The people who have shaped chemistry are as interesting as the science is itself. Here, we go into depth about the lives and work of the figures who have contributed to the field of chemistry.


Early/Prehistoric Chemistry


Medieval Alchemy 


Early Chemistry: Corpuscularianism

Antoine Lavoisier

19th Century Chemistry

Amadeo Avogadro

Dmitri Mendeleev

Sir Earnest Rutherford


Chemistry in the 20th Century

Early 20th Century (1901-1930):

Marie Sklodowska-Curie

Irene Joliot-Curie

George Washington Carver

Mid 20th Century (1931-1960):

Irene Joliot-Curie

Samuel Massie Jr.

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkins

Marie Maynard Daly

Ruby Hirose

Late 20th Century (1961-1999):

Uma Chowdry

Present-day Chemistry

James Nowick

Ada. E. Yonath