Mendeleev Mosaic

 Portraits of Mendeleev

Exciting news!  We have expanded the Timeline of Elements project - so there is an opportunity to be a part of this international collaboration to celebrate 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table. 

Who is Mendeleev and why is he so important?

Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev was a Russian chemist who lived from 1834 to 1907. He created the Periodic Law, relating chemical properties to an element’s position in the periodic table. Although he did not discover any elements, his contribution to what we know as the Periodic Table today is indisputable.

The Mendeleev Mosaic explained

So with the help of students, educators and chemical enthusiasts from around the world, we would like to create a Mendeleev mosaic as a companion piece to our Timeline of Elements.

We are asking you to create an image of Mendeleev as the hexagon tile.  

Using as many original Mendeleev tiles as possible, we will then put them together to form a mosaic of the man himself. 

No idea what we’re on about? Look at this similar project of a portrait of Marie Curie Marie on the September 2011 front cover of Nature Chemistry.  


Thank you for your submissions! We are no longer accepting artwork and are busy preparing the mosaic itself. Check back soon for the final image! Meanwhile, view some of our early submissions.Early submissions for the Mendeleev Mosaic Project.