Faculty Profiles

Faculty

Valerie S Ashby

Professor of Chemistry
Office: 421 Chapel Drive - 104 Allen, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 684-4510
valerie.ashby@duke.edu

Valerie Sheares Ashby is the Dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University. She received her B.A. and her Ph.D. degrees in...

 

David N. Beratan

R.J. Reynolds Professor of Chemistry
Office: 5311 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-1526
david.beratan@duke.edu
Beratan Research Group

Dr. Beratan is developing theoretical approaches to understand the function of complex molecular and macromolecular systems, including: the...

 

Patrick Charbonneau

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office: 5329 French Science, 124 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 613-6261
patrick.charbonneau@duke.edu
Charbonneau Research Group

Professor Charbonneau studies soft matter. His work combines theory and simulation to understand the glass problem, protein crystallization,...

 

Stephen Lawrence Craig

William T. Miller Professor of Chemistry
Office: 3221 French Family Science Center, 124 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-1538
stephen.craig@duke.edu
Craig Research Group

Research interests in Prof. Craig's group bridge physical organic and materials chemistry. Many of these interests are guided by the vision that...

 

Martin Fischer

Associate Research Professor in the Department of Chemistry
Office: 2216 French Science Center, 124 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-1523

Dr. Fischer’s research focuses on exploring novel nonlinear optical contrast mechanisms for molecular imaging. Nonlinear optical microscopes can...

 

Richard MacPhail

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office: French Family Science Center, Room 1216, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-1536
richard.macphail@duke.edu

Dr. MacPhail is a physical chemist whose research has focused on intermolecular interactions and molecular dynamics in disordered condensed...

 

Thomas Theis

Assistant Research Professor of Chemistry
Office: 2315 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-2568
thomas.theis@duke.edu
Theis Research

Theis' research is at the intersection of Spin Physics and Hyperpolarization Chemistry. It has applications in the study of...

 

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
michael.therien@duke.edu
Google Scholar

Our research involves the synthesis of compounds, supramolecular assemblies, nano-scale objects, and electronic materials with unusual ground-and...

 

Eric John Toone

Professor of Chemistry
Office: 215 Morris Street, Suite 300, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 681-3484
eric.toone@duke.edu
Duke I&E

Dr. Toone is a physical organic chemist who studies relationships between structure and activity in the context of biology. Currently active...

 

Warren S. Warren

James B. Duke Professor of Chemistry
Office: 2217 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-1604
warren.warren@duke.edu
Warren Research Group

Our work focuses on the design and application of what might best be called novel pulsed techniques, using controlled radiation fields to alter...

 

Kevin David Welsher

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Office: 2213 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 660-1509
kdw32@duke.edu
Welsher Research Group

 

Benjamin J. Wiley

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office: 2214 French Family Science Cen, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 668-3066
benjamin.wiley@duke.edu
Wiley Research Lab

In the Wiley Group, we make new nanomaterials by controlling the assembly of atoms in solution, and explore applications for nanomaterials in...

 

Weitao Yang

Philip Handler Professor of Chemistry in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Office: 5310 French Family Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-1562
weitao.yang@duke.edu
Yang Research Group

Prof. Yang, the Philip Handler Professor of Chemistry, is developing methods for quantum mechanical calculations of large systems and carrying...

 

Peng Zhang

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Chemistry
Office: 5313 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 660-1675
peng.zhang@duke.edu