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

11/29/2018 - 4:00pm
Professor Rolf Müller, Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research, will be our guest speaker...
11/30/2018 - 4:00pm
Professor Rommie Amaro, University of California, San Diego, will present a seminar as part of...
12/04/2018 - 4:00pm
Professor Jiali Gao, University of Minnesota, will be our guest speaker for the seminar scheduled...

Latest News

October 11, 2018
It is with sadness that we inform you that Thomas Steitz, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and...
September 11, 2018
Tim Newhouse, Associate Professor of Chemistry, has received a 2018 Amgen Young Investigator Award. Congratulations on this honor...
August 30, 2018
Daniel Fried, who worked with Professor Alanna Schepartz and received his Ph.D. in 2011, is featured in Yale News for his...