Science Café

From 2019, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announces every year a list of Top Ten Emerging Technologies in Chemistry that are expected to have a huge impact in our lives by contributing to the well-being of society and the sustainability of our planet. These technologies are intended to help in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as defined by the United Nations 2030 Agenda. Initially, the IYCN organized a series of talks entitled "IYCN Science Café" that put the focus on the IUPAC 2021 Top Ten Emerging Technologies in Chemistry. This series will continue, focusing on the IUPAC 2022 Top Ten Emerging Technologies in Chemistry. The IYCN Science Café, which will tackle some of the emerging technologies in chemistry, will be a bimonthly 1-hour session split into a 30 min talk plus 20 min Q&A session aiming to answer the curiosities and questions raised by the audience. We aim to cover one emerging technology per Science Café by inviting an expert to speak on the topic.

Tracy Lau
Tracy LauProject Leader
Walid Heiba
Walid HeibaProject Leader
Communicating the science behind amazing technologies in chemistry by engaging with the public.

Sustainable Ammonia Production

Top Emerging Technologies in Chemistry

IYCN Science Café: Top Emerging Technologies in Chemistry


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Lori Ferrins
Lori FerrinsProject Leader
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ChemVoices: AI/Machine Learning Across the Chemical Sciences

Fostering Innovation through Collaboration

Chemists beyond the bench

Resilience: a key in overcoming challenges

Professional Development Skills

Since 2020, the IYCN Conference Presence Committee has been hosting and organizing aseries of virtual workshops focusing on professional development skills aimed atempowering early-career chemists in advancing their career development. For that, wecounted on the active participation of a great and diverse line-up of invited speakers fromaround the world, denoting different backgrounds and expertise, who kindly shared theirknow-how, knowledge and expertise. The topics of the workshops include “sciencecommunication, science outreach, scientific writing and publishing, grant writing,management of science and innovation, building a successful online presence, diversity ofcareer paths in chemistry, diversity and inclusion across the chemical sciences, building asuccessful online presence, and chemists transforming science: from the lab bench to business.

Fatima Mustafa
Fatima MustafaProject Co-Leader
Joao Borges
Joao BorgesProject Co-Leader
The professional development workshop series provides you with tips to enhance your career in various aspects including scientific and grant writing, building a successful online presence (CV, LinkedIn, etc), science communication and outreach, innovation, careers in chemistry, and diversity and inclusion across the chemical sciences.

Workshop: Non-traditional Career Paths for Chemists

Workshop: Chemist Transforming Science: From the Lab Bench to Business

Workshop: Management of Science and Innovation

Workshop: Diversity and Inclusion

Workshop on Building a Successful Online Presence

Workshop on Grant Writing

Workshop on Scientific Writing and Publishing

Workshop on Science Outreach

Workshop on Science Communication

Diversity in Career Paths in Chemistry

Preparing and Thriving in Graduate School

Communicate - Collaborate - Educate - Mentor

Join the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) to connect with a global community of early-career chemists. As a non-profit organization, the IYCN provides opportunities for networking, professional development, and volunteer work. Access like-minded peers, global projects, and experienced mentors in the chemical sciences. Join the IYCN today and help build a global network of early-career chemists towards a sustainable future.