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

COVID-19 Updates from Yale and the Department

Please refer to Yale’s COVID-19 page for up-to-date communications and guidelines from the University.

There is a Communications page on our website for all Chemistry community members with Department specific information and updates.

FAQs: COVID-19 Chemistry Department Research Re-opening (updated 7/14/2020)

Upcoming Events

10/06/2020 - 4:00pm
Professor David Britt, University of California, Davis, will be our guest speaker for the virtual...
10/13/2020 - 4:00pm
Professor Richard Cogdell, University of Glasgow, will be our guest speaker for the virtual...
10/14/2020 - 4:00pm
Professor Jeff Chan, University of Illinois, will be our guest speaker for the virtual Organic...

Latest News

September 21, 2020
Stacy Malaker will be joining our faculty as of January 1, 2021, as Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Please see the Yale News...
September 15, 2020
Elsevier and the editors of the leading international journal Chemical Physics Letters announced that the 8th Ahmed Zewail Prize...
August 18, 2020
Congratulations to Professors Jonathan Ellman and Sharon Hammes-Schiffer on being awarded 2021 ACS National Awards. Jon has...