Prof. Dr. Mark Lawrence

Prof. Dr. Mark Lawrence

Scientific Director

IASS Projects

Prof. Dr. Mark Lawrence is scientific director at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, focusing on a range of sustainable development topics at the science-policy and science-society interface, including mitigating the impacts of short-lived, climate-forcing pollutants (SLCPs), and on the potential impacts, uncertainties and risks of “climate engineering”.

Prof. Dr. Lawrence received his Ph.D. in 1996 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. From 2000 until 2011 he was a research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz. He served as interim professor for meteorology at the University of Mainz during 2009-2010, and moved to the IASS in 2011. In 2014 he was appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Potsdam.

Prof. Dr. Lawrence is author or co-author of over 130 peer-reviewed publications. He has led various international projects, has served as editor for two journals (Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics; Atmospheric Environment), and is on several international committees, including being co-chair of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry program (IGAC).