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.

Kurt Zilm
Professor of Chemistry
Department Chair

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

03/30/2019 - 10:00am
Professor Mary-Louise Timmermans, Geology and Geophysics, will be the guest speaker for Science on...
04/08/2019 - 4:00pm
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04/09/2019 - 4:00pm
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Latest News

February 27, 2019
Hailiang Wang, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded Yale’s Arthur Greer Memorial Prize for Outstanding...
February 22, 2019
Hailiang Wang, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded a 2019 Sloan Research Fellowship. These prestigious awards are...
February 22, 2019
Gary Brudvig, Benjamin Silliman Professor of Chemistry, has been elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering....