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

Fisher, JAN, Susumu, K, Therien, MJ, and Yodh, AG. "One- and two-photon absorption of highly conjugated multiporphyrin systems in the two-photon Soret transition region." J Chem Phys 130.13 (April 7, 2009): 134506-. Full Text

Kang, YK, Lee, O-S, Deria, P, Kim, SH, Park, T-H, Bonnell, DA, Saven, JG, and Therien, MJ. "Helical wrapping of single-walled carbon nanotubes by water soluble poly(p-phenyleneethynylene)." Nano Lett 9.4 (April 2009): 1414-1418. Full Text

Robbins, GP, Jimbo, M, Swift, J, Therien, MJ, Hammer, DA, and Dmochowski, IJ. "Photoinitiated destruction of composite porphyrin-protein polymersomes." J Am Chem Soc 131.11 (March 25, 2009): 3872-3874. Full Text

Ghoroghchian, PP, Therien, MJ, and Hammer, DA. "In vivo fluorescence imaging: a personal perspective." Wiley Interdiscip Rev Nanomed Nanobiotechnol 1.2 (March 2009): 156-167. (Review) Full Text

Rosario-Canales, MR, Deria, P, Gopu, P, Therien, MJ, and Santiago-Avilés, JJ. "Composite electronic materials for supercapacitor applications." ECS Transactions 23.1 (2009): 3-10. Full Text

Nikiforov, MP, Kehr, SC, Park, T-H, Milde, P, Zerweck, U, Loppacher, C, Eng, LM, Therien, MJ, Engheta, N, and Bonnell, D. "Probing polarization and dielectric function of molecules with higher order harmonics in scattering-near-field scanning optical microscopy." Journal of Applied Physics 106.11 (2009). Full Text Open Access Copy

Tronin, A, Strzalka, J, Krishnan, V, Kuzmenko, I, Fry, HC, Therien, M, and Blasie, JK. "Portable UV-visible spectrometer for measuring absorbance and dichroism of Langmuir monolayers at air-water interfaces." Review of Scientific Instruments 80.3 (2009). Full Text

Ghoroghchian, PP, Therien, MJ, and Hammer, DA. "In vivo fluorescence imaging: a personal perspective." WILEY INTERDISCIPLINARY REVIEWS-NANOMEDICINE AND NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY 1.2 (2009): 156-167. Full Text

Keinan, S, Therien, MJ, Beratan, DN, and Yang, W. "Molecular design of porphyrin-based nonlinear optical materials." J Phys Chem A 112.47 (November 27, 2008): 12203-12207. Full Text

McAllister, KA, Zou, H, Cochran, FV, Bender, GM, Senes, A, Fry, HC, Nanda, V, Keenan, PA, Lear, JD, Saven, JG, Therien, MJ, Blasie, JK, and DeGrado, WF. "Using alpha-helical coiled-coils to design nanostructured metalloporphyrin arrays." J Am Chem Soc 130.36 (September 10, 2008): 11921-11927. Full Text