Steve Corcelli is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and he currently serves as the Associate Dean or Interdisciplinary Programs and Faculty Development in the College of Science. Professor Corcelli is a theoretical chemist whose research focuses on the structure, dynamics, and spectroscopy of molecular and biomolecular solutes in solution. He graduated from Brown University in 1997 (Sc.B. in Chemistry) and Yale University in 2002 (Ph.D. in Chemistry). From 2002 – 2005, he was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2005, Professor Corcelli joined the faculty at the University of Notre Dame, where he has been the grateful recipient of several research awards, including the Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award, an NSF CAREER Award, and a Sloan Research Fellowship.
Professor Corcelli has taught chemistry at all levels from first-year general chemistry through advanced graduate courses. He has twice received the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2012 and 2019), and in 2020 he was honored with the Thomas P. Madden Award for excellence in teaching first-year undergraduates. Professor Corcelli is committed to excellence in mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students. He has served as Chair of the American Chemical Society Graduate Education Advisory Board (2015-2017), and as the Chair of the Task Force on Mentoring and Anti-Bullying (2019-2020) at Notre Dame.