The following elements were announced 2 June 2019 at the 14th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC19) in Lecce, Italy:
Clarice Phelps for her representation of einsteinium. Clarice is a researcher and project manager at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL , USA. Her research has contributed to the discovery of the element tennessine.
Xu Hou, for his representation of fermium. Xu is Prof at Xiamen University China. His bioinspired porous systems bring a new generation of chem design ideas for bio sensing, chem detection, & membrane separation.
Anna Romanchuk, for her representation of mendelevium. Anna is Senior Scientist at Lomonosov Moscow State Univ Russia. Her research addresses effective clean-up of former nuclear weapon sites & spent nuclear fuels.
Jessica Pandohee of Mauritius, for her representation of lawrencium. Jessica is Research Fellow, Edith Cowan Univ, Australia. She uses metabolomics analysis to explore the microbiome and its role in health & diseases.
Lydia Sosa Vargas of Mexico, for her representation of nobelium. Lydia is a Researcher at the Sorbonne in France. She explores molecular and nanoscale self-assembling materials for photonics applications.
Stephanie Santos-Diaz of Puerto Rico, for her representation of rutherfordium. Stephanie is PhD candidate at Purdue Univ. She moves learning outside the formal classroom to increase public engagement in chemistry.
Jovana Milic, for her representation of dubnium. Jovana is Scientist at École Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne, Switzerland. Her focus is photoredox-switchable molecular grippers as prospective molecular machines.
Johan Rene Gonzalez Moya of Cuba, for his representation of seaborgium. Johan is Researcher at Florida International University and explores recycling of lanthanides to achieve a circular economy in important industries.
Yvonne Shuen Lann Choo of Malaysia, for her representation of bohrium. Yvonne is a PhD graduate from Newcastle University, UK. Her research focuses on new photoactive polymeric materials to be used in energy applications. (Remember Yvonne from her IYC2011 contribution?)
Victor Sabanza, for his representation of meitnerium. Victor is undergrad student @unirioja Spain where he leads a group of five students called “Vaya Elementos!” who are spreading #iypt2019 in high schools of his region.