Faculty Profiles

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

Overview

Education:

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

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

Chi, SH, Rosenberg, A, Nayak, A, Duncan, TV, Therien, MJ, Butler, JJ, Montgomery, SR, Beadie, G, Flom, SR, and Shirk, JS. "Two-photon accessed excited state absorption in bis(terpyridyl osmium)-(porphinato)zinc." Optics InfoBase Conference Papers (December 1, 2011).

Chi, SH, Rosenberg, A, Nayak, A, Duncan, TV, Therien, MJ, Butler, JJ, Montgomery, SR, Beadie, G, Flom, SR, and Shirk, JS. "Photophysics of a near IR nonlinear absorber for waveguide applications." Optics InfoBase Conference Papers (December 1, 2011).

Flom, SR, Chi, SH, Rosenberg, A, Nayak, A, Duncan, TV, Therien, MJ, Butler, JJ, Montgomery, SR, Beadie, G, and Shirk, JS. "Near IR nonlinear optics of an organic supermolecule." Optics InfoBase Conference Papers (December 1, 2011).

Park, J, Deria, P, and Therien, MJ. "Dynamics and transient absorption spectral signatures of the single-wall carbon nanotube electronically excited triplet state." J Am Chem Soc 133.43 (November 2, 2011): 17156-17159. Full Text

Kamat, NP, Liao, Z, Moses, LE, Rawson, J, Therien, MJ, Dmochowski, IJ, and Hammer, DA. "Sensing membrane stress with near IR-emissive porphyrins." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108.34 (August 23, 2011): 13984-13989. Full Text

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