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

03/28/2018 - 4:00pm
Professor Sereina Riniker, ETH Zurich, will be our guest speaker for the seminar scheduled for...
03/29/2018 - 4:00pm
Professor M. Kevin Brown, Indiana University, Bloomington, will be our guest speaker for the...
03/31/2018 - 10:00am
Professor Enrique M. de la Cruz, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, will be the guest speaker...

Preceptorships in Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Yale University (New Haven, CT) invites applications for two (2) Preceptor positions. Preceptors are PhD-level scientists who will participate in undergraduate teaching, working closely with faculty members. One position will focus on General Chemistry courses and the other on Organic Chemistry courses. Specific Preceptor responsibilities will include leading of discussion and/or laboratory sections, assisting instructors of record to design course content and assessment tasks, contributing to the training of graduate-student teaching assistants, participating in the development of new laboratory modules, conducting regular review sessions, and grading. The positions will begin on August 13, 2018 and initially will be offered at the rank of Lecturer for a one (1) year term, which will be renewable for up to three (3) years based on performance.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a short statement describing their teaching philosophy, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation. Please submit all materials through http://apply.interfolio.com/48792. Review of applications will commence on March 9, 2018 and continue until the positions are filled.

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

March 16, 2018
Shedding light on the chemistry of natural photosynthesis: Brudvig lab research was featured in Yale News. Click here for the...
March 16, 2018
Chemists crack part of the catalytic code: Research from the Brudvig and Batista groups was featured in Yale News. Click here for...