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

Nayak, Animesh, et al. “Large Hyperpolarizabilities at Telecommunication-Relevant Wavelengths in Donor-Acceptor-Donor Nonlinear Optical Chromophores.Acs Central Science, vol. 2, no. 12, Dec. 2016, pp. 954–66. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acscentsci.6b00291. Full Text Open Access Copy

Polizzi, Nicholas F., et al. “Mean First-Passage Times in Biology.Israel Journal of Chemistry, vol. 56, no. 9–10, Nov. 2016, pp. 816–24. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ijch.201600040. Full Text

Zhang, Y., et al. “DNA charge transport: Moving beyond 1D.” Surface Science, vol. 652, Oct. 2016, pp. 33–38. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.susc.2016.03.011. Full Text

Liu, Chaoren, et al. “Engineering nanometre-scale coherence in soft matter.Nature Chemistry, vol. 8, no. 10, Oct. 2016, pp. 941–45. Epmc, doi:10.1038/nchem.2545. Full Text

Beratan, D. N., and D. H. Waldeck. “DNA charge transfer: Hot holes break the speed limit.Nature Chemistry, vol. 8, no. 11, Oct. 2016, pp. 992–93. Epmc, doi:10.1038/nchem.2655. Full Text

Skourtis, Spiros S., et al. “Dexter energy transfer pathways.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 113, no. 29, July 2016, pp. 8115–20. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1517189113. Full Text

Liu, Chaoren, et al. “Coarse-Grained Theory of Biological Charge Transfer with Spatially and Temporally Correlated Noise.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 120, no. 15, Apr. 2016, pp. 3624–33. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b01018. Full Text

Rupakheti, Chetan, et al. “Diverse Optimal Molecular Libraries for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes.Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, vol. 12, no. 4, Apr. 2016, pp. 1942–52. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jctc.5b00829. Full Text

Zheng, Lianjun, et al. “Where Is the Electronic Oscillator Strength? Mapping Oscillator Strength across Molecular Absorption Spectra.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, vol. 120, no. 11, Mar. 2016, pp. 1933–43. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpca.6b00692. Full Text

Polizzi, Nicholas F., et al. “Photoinduced Electron Transfer Elicits a Change in the Static Dielectric Constant of a de Novo Designed Protein.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 138, no. 7, Feb. 2016, pp. 2130–33. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.5b13180. Full Text