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Dear EYCN Delegates,

After our first month of work with the newly elected board, we would like to share with you the latest news from EYCN and the local societies. You will also find some information about the new members of the board. 

At the end of this email there are some updates about the local societies and relevant events they are organising in the following months.

If you have any news or updates that you would like to share with EYCN, please feel free to email Sarah (
To discuss any other issues, please don't hesitate to contact me. We want to stay in touch with all of you. We aim to improve communication between us all.

Best wishes,

Chair of EYCN ·

Partnership with EVONIK

Evonik is one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies. Set up in 2007 in Essen, Germany, they now employ around 33,000 people. They are now located in 25 countries, with activities all over the world. Evonik concentrate on high-growth megatrends, especially health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. 

EYCN is delighted to have formed such a strong relationship with this international company, with Evonik becoming the first contracted partner of EYCN. 

The contract was signed on Friday April 10th between the chair of EuCHeMS, David Cole-Hamilton, and Anne McCarthy, the representative of Evonik Industries Germany, in the presence of Frederique Backaert (chair of EYCN at the time). 

Thanks to this sponsorship, EYCN will be able to envision years in advance their activities towards the promotion of chemistry beyond Europe. This signature is the first step in a long and fruitful collaboration and EYCN is proud of it. All EYCN representatives want to thank Evonik Industries for their faith and support.

Know the new board

Fernando Gomollón-Bel
Chair · 

National Society:  RSEQ
Profession: PhD student in Organic Chemistry. 
Hobbies: Reading, Music, Running.
Aims: Work closely with my team and our partners in industry to make our members across Europe aware of what we do.

Camille Oger
Secretary ·

National Society:  SCF 
Profession: Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry
Hobbies: Music 
Aims: Improve internal communication, promote EYCN in Europe and over

Oana Fronoiu
Scientific Team Leader · 

National Society:  SChR
Profession: MSc Eng. Polymer Science and Engineering
Aims: Support the scientific part of all EYCN projects and events including writing and implementing projects for EYCN development and promoting chemistry around the world.

Michael Terzidis
Networks Team Leader ·

National Society:  AGC
Profession: Lecturer in Organic Electronics.
Hobbies: Music, Travelling, Windsurfing.
Aims: Make more people aware of EYCN and its activities. Explore the opportunities for EYCN in Horizon 2020 and in other funding agencies/bodies.

Sarah Newton
External Communications Team Leader · 

National Society:  RSC
Profession: PhD Student in Medical Imaging 
Hobbies: Gymnastics and dance
Aims: Promote EYCN through social media and a new website. Create and maintain relationships with industry.

Emanuel Ehmki
Membership Team Leader ·

National Society:  GÖCh
Profession:Masters degree in computational chemistry Hobbies: Sports, Books, Computers
Aims: Update the Information about the current member societies of EYCN and their delegates and establish communication with further societies within Europe.

Next events...

  • 2nd June 2015 - (Re)-Searching for Jobs. EuCheMS Workshop. Prof. David Cole-Hamilton, Dr. Cristina Todasca and Dr. Viviana Fluxa (among others) will participate. Free registration here.
  • 7th-10th June 2015 VII Introductory Workshop on Structural Resolution using xray Crystallography. Organized by Dr. Santiago Gomez-Ruiz, this course is ideal for PhD students that want to unravel the secrets of Crystallography. Registration (from 128€) here.
  • 20th-24th September 20159th International Conference on "Instrumental Methods of Analysis-Modern Trends and Applications" to be held in the city of Kalamata on the Peloponnese Peninsula in Greece. More info:

If you are organizing a Chemistry-related event and you want to share it with all the EYCN delegates, send the information to our External Communications Team Leader, Sarah (
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