Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory chemist Dawn Shaughnessy has been named No. 9 on Fast Company’s Top 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2016.
Shaughnessy is the principal investigator of the Heavy Element Group, where she has worked as a nuclear and radiochemist since 2002. In December 2015, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry added three new entries to the periodic table of elements that had been synthesized by a team of researchers led by Shaughnessy. Partnering with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Russia, the group has discovered five new “superheavy” elements since 2004, bearing the atomic numbers 114 to 118 with element 116 named after the Laboratory as Livermorium.
This year's list of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People spans educators to scientists, jazz saxophonists to startup founders, fashion designers to rappers. It includes individuals from Apple, Valentino, Slack, Nike, BuzzFeed and more--from Italy to Costa Rica, Turkey and Nigeria.
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