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.

Kerri Pratt is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego in 2009. From 2010-2013, she was a US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow and US National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Polar Regions Research in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University.

Néstor Y. Rojas is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering of Universidad Nacional de Colombia at Bogota since 2006. He graduated from the same university with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1996. After graduation, he worked for two years in a malting plant and in an environmental NGO. Then, he obtained a Ph.D at the Department of Fuel and Energy of the University of Leeds in the UK (2002). Back in Colombia, he worked at Universidad de Los Andes for 3.5 years before his current position.

Yugo Kanaya is a Principal Researcher/Deputy Director of Earth Surface System Research Center (ESS) of Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC). He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Tokyo and joined JAMSTEC in 2000. He started his career with developing a laser-induced fluorescence instrument measuring OH/HO2 radicals, which was then applied to field observations, testing tropospheric photochemistry theory to reveal importance of halogen chemistry and heterogeneous loss of HO2 on aerosol surfaces.

Rebecca Garland is currently a Principal Researcher in the Climate and Air Quality Modelling Group at the Council for Scientific and Industrial research (CSIR), South Africa. She leads the air quality research in the group, which focuses on improving the understanding of air quality and atmospheric science in southern Africa. Her research interests includes understanding air quality and climate change linkages, and their impacts at an urban to regional scale.

IGAC 2021 Going Virtual

ANNOUNCMENT: IGAC 2021 Conference Moves to Virtual Format


IGAC has always been an inclusive scientific community with an emphasis on collaborations within the international community. We believe that the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19’s containment and ongoing international travel restrictions would make an in-person conference less inclusive than a virtual conference.