Professor Dr Mark G. Lawrence is the Managing Scientific Director at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS).
Professor Lawrence received his PhD in Earth and Atmospheric Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta (USA) in 1996. He conducted most of his doctoral research at the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry (MPIC) in Mainz.
From 2000 to 2005, Lawrence led an independent junior research group at MPIC, and in 2006 he took over the atmospheric modelling group there. He received his Habilitation at the University of Mainz in 2006, where he also served as interim professor for meteorology in the 2009/2010 academic year. In 2010 he was awarded the annual Teaching Award from the State of Rheinland-Pfalz, as well as a University Teaching Award.
Professor Lawrence is author or co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications. He co-coordinated the EU project “MEGAPOLI” (2008–2011) and now coordinates the EU project EuTRACE (European Transdisciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering). He has served as editor for the journals Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, and Atmospheric Environment, and has served or serves on 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). In 2013 he became a contributing author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).