Faculty Profiles

Peng Zhang
Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Chemistry
5313 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 660-1675
(919) 660-1605



Postdoctoral Associate, Harvard Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics, Harvard University 2005 - 2011

Ph.D., Emory University 2005

M.S., Peking University (China) 1999

B.S., Zhengzhou University (China) 1996

Research Areas:
Theoretical, Physical

Beall, E, Ulku, S, Liu, C, Wierzbinski, E, Zhang, Y, Bae, Y, Zhang, P, Achim, C, Beratan, DN, and Waldeck, DH. "Effects of the Backbone and Chemical Linker on the Molecular Conductance of Nucleic Acid Duplexes." Journal of the American Chemical Society 139.19 (May 2017): 6726-6735. Full Text

Zhang, Y, Zhang, WB, Liu, C, Zhang, P, Balaeff, A, and Beratan, DN. "DNA charge transport: Moving beyond 1D." Surface Science 652 (October 2016): 33-38. Full Text

Liu, C, Xiang, L, Zhang, Y, Zhang, P, Beratan, DN, Li, Y, and Tao, N. "Engineering nanometre-scale coherence in soft matter." Nature chemistry 8.10 (October 2016): 941-945. Full Text

Yang, B, Balakrishnan, N, Zhang, P, Wang, X, Bowman, JM, Forrey, RC, and Stancil, PC. "Full-dimensional quantum dynamics of CO in collision with H2." The Journal of chemical physics 145.3 (July 2016): 034308-. Full Text

Liu, C, Beratan, DN, and Zhang, P. "Coarse-Grained Theory of Biological Charge Transfer with Spatially and Temporally Correlated Noise." The journal of physical chemistry. B 120.15 (April 2016): 3624-3633. Full Text

Rupakheti, C, Al-Saadon, R, Zhang, Y, Virshup, AM, Zhang, P, Yang, W, and Beratan, DN. "Diverse Optimal Molecular Libraries for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes." Journal of chemical theory and computation 12.4 (April 2016): 1942-1952. Full Text

Yue, Y, Grusenmeyer, T, Ma, Z, Zhang, P, Schmehl, RH, Beratan, DN, and Rubtsov, IV. "Correction to Full Electron Ligand-to-Ligand Charge Transfer in a Compact Rhenium(I) Complex." The journal of physical chemistry. A 120.3 (January 13, 2016): 473-. Full Text

Yue, Y, Grusenmeyer, T, Ma, Z, Zhang, P, Pham, TT, Mague, JT, Donahue, JP, Schmehl, RH, Beratan, DN, and Rubtsov, IV. "Correction to "Evaluating the Extent of Intramolecular Charge Transfer in the Excited States of Rhenium(I) Donor-Acceptor Complexes with Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy"." The journal of physical chemistry. B 120.3 (January 13, 2016): 596-. Full Text

Yue, Y, Grusenmeyer, T, Ma, Z, Zhang, P, Schmehl, RH, Beratan, DN, and Rubtsov, IV. "Correction: Electron transfer rate modulation in a compact Re(i) donor-acceptor complex." Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003) 45.2 (January 2016): 842-. Full Text

Antoniou, P, Ma, Z, Zhang, P, Beratan, DN, and Skourtis, SS. "Vibrational control of electron-transfer reactions: a feasibility study for the fast coherent transfer regime." Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP 17.46 (December 2015): 30854-30866. Full Text


Lin, J, Migliore, A, Skourtis, SS, Virshup, A, Zhang, P, and Beratan, DN. "Addressing solar energy design and optimization challenges with theory." August 10, 2014.