Dr. Mark Lawrence is a managing scientific director at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), leading the research cluster SIWA, Sustainable Interactions with the Atmosphere. SIWA focuses on the impacts and mitigation of short-lived, climate-forcing pollutants (SLCPs), particularly in the face of global urbanization, and on the potential impacts, uncertainties and risks of “climate engineering”.
Prof. Dr. 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). Prof. Dr. Lawrence has served as editor for the journals Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, and Atmospheric Environment, and has served 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 contributing author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).