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

Sha, R, Xiang, L, Liu, C, Balaeff, A, Zhang, Y, Zhang, P, Li, Y, Beratan, DN, Tao, N, and Seeman, NC. "Charge splitters and charge transport junctions based on guanine quadruplexes." Nature nanotechnology (February 26, 2018). Full Text

Yang, B, Zhang, P, Qu, C, Wang, XH, Stancil, PC, Bowman, JM, Balakrishnan, N, McLaughlin, BM, and Forrey, RC. "Full-Dimensional Quantum Dynamics of SiO in Collision with H2." The journal of physical chemistry. A 122.6 (February 2018): 1511-1520. Full Text

Zhang, P, Yuly, JL, Lubner, CE, Mulder, DW, King, PW, Peters, JW, and Beratan, DN. "Electron Bifurcation: Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Two-Electron Brokering in Biological Redox Chemistry." Accounts of chemical research 50.9 (September 6, 2017): 2410-2417. Full Text

Bai, Y, Rawson, J, Roget, SA, Olivier, J-H, Lin, J, Zhang, P, Beratan, DN, and Therien, MJ. "Controlling the excited-state dynamics of low band gap, near-infrared absorbers via proquinoidal unit electronic structural modulation." Chemical science 8.9 (September 2017): 5889-5901. Full Text

Liu, R, Bloom, BP, Waldeck, DH, Zhang, P, and Beratan, DN. "Controlling the Electron-Transfer Kinetics of Quantum-Dot Assemblies." The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121.27 (July 13, 2017): 14401-14412. Full Text

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

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, Zheng, M, Zhang, P, Schmehl, R, Beratan, D, and Rubtsov, I. "Electron transfer rate modulation in a compact Re(I) donor-acceptor complex." March 22, 2015.

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.

Tscherbul, TV, Zhang, P, Sadeghpour, HR, and Dalgarno, A. "Collision-induced spin exchange of alkali-metal atoms with 3 He." November 1, 2009. Full Text