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

Beratan, DN, Liu, C, Migliore, A, Polizzi, NF, Skourtis, SS, Zhang, P, and Zhang, Y. "Charge transfer in dynamical biosystems, or the treachery of (static) images." Accounts of Chemical Research 48.2 (February 2015): 474-481. (Review) Full Text

Zhang, D, Peng, D, Zhang, P, and Yang, W. "Analytic gradients, geometry optimization and excited state potential energy surfaces from the particle-particle random phase approximation." Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP 17.2 (January 2015): 1025-1038. Full Text

Yang, B, Zhang, P, Wang, X, Stancil, PC, Bowman, JM, Balakrishnan, N, and Forrey, RC. "Quantum dynamics of CO-H₂ in full dimensionality." Nature Communications 6 (January 2015): 6629-null. Full Text

Peng, D, Yang, Y, Zhang, P, and Yang, W. "Restricted second random phase approximations and Tamm-Dancoff approximations for electronic excitation energy calculations." The Journal of chemical physics 141.21 (December 2014): 214102-. Full Text

Yue, Y, Grusenmeyer, T, Ma, Z, Zhang, P, Schmehl, RH, Beratan, DN, and Rubtsov, IV. "Full-electron ligand-to-ligand charge transfer in a compact Re(I) complex." The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A 118.45 (November 2014): 10407-10415. Full Text

Yue, Y, Grusenmeyer, T, Ma, Z, Zhang, P, Pham, TT, Mague, JT, Donahue, JP, Schmehl, RH, Beratan, DN, and Rubtsov, IV. "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 117.49 (December 2013): 15903-15916. Full Text

Bloom, BP, Zhao, L-B, Wang, Y, Waldeck, DH, Liu, R, Zhang, P, and Beratan, DN. "Ligand-Induced Changes in the Characteristic Size-Dependent Electronic Energies of CdSe Nanocrystals." JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C 117.43 (October 31, 2013): 22401-22411. Full Text

Lin, J, Hu, X, Zhang, P, Van Rynbach, A, Beratan, DN, Kent, CA, Mehl, BP, Papanikolas, JM, Meyer, TJ, Lin, W, Skourtis, SS, and Constantinou, M. "Triplet Excitation Energy Dynamics in Metal–Organic Frameworks." The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117.43 (October 31, 2013): 22250-22259. Full Text

Lewkow, NR, Kharchenko, V, and Zhang, P. "ENERGY RELAXATION OF HELIUM ATOMS IN ASTROPHYSICAL GASES." The Astrophysical Journal 756.1 (September 1, 2012): 57-57. Full Text

Gacesa, M, Zhang, P, and Kharchenko, V. "Non-thermal escape of molecular hydrogen from Mars." Geophysical Research Letters 39.10 (May 28, 2012): n/a-n/a. Full Text