Jozef Lengyel studied chemistry at TU Bratislava, followed by Ph.D. in physical chemistry jointly at the Czech Academy of Sciences and UCT in Prague. He pursued his postdoctoral research at the University of Innsbruck and then at TU München, where he established the Aerosols, Clusters, and Environment group.

Yihui Yan graduated from the Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China, in 2021. He enjoys the more technical aspects of getting things to work and is setting up the instrument to study cluster nucleation.