Board of the EYCN

European Young Chemists´ Network
Last updated 20/05/2017

Board of the EYCN


The EYCN Steering Committee:

The Board (6) and the Advisor (1) in Heraklion, Crete (Greece) after being elected at the 12th Delegate Assembly:










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 Imaging, Cellular Chemistry and Optoacustic

Hobbies: Any kind of sport, traveling and photography.

Your aims for the next 2 years on the board: Work closely with my team, the European delegates and our partners in industry in order to make more people aware of EYCN and its activities across Europe and beyond.










Name: Torsten John

National Society: German Chemical Society (GDCh)

Profession: PhD Student @ Leipzig University (Germany) and Monash University (Australia)

Field of Chemistry: Biophysical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry & Peptide Aggregation

Hobbies: Kayaking, traveling and enjoying walking in nature.

Your aims for the next 2 years on the board: I aim for efficient workflows within EYCN, strong collaboration with EuChemS, our delegates and industry partners and a clear and strong presence of our network.










Name: Kseniia Otvagina

National Society: Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society (MRSC)

Profession: PhD Student @ Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University

Field of chemistry: Polymer Chemistry & Membrane Science and Technology

Hobbies: Mountain hiking, graphic design, passionate interest in cinema (cinephile).

Your aims for the next 2 years on the Board: My aim is to make EYCN more recognizable and respected all over the world. I want to provide latest information about events and updates from EYCN and EuChemS. My goal is to build up a more positive and considerable image of both chemistry and chemistry education.










Name: Jelena Lazić

National Society: Serbian Chemical Society (SHD)

Profession: PhD Student @ University of Belgrade

Field of chemistry: Medicinal Chemistry & Biochemistry

Hobbies: Dancing (ballet, charleston, tango, salsa…), learning new languages, music.

Your aims for the next 2 years on the Board: I want to establish communication with societies within Europe that are not part of EYCN and update the information about the current members. Also, my aim is to make EYCN more transparent for everyone who wants to join, share information and contribute to the cause.










Name: Victor Mougel

National Society: French Chemical Society (SCF)

Profession: Assistant Professor @ ETH Zurich

Field of chemistry: Inorganic Chemistry

Hobbies: Snowboarding, rock climbing, reading.

Your aims for the next 2 years on the Board: Develop EYCN actions with local partners (Universities) and global partners (Scientific societies, EU, governments) to provide assistance to European chemists in the early stages of their career.










Name: Hanna Makowska

National Society: Polish Chemical Society

Profession: PhD student in Nanotechnology @ Lodz University of Technology

Field of Chemistry: Material Science & Organic Electronics

Hobbies: Traveling, music, books.

Your aims for the next 2 years on the Board: I would like to promote EYCN and science, in particular chemistry, through the organization of various competitions and other interesting projects that would especially involve young people.










Name: Fernando Gomollón-Bel

National Society: Real Sociedad Española de Química, Spain (RSEQ)

Profession: Science Communicator @ the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia

Field of Chemistry: Organic Chemistry & Science Communication

Hobbies: Music, books, running, traveling… and chemistry!

Your aims for the next 2 years on the Board: My aim during my second term in the EYCN Board –as an advisor this time– is to assist and guide the current team in the amazing endeavor that is leading European Young Chemists. Moreover, I will work with the Board and a team of volunteer delegates to organize the EYCN symposium during the 7th EuChemS Chemistry Conference in Liverpool 2018.



The previous Board (2015-2017) and the new Board (2017-2019) in Heraklion, Crete (Greece) during the 12th Delegate Assembly:









All photos were taken by Julian Dutzler.

Past Chairs of the EYCN

  • 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)