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

02/25/2019 - 4:00pm
Professor Thomas Jaramillo, Stanford University, will be our guest speaker for the seminar...
03/02/2019 - 10:00am
Professor Larry Gladney, Physics, will be the guest speaker for Science on Saturdays at Yale on...
03/05/2019 - 4:00pm
Professor Wei Xiong, University of California, San Diego, will be our guest speaker for the seminar...

Latest News

January 14, 2019
The Department of Chemistry would like to congratulate Craig Crews, Lewis B. Cullman Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and...
January 14, 2019
Scott Miller has been selected by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Research for a JSPS Invitational Fellowship for...
November 27, 2018
The Chemistry Department would like to congratulate Robert Crabtree, Conkey P. Whitehead Professor of Chemistry, and Hailiang...