Faculty Profiles

Michael J. Therien
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Chemistry in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
5330 French Family Science Cen, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1670
(919) 660-1605



NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Chemistry, California Institute of Technology 1987 - 1990

Ph.D., University of California at San Diego 1987

B.S., University of St. Andrews (Scotland) 1982

Research Areas:
Synthesis, Physical, Biomolecular Structure and Function, Inorganic, Organic, Nanoscience and Materials

Pokhrel, M, Kumar, GA, Ma, C-G, Brik, MG, Langloss, BW, Stanton, IN, Therien, MJ, Sardar, DK, and Mao, Y. "Electronic and optical properties of Er-doped Y 2 O 2 S phosphors." Journal of Materials Chemistry C 3.43 (2015): 11486-11496. Full Text

Rawson, J, Stuart, AC, You, W, and Therien, MJ. "Tailoring Porphyrin-Based Electron Accepting Materials for Organic Photovoltaics." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 136.50 (December 17, 2014): 17561-17569. Full Text

Li, Z, Smeu, M, Park, T-H, Rawson, J, Xing, Y, Therien, MJ, Ratner, MA, and Borguet, E. "Hapticity-dependent charge transport through carbodithioate-terminated [5,15-bis(phenylethynyl)porphinato]zinc(II) complexes in metal-molecule-metal junctions." Nano letters 14.10 (October 2014): 5493-5499. Full Text

Park, JK, Fischer, MC, Susumu, K, Therien, MJ, and Warren, WS. "Femtosecond pulse train shaping improves two-photon excited fluorescence measurements." Optics Letters 39.19 (October 2014): 5606-5609. Full Text

Stanton, IN, Belley, MD, Nguyen, G, Rodrigues, A, Li, Y, Kirsch, DG, Yoshizumi, TT, and Therien, MJ. "Europium- and lithium-doped yttrium oxide nanocrystals that provide a linear emissive response with X-ray radiation exposure." Nanoscale 6.10 (May 2014): 5284-5288. Full Text

Migliore, A, Polizzi, NF, Therien, MJ, and Beratan, DN. "Biochemistry and theory of proton-coupled electron transfer." Chemical Reviews 114.7 (April 2014): 3381-3465. (Review) Full Text

Park, J, Deria, P, Olivier, J-H, and Therien, MJ. "Fluence-dependent singlet exciton dynamics in length-sorted chirality-enriched single-walled carbon nanotubes." Nano Lett 14.2 (February 12, 2014): 504-511. Full Text

Stecher, JT, Rohlfing, AB, and Therien, MJ. "One-Pot Solvothermal Synthesis of Highly Emissive, Sodium-Codoped, LaF₃ and BaLaF₅ Core-Shell Upconverting Nanocrystals." Nanomaterials (Basel, Switzerland) 4.1 (January 8, 2014): 69-86. Full Text

Olivier, J-H, Deria, P, Park, J, Kumbhar, A, Andrian-Albescu, M, and Therien, MJ. "Ionic self-assembly provides dense arrays of individualized, aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes." Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 52.49 (December 2, 2013): 13080-13085. Full Text