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, S, Beratan, DN, and Waldeck, DH. "Coherence in electron tunneling pathways." Procedia Chemistry 3 (2011): 99-104. (Academic Article)

Wolak, MA, Balaeff, A, Gutmann, S, Helmrich, HJ, Vosloo, R, Beerbom, MM, Wierzbinski, E, Waldeck, DH, Bezer, S, Achim, C, Beratan, DN, and Schlaf, R. "Electronic structure of self-assembled peptide nucleic acid thin films." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115.34 (2011): 17123-17135. Full Text

Beratan, DN, Naaman, R, and Waldeck, DH. "Topics in Current Chemistry: Preface." Topics in Current Chemistry 298 (2011): ix-x.

Hu, X, Hu, H, Beratan, DN, and Yang, W. "A gradient-directed Monte Carlo approach for protein design." J Comput Chem 31.11 (August 2010): 2164-2168. Full Text

Xing, Y, Park, T-H, Venkatramani, R, Keinan, S, Beratan, DN, Therien, MJ, and Borguet, E. "Optimizing single-molecule conductivity of conjugated organic oligomers with carbodithioate linkers." J Am Chem Soc 132.23 (June 16, 2010): 7946-7956. Full Text Open Access Copy

Ben-Moshe, V, Nitzan, A, Skourtis, SS, and Beratan, DN. "Steady-state theory of current transfer." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114.17 (2010): 8005-8013. Full Text Open Access Copy

Skourtis, SS, Waldeck, DH, and Beratan, DN. "Fluctuations in biological and bioinspired electron-transfer reactions." Annu Rev Phys Chem 61 (2010): 461-485. (Review) Full Text

Mey, KD, Clays, K, Therien, MJ, Beratan, DN, and Asselberghs, I. "Analysis of the unusual wavelength dependence of the first hyperpolarizability of porphyrin derivatives." Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 7774 (2010). Full Text

Keinan, S, Venkatramani, R, Balaeff, A, and Beratan, DN. "Is MD geometry sampling sufficient for nucleobase electronic structure analysis of et reactions? Comparing classical MD and QM/MM methods." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114.48 (2010): 20496-20502. Full Text

Hammill, JT, Contreras-García, J, Virshup, AM, Beratan, DN, Yang, W, and Wipf, P. "Synthesis and chemical diversity analysis of bicyclo[3.3.1]non-3-en-2-ones." Tetrahedron 66.31 (2010): 5852-5862. Full Text