IGAC has a strong focus on engaging the next generation of atmospheric scientists through its early career program.  These scientists join an international network early in their career that creates relationships that facilitate atmospheric chemistry research at an international level for years to come.

IGAC cultivates the next generation of scientists by:


Jim Crawford received his B.S. in Mathematics from the United States Military Academy in 1986 and his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1997. Since that time, he has been a research scientist at NASA’s Langley Research Center. From the start of his graduate studies in 1991 and throughout his career, his research has been associated with airborne field studies conducted across the globe by NASA’s Tropospheric Chemistry Program and collaborating partners.



Hiroshi Tanimoto is the Head of Global Atmospheric Chemistry Section at National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) in Tsukuba, Japan. He received his PhD in Chemistry from The University of Tokyo in 2001 and was a visiting scholar at Harvard University during 2007–2008. Dr. Tanimoto has been working in the field of atmospheric composition in Asia and Oceania regions.



Mark Lawrence is a scientific director of the cluster “Sustainable Interactions With the Atmosphere” (SIWA) at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS, www.iass-potsdam.de) in Potsdam, Germany.



N’Datchoh E. TOURE is a researcher at the Laboratoire des Sciences de la Matière, de l'Environnement et de l'Énergie Solaire (LASMES) of the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (UFHB)  in Côte d’Ivoire. She completed her Ph.D. in 2015 from the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) in Nigeria. Her Ph.D.



Owen Cooper is a senior Research Scientist in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder.  He works closely with government scientists in NOAA’s Chemical Sciences Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado.



Dr R Subramanian is a Senior Scientist at the Environment and Sustainability Center (ESC) of the Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute (QEERI), where he leads QEERI’s research on sensors for air quality and climate emissions monitoring.



Astrid Kiendler-Scharr is scientific director of the institute for tropospheric research IEK-8, at Forschungszentrum Jülich and full professor at University Cologne, Physics, since 2012. She studied physics at Innsbruck university, Austria and did her PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg in Germany. Since her PhD thesis she is an expert in the development and application of mass spectrometric techniques for the detection  of trace species in the atmosphere.




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