Yalinu Poya became one of the faces on The Periodic Table of Younger Chemists

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of IUPAC and the International Year of the Periodic Table, IUPAC and IYCN announce the creation of a Periodic Table of Younger Chemists. The Periodic Table of Younger Chemists Honors a diverse group of 118 outstanding young chemists from around the world who embody the mission and core values of IUPAC and the United Nation's Sustainable Goals. The resulting periodic table will highlight the diversity of careers, creativity, and dedication of the young chemists under the age of 40 leading us into the next century.

Poya said, "I am honored to be selected by the panel as one of these 118 chemists across the world. Ammonia Synthesis Research in Prof. Justin Hargreaves' Research Group has been recognized as research embodying the core values of IUPAC and also contributing to Sustainable Goals set by the United Nations. My research focuses on Ammonia Synthesis using Supported Catalysts in the Haber-Bosch Process. We aim to synthesize catalysts that are able to produce ammonia in a clean way using less harsh reaction conditions, a catalyst that minimizes the Haber Bosch Process' disadvantages. The element I was awarded on the Periodic Table is PLUTONIUM.

In addition Poya has been nominated and appointed to be the country representative of Papua New Guinea in the International Younger Chemists Network. This organization The International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) connects chemists in the early stages of their career to build a support network across the globe. We strive to spread scientific knowledge, foster mentorship, and encourage a passion for chemistry within our members and the wider community through our interface with the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). She will be representing my country at the General Assembly from 2019-2021.



First published: 22 May 2019

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