Now accepting applications to the 2020 IGAC Early Career Short Course! Apply here. Application deadline is 23:59 MST (GMT -6) on Friday 27 March 2020.

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.


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.




Bounding the role of black carbon in the climate system: A scientific assessment. Bond, T.C., Doherty, S., Fahey, D.W. & Forster, P., Berntsen, T., DeAngelo, B., Flanner, M., Ghan, S., Kärcher, B., Koch, D., Kinne, S., Kondo, Y, Quinn, P.K., Sarofim, M., Schultz, M.G., Michael, S., Venkataraman, C., Zhang, H., Zhang, S., and Zender, C.S.. (2013). Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 118. 5380-5552. 10.1002/jgrd.50171. 


Laura Dawidowski is currently an Associate Professor in Atmospheric Pollution at the Environmental Research and Engineering Institute of the National San Martín University, Argentina, and Principal Researcher at the Environmental Chemistry Department of National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA) where she developed, since 1994, most of her scientific career.