In celebration of IUPAC 100th anniversary of IUPAC and of the 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table, IUPAC and International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) are creating a Periodic Table of Younger Chemists.
Beginning in July 2018 and ending in July 2019, a diverse group of 118 outstanding younger chemists from around the world will be honored. The resulting periodic table will highlight the diversity of careers, creativity, and dedication of the young chemists leading this community into the next century.
Each ‘Young Chemist Element’ is profiled on the IUPAC100 website <iupac.org/100/>. Elements are revealed over time in order of scientific discovery. They are announced monthly at various chemistry events, many being IUPAC endorsed conferences. Approximately eight elements will be revealed each month beginning in July 2018 with the final elements being revealed at the IUPAC World Chemistry Congress in Paris, France in July 2019.
The first 24 elements were presented last September > https://iupac.org/periodic-table-of-younger-chemists-revealed/
More recently …
revealed 4 October at the 2nd Symposium on Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Southern Africa, in Gaborone, Botswana
• Mo, molybdenum, Mirabbos Hojamberdiev, Senior Scientist at the Uzbekistan-Japan Innovation Center of Youth, Uzbekistan
• W, tungsten, Nir London, Senior Scientist at The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
• Te, tellurium, Edmond Sanganyado, from Zimbabwe, is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Shantou University, China, and
• Sr, strontium, Markita Landry, assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
revealed 9 October at the 33rd Congreso Latinoamericano de Química (33-CLAQ), in Cuba
• Zr, zirconium, Claudia Bonfio, from Italy, is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology,Cambridge, UK
• U, uranium, Shuao Wang, Professor at Soochow University China, Beijing
• Ti, titanium, Sammy Verbruggen, Lecturer and Senior Researcher, University of Antwerp, Belgium, and
• Y, yttrium, Gabriel dos Passos Gomes, from Brazil, is PhD Candidate, Florida State University, FL, USA
revealed 25 November
• Ir, iridium, Oliver Jones, Associate Professor, RMIT university in Melbourne, Australia
• Rh, rhodium, Rebekah Duffin, PhD candidate, Monash University, Australia
• K, potassium, Aubrey Paris, PhD candidate, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA
• Na, sodium, Saima Shabbir, Associate Professor, Institute of Space technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
• Ca, calcium, Thibault Cheisson, from France, is a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
• B, boron, Dmitriy Berillo, from Kazakhstan, is a visiting researcher at the University of Brighton, UK
• F, fluorine, Fun Man Fung, Assistant Director (Education) & Chemistry Instructor at the National University of Singapore
• I, iodine, Rachel Hevey, Research Associate, University of Basel, Switzerland
revealed 20 December
• Cr, chromium, Elisa Orth, Associate professor at Federal University of Paraná, in Brazil
• Be, beryllium, Gabriela Desireé Tormet-González, from Venezuela, PhD Candidate, University of Campinas (Brazil)
• V, vanadium, Guihua Yu, Professor, University of Texas Austin, USA
• Nb, niobium, Naoaki Yabuuchi, Professor at Yokohama National University, Japan
• Ta, tantalum, James Gardner, Associate professor , KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden
• Pd, palladium, Ilja Voets, Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology in Netherlands
• Ce, cerium, Martine Abboud from Lebanon, Junior Research Fellow at University of Oxford (UK)
• Os, osmium, Juris Meija, Research Officer at National Research Council of Canada
The reveal will continue regularly in 2019 and a final presentation will be hosted at the IUPAC Congress in Paris early July!
Nominations are on-going and now being accepted.
Are there young chemists who inspire you? Nominate them now!