Dr. Sherry J. Yennello

Regents Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University

Director of the Cyclotron Institute

Associate Dean of Diversity for the College of Science (2004 – 2014) 

Cyclotron Institute Bright Chair of Nuclear Science

Director of the Center of Excellence in Nuclear Training and University-based Research (CENTAUR)


Sherry Yennello

Educational Background

The award-winning scientist is internationally known for her contributions to nuclear science. Her career began at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she earned her B.S. in 1985. Prof. Yennello continued on to receive her Ph.D. at Indiana University in 1990 and worked as a postdoctoral fellow from 1991-1992 at Michigan State University. She was most recently recognized for her efforts in Equity & Inclusion by the College of Science with the 2017 Leadership in Equity and Diversity award.



Prof. Yennello is the program director for the Center for Excellence in Nuclear Training and University-based Research (CENTAUR). This five-year, $10 million Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Center of Excellence Program grant from the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) will help pursue research in low-energy nuclear science through experimental programs.