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

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

Yue, Yuankai, et al. “Correction to "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. 120, no. 3, Jan. 2016, p. 596. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b12238. Full Text

Yue, Yuankai, et al. “Correction to Full Electron Ligand-to-Ligand Charge Transfer in a Compact Rhenium(I) Complex.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, vol. 120, no. 3, Jan. 2016, p. 473. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpca.6b00093. Full Text

Yue, Yuankai, et al. “Correction: Electron transfer rate modulation in a compact Re(i) donor-acceptor complex.Dalton Transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), vol. 45, no. 2, Jan. 2016, p. 842. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c5dt90221e. Full Text

Antoniou, P., et al. “Vibrational control of electron-transfer reactions: a feasibility study for the fast coherent transfer regime.Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics : Pccp, vol. 17, no. 46, Dec. 2015, pp. 30854–66. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c5cp00610d. Full Text