Assistant Professor Kana Yamada awarded Xe on the IUPAC Periodic Table of Younger Chemists
Professor Kaoru Yamanouchi, Department of Chemistry
Kana Yamada, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, conducts research on the light-induced ultrafast chemical processes of molecules and atoms, and made a pioneering discovery using high-order harmonics generated from rare gas atoms such as Xenon (Xe) as a nonlinear medium. In recognition of her outstanding research accomplishments, Asst. Prof. Yamada was awarded the 54th element, Xe, on the Periodic Table of Younger Chemists by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). The award ceremony, which also celebrated the centennial of IUPAC, was held in Paris on July 8th, 2019.
IUPAC is an organization established in 1919 that unites chemists around the world. In 2019, IUPAC celebrated its 100th anniversary. 2019 also marked 150 years since Dmitri Mendeleev discovered the Periodic Table and was declared the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019) by the General Assembly of the United Nations and UNESCO. To celebrate these occasions, IUPAC created the Periodic Table of Younger Chemists, which awards one of the 118 elements from the period table to an excellent young researcher.
I would like to sincerely congratulate Asst. Prof. Yamada on receiving this award and wish her continued success with her research.
For more information, please visit the IUPAC Periodic Table of Younger Chemists website: https://iupac.org/100/pt-of-chemist/
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