The world's governing body for chemistry has proposed naming a new element after Russian physicist Yuri Oganessian, a 2014-15 Faculty Fellow with the Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS) and longtime Cyclotron Institute collaborator.

New Element in Periodic Table Set to Be Named for TIAS Faculty Fellow

'Oganesson' would become second element named for living scientist

Jun 16, 2016
"It is a great honor for me as well as a measure of my input into the science of the super heavy elements."
Dr. Yuri Oganessian, Russian physicist and 2014-15 TIAS Faculty Fellow