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

Beratan, DN, and Skourtis, SS. "Electron transfer mechanisms." Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 2.2 (1998): 235-243.

Kumar, K, Kurnikov, IV, Beratan, DN, Waldeck, DH, and Zimmt, MB. "Use of modern electron transfer theories to determine electronic coupling matrix elements in intramolecular systems." Journal of Physical Chemistry A 102.28 (1998): 5529-5541.

Wolfgang, J, Risser, SM, Priyadarshy, S, and Beratan, DN. "Secondary structure conformations and long range electronic interactions in oligopeptides." J. Phys. Chem. B. 101 (1997): 2987-2991. (Academic Article)

Skourtis, SS, and Beratan, DN. "Electron transfer contact maps." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 101.7 (1997): 1215-1234.

Kurnikov, IV, Zusman, LD, Kurnikova, MG, Farid, RS, and Beratan, DN. "Structural fluctuations, spin, reorganization energy, and tunneling energy control of intramolecular electron transfer: The surprising case of electron transfer in a d8-d8 bimetallic system." Journal of the American Chemical Society 119.24 (1997): 5690-5700. Full Text

Zusman, LD, and Beratan, DN. "Three-state model for two-electron transfer reactions." Journal of Physical Chemistry A 101.22 (1997): 4136-4141.