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

Wierzbinski, E, de Leon, A, Yin, X, Balaeff, A, Davis, KL, Rapireddy, S, Venkatramani, R, Keinan, S, Ly, DH, Madrid, M, Beratan, DN, Achim, C, and Waldeck, DH. "Effect of backbone flexibility on charge transfer rates in peptide nucleic acid duplexes." J Am Chem Soc 134.22 (June 6, 2012): 9335-9342. Full Text

Balabin, IA, Hu, X, and Beratan, DN. "Exploring biological electron transfer pathway dynamics with the Pathways plugin for VMD." J Comput Chem 33.8 (March 30, 2012): 906-910. Full Text

Polizzi, NF, Skourtis, SS, and Beratan, DN. "Physical constraints on charge transport through bacterial nanowires." Faraday Discuss 155 (2012): 43-62.

Jiang, N, Zuber, G, Keinan, S, Nayak, A, Yang, W, Therien, MJ, and Beratan, DN. "Design of coupled porphyrin chromophores with unusually large hyperpolarizabilities." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116.17 (2012): 9724-9733. Full Text

Kuznetsov, AE, Balamurugan, D, Skourtis, SS, and Beratan, DN. "Structural and electronic properties of bare and capped Cd nSe n/Cd nTe n Nanoparticles (n = 6, 9)." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116.12 (2012): 6817-6830. Full Text

Balaeff, A, Craig, SL, and Beratan, DN. "B-DNA to zip-DNA: simulating a DNA transition to a novel structure with enhanced charge-transport characteristics." J Phys Chem A 115.34 (September 1, 2011): 9377-9391. Full Text

Susumu, K, Fisher, JAN, Zheng, J, Beratan, DN, Yodh, AG, and Therien, MJ. "Two-photon absorption properties of proquinoidal D-A-D and A-D-A quadrupolar chromophores." J Phys Chem A 115.22 (June 9, 2011): 5525-5539. Full Text

Carias, H, Beratan, DN, and Skourtis, SS. "Floquet analysis for vibronically modulated electron tunneling." J Phys Chem B 115.18 (May 12, 2011): 5510-5518. Full Text

Venkatramani, R, Keinan, S, Balaeff, A, and Beratan, DN. "Nucleic Acid Charge Transfer: Black, White and Gray." Coord Chem Rev 255.7-8 (April 1, 2011): 635-648. Full Text