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Clarkson University Professor Liya Regel Attends Colloquium to Name New Chemical Elements Flerovium and Livermorium

Clarkson University Distinguished Research Professor of Engineering Liya Regel recently participated, by special invitation, in an international colloquium in Moscow organized by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna and the Russian Academy of Sciences.  The celebration included representatives of the two nuclear research centers that collaborated in the discovery of the super-heavy elements 114 and 116: the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions (FLNR) in Dubna, Russia, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California. Consequently, element 114 is now called Flerovium (Fl) and element 116 is now known as Livermorium (Lv).

The ceremony was attended by the President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Professor Katsuyuki Tatsumi, who delivered congratulations and certificates to Academician Yuri Oganessian, the scientific leader of FLNR, and Dr. William Goldstein, deputy director for science and technology at LLNL. Also present were the leaders of the world’s leading nuclear research centers, including the U.S.; National Laboratories and Centers; representatives from all 22 countries participating in the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research; representatives of the Russian Academy of Sciences and ministries; the mayors of Dubna and Livermore, USA.

Professor Regel was one of the first to use the unique facility at Dubna to perform pioneering research on high-energy heavy ion implantation in solid electronic materials, under the direction of Dr. Flerov and Dr. Oganesyan, leaders of the Flerov Nuclear Reaction Laboratory. Professor Regel has Honorary Doctor of Science degrees from both Clarkson University and the Alabama A&M University, and is associated with both Clarkson's Electrical & Computer Engineering and Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering departments. She also established Clarkson’s distinguished lectureship series, New Horizons in Engineering, in which eminent engineers present their exciting research and visions of the future.  She has numerous awards and honors, over 250 publications, and 12 books published in France, Russia, the UK and the USA. 


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Editor: Dana M. Barry, Ph.D.

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The Second Joint CAMP / CACT Spring Symposium
Double Tree Hotel
1111 Jefferson Road,
Rochester, NY 
March 11-12, 2013 

CAMP's Annual Technical Meeting 
Gideon Putnam Resort,
Saratoga Springs, New York
May 15 - 17, 2013

CAMP Eighteenth International Symposium on Chemical-Mechanical Planarization(CMP)
August 11 -14, 2013
Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club
Lake Placid, New York

(For information about CAMP industrial short courses, please call Professor Richard Partch at 315-268-2351 or send email to him at

Information, on these and other CAMP events, is available at the CAMP website at