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

Teo, Ruijie D., et al. “Electron transfer characteristics of 2'-deoxy-2'-fluoro-arabinonucleic acid, a nucleic acid with enhanced chemical stability.Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics : Pccp, vol. 20, no. 41, Nov. 2018, pp. 26063–67. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c8cp04816a. Full Text

Bloom, Brian P., et al. “Directing Charge Transfer in Quantum Dot Assemblies.Accounts of Chemical Research, vol. 51, no. 10, Oct. 2018, pp. 2565–73. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.accounts.8b00355. Full Text

Ma, Zheng, et al. “A Nonequilibrium Molecular Dynamics Study of Infrared Perturbed Electron Transfer.Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, vol. 14, no. 9, Sept. 2018, pp. 4818–32. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00001. Full Text

Seefeldt, Lance C., et al. “Energy Transduction in Nitrogenase.Accounts of Chemical Research, vol. 51, no. 9, Sept. 2018, pp. 2179–86. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.accounts.8b00112. Full Text

Ma, Zheng, et al. “How can infra-red excitation both accelerate and slow charge transfer in the same molecule?Chemical Science, vol. 9, no. 30, Aug. 2018, pp. 6395–405. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c8sc00092a. Full Text

Sha, Ruojie, et al. “Charge splitters and charge transport junctions based on guanine quadruplexes.Nature Nanotechnology, vol. 13, no. 4, Apr. 2018, pp. 316–21. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41565-018-0070-x. Full Text

Peters, John W., et al. “On the nature of organic and inorganic centers that bifurcate electrons, coupling exergonic and endergonic oxidation-reduction reactions.Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), vol. 54, no. 33, Apr. 2018, pp. 4091–99. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c8cc01530a. Full Text

Liu, R., et al. “Improving Solar Cell Performance Using Quantum Dot Triad Charge-Separation Engines.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 122, no. 11, Mar. 2018, pp. 5924–34. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b00010. Full Text

Rousseau, Benjamin J. G., et al. “Determinants of Photolyase's DNA Repair Mechanism in Mesophiles and Extremophiles.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 140, no. 8, Feb. 2018, pp. 2853–61. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.7b11926. Full Text

Polizzi, Nicholas F., et al. “De novo design of a hyperstable non-natural protein-ligand complex with sub-Å accuracy.Nature Chemistry, vol. 9, no. 12, Dec. 2017, pp. 1157–64. Epmc, doi:10.1038/nchem.2846. Full Text