Prof. Mark Lawrence Mark Lawrence

Professor Dr Mark G. Lawrence is the Managing Scientific Director at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany. He is focusing on a range of sustainable development topics at the science-policy and science-society interface. His primary research interests lie on the impacts and mitigation of short-lived, climate-forcing pollutants (SLCPs) and on the potential impacts, uncertainties and risks of “climate engineering”. He received his PhD in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1996, followed by positions as a postdoc and research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz. In 2006 he was awarded his habilitation at the University of Mainz. He has been teaching at the University of Mainz and the University of Potsdam and has supervised numerous PhD students. Among other projects, he coordinated the EU project EuTRACE (European Transdisciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering) and the EU project MEGAPOLI, and has authored or co-authored over 130 publications. In 2013 he became a contributing author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report. He has served as editor for the journals Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, and Atmospheric Environment, and is a member of various international committees, most notably the Science Team of the UNEP Atmospheric Brown Clouds project (ABC), the Scientific Steering Committee of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry project (IGAC), and the Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (CACGP).