and e-mail;
- maintain social media pages – respond to requests and questions, find and post useful or interesting information;
- increase the visibility of the EYCN through social media channels…
Tasks of the Global Connections Team are to:
- Fostering connections between EYCN and Young Chemical Societies outside of Europe;
- Increasing the global visibility of EYCN;
- Connecting European Young Chemical Societies with industrial partners outside of Europe;
- Internal cooperation with other teams of EYCN to create new possibilities and projects for global cooperation.
Tasks of the Membership Team are to:
- establish contact with new European societies of young chemists (if your young chemists’ division is not a member of EYCN, please contact us at );
- keep information of the national delegates and member societies up to date;
- Provide new delegates with all necessary information about our network;
- Keep the information about recent activities and future projects on the EYCN website page up to date;
- Generate a database for all European young chemists providing useful information related to chemistry (studies, jobs, industry etc.)
Tasks of the Networks Team are to:
- increase EYCN impact and provide support to young chemists in Europe through international partnerships with universities, industries, scientific societies, and governments;
- identify networking opportunities and set the ground for fruitful collaborations;
- make the link with policy makers, organizers of scientific events and young chemists;
- increase the visibility of EYCN by engaging in various international chemistry-related projects;
- lead international projects with various European partners (European Cooperation in Science and Technology – COST Actions, Marie Curie Training Networks, industrial partners, etc.);
- contribute to providing knowledge on industrial and academic job opportunities in Europe;
- organise workshops and webinars for continuous development of young chemists in Europe;
- collaborate with the Science and Global Connections Teams on scientific and global outreach.
Tasks of the Science Team are to:
- promote chemistry around Europe (Photochimica – photography contest, Chemistry Rediscovered – video contest);
- promote the EYCN around Europe (designing promo materials like posters, roll-ups, for EuChemS conferences);
- develop the EYCN Project Management Course;
- support the scientific part of all EYCN projects and events;
- organize fundraising for the Science projects…
Delegates of the EYCN
Today, the EYCN has representatives from 31 European chemical societies (28 countries in total) and one affiliated member, the American Chemical Society – ACS. To become active within the EYCN, your chemical society needs to be a member of EuChemS (see the list of EuChemS member societies here). Please contact us if you want to get involved and actively participate in the EYCN activities.
A map of all the EuChemS/EYCN member societies (dark blue) and EuChemS member societies (light blue).
You can find more information about each society by following the links below.
You can see all the delegates present at the 17th DA here.