The Department of Chemistry is dedicated to excellence in education and research. Our faculty members provide research opportunities through study of a wide range of topics that are detailed on the faculty web pages. Our facilities include the iconic Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, the completely reworked Kline Chemistry Laboratory, and the state-of-the-art Class of ‘54 Chemistry Research Building, in addition to a new undergraduate teaching center and interdisciplinary research laboratories on Yale’s West Campus. Along with the Chemistry and Biophysical Instrument Center, our infrastructure provides an outstanding environment for study leading to bachelor and doctorate degrees. In that spirit, our most outstanding resource is the community of outstanding graduate students, undergraduate students, postdoctoral scholars, research scientists, faculty and professional staff that comprise our ~400 person-strong scientific community. We hope you enjoy exploring our activities.

Gary Brudvig
Benjamin Silliman Professor of Chemistry
Department Chairperson

Sharon Hammes-Schiffer Joins Chemistry Department

We are extremely happy to report that Sharon Hammes-Schiffer has accepted Yale’s offer to join our faculty. Her official start as the inaugural John Gamble Kirkwood Professor of Chemistry will be January 1, 2018. She will be moving into renovated lab space on the 2nd floor of SCL adjacent to the library.

Thanks to everyone in the department who helped make this recruitment a success.

Upcoming Events

09/23/2017 - 10:00am
Professor Thomas Pollard, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, will be the guest speaker...
09/27/2017 - 3:30pm
Professor Dirk Trauner, New York University, will be our guest speaker for the seminar scheduled...
09/27/2017 - 4:30pm
Dr. Kaid Harper, Abbvie Pharmaceuticals, will be our guest speaker for the seminar scheduled for...

Assistant Professor Search

The Department of Chemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT invites applications for a tenure-track position at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level to commence 1 July 2018. We seek creative teacher-scholars who show promise for developing outstanding research programs. Though we will consider applications in any area of chemistry, we are especially interested in applicants whose research focuses on chemical aspects of biomolecular structure, function, and dynamics. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, and arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation. Please submit all materials through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/44050. A review of applications will begin October 1, 2017.

Yale University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and applications from women, persons with disabilities, underrepresented minority group members, and protected veterans are especially encouraged.

Latest News

September 19, 2017
The Chemistry Department would like to congratulate Professor Seth Herzon on winning the 2018 Tetrahedron Young Investigator...
September 6, 2017
Please join us in welcoming the incoming class of graduate students in the Chemistry Department. This group of 42 new students is...