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

Migliore, Agostino, et al. “Sensing of molecules using quantum dynamics.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 112, no. 19, May 2015, pp. E2419–28. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1502000112. Full Text

Young, Ryan M., et al. “Charge Transport across DNA-Based Three-Way Junctions.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 137, no. 15, Apr. 2015, pp. 5113–22. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.5b00931. Full Text

Rupakheti, Chetan, et al. “Strategy to discover diverse optimal molecules in the small molecule universe.Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, vol. 55, no. 3, Mar. 2015, pp. 529–37. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ci500749q. Full Text

Beratan, David N., et al. “Charge transfer in dynamical biosystems, or the treachery of (static) images.Accounts of Chemical Research, vol. 48, no. 2, Feb. 2015, pp. 474–81. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ar500271d. Full Text

Yue, Yuankai, et al. “Full-electron ligand-to-ligand charge transfer in a compact Re(I) complex.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, vol. 118, no. 45, Nov. 2014, pp. 10407–15. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp5039877. Full Text

Zhang, Yuqi, et al. “Biological charge transfer via flickering resonance.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 111, no. 28, July 2014, pp. 10049–54. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1316519111. Full Text

Kuznetsov, A. E., and D. N. Beratan. “Structural and electronic properties of bare and capped Cd 33Se33 and Cd33Te33 quantum dots.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 118, no. 13, Apr. 2014, pp. 7094–109. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp4007747. Full Text

Migliore, Agostino, et al. “Biochemistry and theory of proton-coupled electron transfer.Chemical Reviews, vol. 114, no. 7, Apr. 2014, pp. 3381–465. Epmc, doi:10.1021/cr4006654. Full Text

Venkatramani, Ravindra, et al. “Breaking the simple proportionality between molecular conductances and charge transfer rates.Faraday Discussions, vol. 174, Jan. 2014, pp. 57–78. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c4fd00106k. Full Text

Yue, Yuankai, et al. “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, vol. 117, no. 49, Dec. 2013, pp. 15903–16. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp409628e. Full Text