International Chemistry Olympiad

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is the body assisting olympiad organizers and coordinating efforts for future olympiads.

It can be contacted at with general queries about the olympiad. Please make sure before writing that your questions are not answered on this page.

You may visit the IChO Information Center if you are interested in the problems and the history of the International Chemistry Olympiads. Past results can be found at

Members of the Steering Committee for IChO 2022


  • Carlos Castro-Acuna, Mexico (2021)

  • Alexander Gladilin, Russia (2018, 2021)

  • Gábor Magyarfalvi, Hungary (2017, 2019), chair

  • Petra Ménová, Czech Republic (2018, 2021)

  • Ben Pilgrim, UK (2021)

  • Martin Putala, Slovakia (2019)

Ex officio:

  • Nobuhiro Kihara, Japan (2021)

  • Dong-Sheng Gao, China (2022)

  • Patrik Willi, Switzerland (2023)

  • Badr Al-Majrathi, Saudi Arabia (2024)

  • Abdallah El Marhoune , UAE (2025)


  • I-Jy Chang, Taiwan

  • Yunus Emre Türkmen, Turkey

Future olympiads

The participation fee for the IChO is 3000 USD for one team defined in the regulations. The sum was set by the International Jury and is effective from the 51st IChO.

  • 2022 July 10-18, Tianjin, China (Remote theory)

  • 2023 July 16-25, Zürich, Switzerland

  • 2024, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • 2025, United Arab Emirates

Past olympiads