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

09/04/2018 - 4:00pm
On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, Yale Chemistry will host a Silliman Lecture in Physical Chemistry...
09/14/2018 - 3:00pm
The Johnson-Sessler Lectures in Physical Chemistry will take place on Friday, September 14, 2018 in...
09/18/2018 - 1:00pm
We invite you to join us on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 for the Chemical Biology Lecture Series....

The Department of Chemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT invites applications for a tenure-track position at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level to commence 1 July 2019. We seek creative teacher-scholars to develop outstanding experimental or theoretical research programs in biophysical chemistry, broadly defined. We are especially interested in applicants whose research focuses on chemical aspects of biomolecular structure, function, organization, engineering, and/or dynamics. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, and arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation. Please submit all materials through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/53419. A review of applications will begin October 1, 2018.

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

July 27, 2018
The Chemistry Department would like to congratulate Craig Crews, Lewis B. Cullman Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and...
July 27, 2018
The Chemistry Department would like to congratulate Professor Anna Pyle on being named Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular...
July 18, 2018
The Chemistry Department would like to congratulate Scott Miller, Irénée du Pont Professor of Chemistry, on being named an ACS...