Session 7.6

IYCN Symposium



  • Catherine RAWLINS (International Young Chemists’ Network (IYCN))



 The International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) began as a task force at the 2015 ACS National Meeting in Boston between a group of young chemists from the USA, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Europe. The ultimate goal was to create a truly unified international network for young chemists to connect and share ideas. Successful efforts lead to the official launch of IYCN as an associated organization of IUPAC in 2017. Currently, our membership base includes any chemist under the age of 35 or someone within 5 non-continuous years from their terminal degree and spans six continents. We are a global network working to establish a platform that fosters communication, mentorship, and collaboration between our members. Our vision is focused on empowering our young chemist members to lead positive change worldwide. This symposium will highlight the work of young chemist volunteers worldwide and their contributions to scientific outreach in their respective fields.




  • KN: Cecília ROQUE (Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologias Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL))

  • IL1: Gabriela Desiree TORMET-GONZALEZ (PhD Student, Campinas, Brazil)

  • IL2: Madhavi DE SILVA (PhD Student, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka)

  • IL3: João BORGES (Junior Research Fellow, Aveiro, Portugal)

  • IL4:  Torsten JOHN (PhD Student, Leipzig, Germany)

  • IL5: Christine DUNNE (Patent Technical Advisor, Boston, USA)