Victor Batista
Victor Batista
John Gamble Kirkwood Professor of Chemistry
Yale University
Elected to the Academy in 2023


University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1989, BS, Chemistry; Boston University, 1997, PhD, Chemistry

Professional Area

Development and application of quantum methods for solving problems in energy sciences, inorganic chemistry, biophysical chemistry and catalysis, including electrocatalysis.


Distinguished for contributions towards the molecular-level understanding of chemical and biological systems via theoretical and computational techniques. Batista has studied catalytic processes in natural and artificial photosynthetic systems and has developed new methods for describing electron transfer at interfaces, nonlinear spectroscopy, and allosteric mechanisms in photoreceptors and enzymes.