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

Sood, N, Jenkins, WT, Yang, X-Y, Shah, NN, Katz, JS, Koch, CJ, Frail, PR, Therien, MJ, Hammer, DA, and Evans, SM. "Biodegradable Polymersomes for the Delivery of Gemcitabine to Panc-1 Cells." Journal of pharmaceutics 2013 (January 2013). Open Access Copy

Larsen, BA, Deria, P, Holt, JM, Stanton, IN, Heben, MJ, Therien, MJ, and Blackburn, JL. "Effect of solvent polarity and electrophilicity on quantum yields and solvatochromic shifts of single-walled carbon nanotube photoluminescence." J Am Chem Soc 134.30 (August 1, 2012): 12485-12491. Full Text

Li, Z, Park, T-H, Rawson, J, Therien, MJ, and Borguet, E. "Quasi-ohmic single molecule charge transport through highly conjugated meso-to-meso ethyne-bridged porphyrin wires." Nano Lett 12.6 (June 13, 2012): 2722-2727. Full Text

Conklin, D, Nanayakkara, S, Park, T-H, Lagadec, MF, Stecher, JT, Therien, MJ, and Bonnell, DA. "Electronic transport in porphyrin supermolecule-gold nanoparticle assemblies." Nano Lett 12.5 (May 9, 2012): 2414-2419. Full Text

Koo, J, Park, J, Tronin, A, Zhang, R, Krishnan, V, Strzalka, J, Kuzmenko, I, Fry, HC, Therien, MJ, and Blasie, JK. "Acentric 2-D ensembles of D-br-A electron-transfer chromophores via vectorial orientation within amphiphilic n-helix bundle peptides for photovoltaic device applications." Langmuir 28.6 (February 14, 2012): 3227-3238. Full Text

Rosario-Canales, MR, Deria, P, Therien, MJ, and Santiago-Avilés, JJ. "Composite electronic materials based on poly(3,4-propylenedioxythiophene) and highly charged poly(aryleneethynylene)-wrapped carbon nanotubes for supercapacitors." ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 4.1 (January 2012): 102-109. Full Text

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

Park, Y, Park, J, Therien, MJ, and Stiff-Roberts, AD. "Enhanced dispersion of CdSe/MEH-CN-PPV hybrid nanocomposites by in situ polymerization using AEM as photopolymerizable precursor." Colloid and Polymer Science 290.15 (2012): 1501-1509. Full Text

Katz, JS, Eisenbrown, KA, Johnston, ED, Kamat, NP, Rawson, J, Therien, MJ, Burdick, JA, and Hammer, DA. "Soft biodegradable polymersomes from caprolactone-derived polymers." Soft Matter 8.42 (2012): 10853-10862. Full Text