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

Onuchic, J. N., and D. Beratan. “Tunneling pathways in proteins: From biology to molecular electronics.” Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, no. pt 4, Dec. 1990, pp. 1764–65.

Beratan, D. N. “Strategies for the 'molecular engineering' of chemical, electronic, and optical devices.” Proceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, vol. 3, Dec. 1990, pp. 519–20.

Beratan, D. N. “Controlled Electron Transfer for Molecular Electronics.” Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Incorporating Nonlinear Optics, vol. 190, no. 1, Informa UK Limited, Oct. 1990, pp. 85–94. Crossref, doi:10.1080/00268949008047835. Full Text

Onuchic, J. N., and D. N. Beratan. “A predictive theoretical model for electron tunneling pathways in proteins.” The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 92, no. 1, Jan. 1990, pp. 722–33. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.458426. Full Text

Beratan, D. N., et al. “Electron-Tunneling Pathways in Ruthenated Proteins.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 112, no. 22, Jan. 1990, pp. 7915–21. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja00178a011. Full Text

Beratan, D. N., et al. “Ultrasmall memories based on electron transfer reactions.” Annual International Conference of the Ieee Engineering in Medicine and Biology  Proceedings, vol. 11 pt 4, Dec. 1989.

Beratan, D. N., and J. N. Onuchic. “Electron tunneling pathways in proteins: influences on the transfer rate.Photosynthesis Research, vol. 22, no. 3, Dec. 1989, pp. 173–86. Epmc, doi:10.1007/bf00048296. Full Text

Beratan, D. N., et al. “Structural dependence of the pi-electron contributions to the optical second hyperpolarizability of linear conjugated organic molecules.” Proceedings of Spie  the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 1080, July 1989, pp. 101–07. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.976406. Full Text

Beratan, D. N. “Influence of gap states on the nonresonant second hyperpolarizabilities of conjugated organic polymers.” Journal of Physical Chemistry, vol. 93, no. 10, Jan. 1989, pp. 3915–20. Scopus, doi:10.1021/j100347a012. Full Text

Hopfield, J. J., et al. “Electronic shift register memory based on molecular electron-transfer reactions.” Journal of Physical Chemistry, vol. 93, no. 17, Jan. 1989, pp. 6350–57. Scopus, doi:10.1021/j100354a017. Full Text