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

Caitlin Davis Joins Chemistry Department

We are extremely happy to report that Caitlin Davis has accepted Yale’s offer to join our faculty. Her official start date will be January 1, 2020. She will be moving into lab space on the 1st floor of KCL.

Thanks to everyone in the department who helped make this recruitment a success.

Upcoming Events

12/12/2019 - 4:00pm
Professor Catherine Grimes, University of Delaware, will be our guest speaker for the Organic...
01/07/2020 - 4:00pm
Professor Leonard Mueller, University of California, Riverside, will be our guest speaker for the...
01/08/2020 - 4:00pm
Professor Steven D. Townsend, Vanderbilt University, will be our guest speaker for the Organic...

2020 Day of Instrumentation

The 2020 Yale Day of Instrumentation, January 24, 2020, will continue to explore the connection between instrumentation development and science at Yale and provide a forum to collect your ideas and input on directions for instrumentation and technology development on campus. The goal of this event is to enhance campus-wide understanding of what is available for instrumentation development at Yale, seek input from the campus community on what is needed to support advanced technology development, and to gather ideas for future strategic initiatives.

Latest News

November 15, 2019
The Chemistry Department would like to congratulate Sarah Slavoff, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, on being selected as a 2019...
October 4, 2019
The Chemistry Department would like to congratulate Tim Newhouse, Associate Professor of Chemistry, on receiving the Arthur C....
August 22, 2019
Victor Batista has recently been appointed as the John Randolph Huffman Professor of Chemistry. Yale awards endowed chairs to...