Lawrence, Mark (Chair)

Mark Lawrence is the scientific director of the cluster “Sustainable Interactions With the Atmosphere” (SIWA) at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Potsdam. His primary interests lie in assessing the co-benefits of short-lived climate-forcing pollutants (SLCPs) like ozone, black carbon, methane and HFCs, numerical modeling and forecasting of the chemical weather and chemistry-climate interactions in the troposphere, and trans-disciplinary research into the impacts, uncertainties and risks of climate engineering.  He has authored or co-authored over 100 publications on these and various other topics, including cumulus convection and its impact on atmospheric chemistry, lightning NOx production, and biosphere-atmosphere interactions. He received his PhD in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1996, followed by positions as a postdoc and research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry.  He taught regularly at the University of Mainz from 2002 to 2011, has supervised numerous PhD students, is coordinator of the EU Project EuTRACE and formerly co-coordinated the EU project MEGAPOLI, has been an associate editor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP) and on the editorial board of Atmospheric Environment, is a member of the UNEP/ABC-Asia science team and organizer of three ABC training schools in Bangkok (2006) and Kathmandu (2008, 2011), and was program Chair for the 2006 CACGP/IGAC/WMO symposium in Cape Town.