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

Risser, SM, Beratan, DN, and Onuchic, JN. "Electronic coupling in starburst dendrimers: Connectivity, disorder, and finite size effects in macromolecular Bethe lattices." Journal of Physical Chemistry 97.17 (1993): 4523-4527.

Skourtis, SS, Beratan, DN, and Onuchic, JN. "The two-state reduction for electron and hole transfer in bridge-mediated electron-transfer reactions." Chemical Physics 176.2-3 (1993): 501-520.

Beratan, DN, Onuchic, JN, Winkler, JR, and Gray, HB. "Electron-tunneling pathways in proteins." Science 258.5089 (December 11, 1992): 1740-1741.

Betts, JN, Beratan, DN, and Onuchic, JN. "Mapping electron tunneling pathways: An algorithm that finds the "minimum lengths"/maximum coupling pathway between electron donors and acceptors in proteins." Journal of the American Chemical Society 114.11 (1992): 4043-4046.

Beratan, DN, Betts, JN, and Onuchic, JN. "Tunneling pathway and redox-state-dependent electronic couplings at nearly fixed distance in electron-transfer proteins." Journal of Physical Chemistry 96.7 (1992): 2852-2855.

Onuchic, JN, Beratan, DN, Winkler, JR, and Gray, HB. "Pathway analysis of protein electron-transfer reactions." Annu Rev Biophys Biomol Struct 21 (1992): 349-377. (Review) Full Text

Beratan, DN, Betts, JN, and Onuchic, JN. "Protein electron transfer rates set by the bridging secondary and tertiary structure." Science 252.5010 (May 31, 1991): 1285-1288.

Marder, SR, Beratan, DN, and Cheng, LT. "Approaches for optimizing the first electronic hyperpolarizability of conjugated organic molecules." Science 252.5002 (April 5, 1991): 103-106. Full Text

Onuchic, JN, Andrade, PCPD, and Beratan, DN. "Electron tunneling pathways in proteins: A method to compute tunneling matrix elements in very large systems." The Journal of Chemical Physics 95.2 (1991): 1131-1138.

Marder, SR, Cheng, L-TA, Tiemann, BG, and Beratan, DN. "Structure/property relationships for molecular second-order nonlinear optics (Invited Paper)." Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 1560 (1991): 86-97.