Faculty Profiles

David N. Beratan
R.J. Reynolds Professor of Chemistry
5311 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1526
(919 660-1605



Ph.D., California Institute of Technology 1986

B.S., Duke University 1980

Research Areas:
Theoretical, Physical, Biomolecular Structure and Function, Biological, Education, Inorganic, Nanoscience and Materials

Young, RM, Singh, APN, Thazhathveetil, AK, Cho, VY, Zhang, Y, Renaud, N, Grozema, FC, Beratan, DN, Ratner, MA, Schatz, GC, Berlin, YA, Lewis, FD, and Wasielewski, MR. "Charge Transport across DNA-Based Three-Way Junctions." Journal of the American Chemical Society 137.15 (April 8, 2015): 5113-5122. Full Text

Rupakheti, C, Virshup, A, Yang, W, and Beratan, DN. "Strategy to discover diverse optimal molecules in the small molecule universe." Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 55.3 (March 2015): 529-537. Full Text

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

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

Zhang, Y, Liu, C, Balaeff, A, Skourtis, SS, and Beratan, DN. "Biological charge transfer via flickering resonance." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111.28 (July 2014): 10049-10054. Full Text

Kuznetsov, AE, and Beratan, DN. "Structural and Electronic Properties of Bare and Capped Cd 33 Se 33 and Cd 33 Te 33 Quantum Dots." The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118.13 (April 3, 2014): 7094-7109. Full Text

Migliore, A, Polizzi, NF, Therien, MJ, and Beratan, DN. "Biochemistry and theory of proton-coupled electron transfer." Chemical Reviews 114.7 (April 2014): 3381-3465. (Review) Full Text

Venkatramani, R, Wierzbinski, E, Waldeck, DH, and Beratan, DN. "Breaking the simple proportionality between molecular conductances and charge transfer rates." Faraday discussions 174 (January 2014): 57-78. 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