Board of Directors (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)

The board of directors (BoD) is in charge of all aspects regarding the international plasma chemistry society. This is in particular selecting the venues and organizers of bi-annual ISPC conference.

  • The BoD consists of 12 to 18 members: 5 from Europe and Middle east, 3 from the Americas, 4 from Africa, Asia and Oceania, 2 members at large.
  • The BoD is elected by the IPCS members for a period of four years, one direct re-election possible.
  • The BoD may elect members at-large with a term of four years. The members at large have full rights in the BoD. At each election, a new member at large should be elected.
  • The BoD may also elect co-opted members who have advisory status.
  • BoD Members, who miss two consecutive meetings without excuse forfeit their membership.

At each ISPC conference an election takes place to replace expiring BoD members.


Member status region term exp.(*)
Europe and Middle East (5)        
Jan BENEDIKT (Germany)   EME 1st 2021+2
Annemie BOGAERTS (Belgium) president EME 2nd 2021+2
Petr LUKES (Czech Republic)   EME 1st 2021+2
Christophe LAUX (France)   EME 1st 2021+2
Deborah O'CONNELL (UK)   EME 1st  2021+2
Eric ROBERT (France) at large EME 1st  2021+2
Dirk HEGEMANN (Switzerland) treasurer, co-opted EME --- 2021+2
Natalia BABAEVA (Russia) at large EME 1st 2023+2
Americas (3)        
Sylvain COULOMBE (Canada) co-opted A   2021+2
Lorenzo MANGOLINI (USA)   A 1st 2023+2
Luc STAFFORD (Canada)   A 1st 2023+2
Peter BRUGGEMAN (USA)   A 2nd 2021+2
Bruce LOCKE (USA) vice-president A 1st 2021+2
Africa, Asia and Oceania (4)        
Tomohiro NOZAKI (Japan)   AAO 2nd 2023+2
Masaya SHIGETA (Japan)   AAO 1st 2023+2
Hai-Xing WANG (China)   AAO 1st 2023+2
Takayuki WATANABE  (Japan)   AAO 1st 2021+2
Yuan-Hong SONG  (China) at large AAO 1st 2021+2
Hyun-Ha KIM (Japan) at large AAO 1st 2021+2
Hae June LEE (S. Korea) at large AAO 1st 2023+2

  (*) due to the cancellation of the ISPC in 2021 due to the pandemic, the periods had all been extended by 2 more years.