Andrew Hamilton

The Board of Trustees of New York University recently announced the appointment of Vice Chancellor Andrew Hamilton as the university’s 16th president. Hamilton — a noted chemist, Fellow of the Royal Society and former Provost of Yale — will take up his duties in January 2016. At Yale, Hamilton was also the Benjamin Silliman Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. Prior that that position, he was a tenured professor of chemistry and chair of the chemistry department at the University of Pittsburgh. Earlier in his career was an assistant professor of chemistry at Princeton University. Hamilton received a first class Bachelor of Science from the University of Exeter, his master’s degree from the University of British Columbia, and his doctorate from the University of Cambridge. He also completed post-doctoral work at the Université Louis Pasteur.