Faculty Profiles

David N. Beratan
R.J. Reynolds Professor of Chemistry
5311 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1526
(919 660-1605



Ph.D., California Institute of Technology 1986

B.S., Duke University 1980

Research Areas:
Theoretical, Physical, Biomolecular Structure and Function, Biological, Education, Inorganic, Nanoscience and Materials

Skourtis, SS, and Beratan, DN. "Single-and Multi-Electron Transfer Processes." Electron Transfer in Chemistry. April 15, 2008. 109-125. Full Text

Bloom, BP, Graff, BM, Ghosh, S, Beratan, DN, and Waldeck, DH. "Chirality Control of Electron Transfer in Quantum Dot Assemblies." Journal of the American Chemical Society 139.26 (July 2017): 9038-9043. Full Text

Beall, E, Ulku, S, Liu, C, Wierzbinski, E, Zhang, Y, Bae, Y, Zhang, P, Achim, C, Beratan, DN, and Waldeck, DH. "Effects of the Backbone and Chemical Linker on the Molecular Conductance of Nucleic Acid Duplexes." Journal of the American Chemical Society 139.19 (May 2017): 6726-6735. Full Text

Nayak, A, Park, J, De Mey, K, Hu, X, Duncan, TV, Beratan, DN, Clays, K, and Therien, MJ. "Large Hyperpolarizabilities at Telecommunication-Relevant Wavelengths in Donor-Acceptor-Donor Nonlinear Optical Chromophores." ACS central science 2.12 (December 16, 2016): 954-966. Full Text Open Access Copy

Beratan, DN, and Waldeck, DH. "DNA charge transfer: Hot holes break the speed limit." Nature chemistry 8.11 (October 2016): 992-993. Full Text

Zhang, Y, Zhang, WB, Liu, C, Zhang, P, Balaeff, A, and Beratan, DN. "DNA charge transport: Moving beyond 1D." Surface Science 652 (October 2016): 33-38. Full Text

Polizzi, NF, Therien, MJ, and Beratan, DN. "Mean First-Passage Times in Biology." Israel Journal of Chemistry 56.9-10 (October 2016): 816-824. Full Text

Liu, C, Xiang, L, Zhang, Y, Zhang, P, Beratan, DN, Li, Y, and Tao, N. "Engineering nanometre-scale coherence in soft matter." Nature chemistry 8.10 (October 2016): 941-945. Full Text

Rupakheti, C, Al-Saadon, R, Zhang, Y, Virshup, AM, Zhang, P, Yang, W, and Beratan, DN. "Diverse Optimal Molecular Libraries for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes." Journal of chemical theory and computation 12.4 (April 2016): 1942-1952. Full Text

Liu, C, Beratan, DN, and Zhang, P. "Coarse-Grained Theory of Biological Charge Transfer with Spatially and Temporally Correlated Noise." The journal of physical chemistry. B 120.15 (April 2016): 3624-3633. Full Text

Zheng, L, Polizzi, NF, Dave, AR, Migliore, A, and Beratan, DN. "Where Is the Electronic Oscillator Strength? Mapping Oscillator Strength across Molecular Absorption Spectra." The journal of physical chemistry. A 120.11 (March 7, 2016): 1933-1943. Full Text