Faculty Profiles

David N. Beratan
R.J. Reynolds Distinguished 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

Kurnikov, I. V., and D. N. Beratan. “Ab initio based effective Hamiltonians for long-range electron transfer: Hartree-Fock analysis.” Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 105, no. 21, Jan. 1996, pp. 9561–73. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.472788. Full Text

Aquino, A. J. A., et al. “Docking and electron transfer between cytochrome c2 and the photosynthetic reaction center.” Chemical Physics, vol. 197, no. 3, Aug. 1995, pp. 277–88. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0301-0104(95)00099-A. Full Text

Curry, W. B., et al. “Pathways, pathway tubes, pathway docking, and propagators in electron transfer proteins.Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes, vol. 27, no. 3, June 1995, pp. 285–93. Epmc, doi:10.1007/bf02110098. Full Text

Risser, S. M., and D. N. Beratan. “What is the anharmonicity of a molecule's electronic wave function?Journal of Physical Chemistry, vol. 99, no. 7, Jan. 1995, pp. 1935–42. Scopus, doi:10.1021/j100007a024. Full Text

Skourtis, S. S., et al. “The two-state reduction for electron and hole transfer in bridge-mediated electron-transfer reactions.” Chemical Physics, vol. 176, no. 2–3, Oct. 1993, pp. 501–20. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0301-0104(93)80258-B. Full Text

Risser, S. M., et al. “Structure-Function Relationships for β, the First Molecular Hyperpolarizability.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 115, no. 17, Aug. 1993, pp. 7719–28. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja00070a016. Full Text

Waldeck, D. H., and D. N. Beratan. “Molecular electronics: observation of molecular rectification.Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 261, no. 5121, July 1993, pp. 576–77. Epmc, doi:10.1126/science.261.5121.576. Full Text

Risser, S. M., et al. “Electron Transfer in DNA: Predictions of Exponential Growth and Decay of Coupling with Donor-Acceptor Distance.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 115, no. 6, Mar. 1993, pp. 2508–10. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja00059a057. Full Text

Regan, J. J., et al. “Protein electron transport: Single versus multiple pathways.” Journal of Physical Chemistry, vol. 97, no. 50, Jan. 1993, pp. 13083–88. Scopus, doi:10.1021/j100152a009. Full Text

Risser, S. M., et al. “Electronic coupling in starburst dendrimers: Connectivity, disorder, and finite size effects in macromolecular Bethe lattices.” Journal of Physical Chemistry, vol. 97, no. 17, Jan. 1993, pp. 4523–27. Scopus, doi:10.1021/j100119a045. Full Text