Faculty Profiles

David N. Beratan
R.J. Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Office: 
5311 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 660-1526
Fax: 
(919 660-1605

Overview

Education:

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, R. D., et al. “Mutation effects on charge transport through the p58c iron-sulfur protein.” Chemical Science, vol. 11, no. 27, July 2020, pp. 7076–85. Scopus, doi:10.1039/d0sc02245d. Full Text

Zheng, Lianjun, et al. “Electrostatic Field-Induced Oscillator Strength Focusing in Molecules.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 124, no. 29, July 2020, pp. 6376–88. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c04783. Full Text

Xiang, L., et al. “Conductance and Configuration of Molecular Gold-Water-Gold Junctions under Electric Fields.” Matter, vol. 3, no. 1, July 2020, pp. 166–79. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.matt.2020.03.023. Full Text

Tong, Jing, et al. “A Robust Bioderived Wavelength-Specific Photosensor Based on BLUF Proteins.Sensors and Actuators. B, Chemical, vol. 310, May 2020. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.snb.2020.127838. Full Text

Li, Xiao, et al. “Symmetry controlled photo-selection and charge separation in butadiyne-bridged donor-bridge-acceptor compounds.Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics : Pccp, vol. 22, no. 17, May 2020, pp. 9664–76. Epmc, doi:10.1039/d0cp01235a. Full Text

Jin, Ye, et al. “Revisiting the Hole Size in Double Helical DNA with Localized Orbital Scaling Corrections.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 124, no. 16, Apr. 2020, pp. 3428–35. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c03112. Full Text

Beratan, David N. “Autobiography of David N. Beratan.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 124, no. 17, Apr. 2020, pp. 3441–46. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c02604. Full Text

Kang, Youn K., et al. “Orientational Dependence of Cofacial Porphyrin-Quinone Electronic Interactions within the Strong Coupling Regime.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 123, no. 49, Dec. 2019, pp. 10456–62. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b07627. Full Text

Banziger, Susannah D., et al. “Unsymmetrical Bis-Alkynyl Complexes Based on Co(III)(cyclam): Synthesis, Ultrafast Charge Separation, and Analysis.Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 58, no. 22, Nov. 2019, pp. 15487–97. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02557. Full Text

Yuly, Jonathon L., et al. “Electron bifurcation: progress and grand challenges.Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), vol. 55, no. 79, Oct. 2019, pp. 11823–32. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c9cc05611d. Full Text

Pages

Skourtis, S. S., and D. N. Beratan. “Single-and Multi-Electron Transfer Processes.” Electron Transfer in Chemistry, vol. 1, 2008, pp. 109–25. Scopus, doi:10.1002/9783527618248.ch3. Full Text

Beratan, D. N. “Molecular control of electron transfer events within and between biomolecules.” Molecular Electronics: Bio Sensors and Bio Computers, edited by L. Barsanti et al., vol. 96, SPRINGER, 2003, pp. 227–36.

Casimiro, D. R., et al. “Donor-acceptor electronic coupling in ruthenium-modified heme proteins.” Mechanistic Bioinorganic Chemistry, edited by H. H. Thorp and V. L. Pecoraro, vol. 246, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 1995, pp. 471–85.

MARDER, S. R., et al. “STRUCTURE PROPERTY RELATIONSHIPS FOR MOLECULAR 2ND-ORDER NONLINEAR OPTICS.” Molecular Electronics  Science and Technology, edited by A. AVIRAM, vol. 262, AIP PRESS, 1992, pp. 252–64.

BERATAN, D. N., and J. N. ONUCHIC. “STRUCTURAL CONTROL OF ELECTRON-TRANSFER IN PROTEINS.” Molecular Basis of Oxidative Damage by Leukocytes, edited by A. J. Jesaitis and E. A. Dratz, CRC PRESS INC, 1992, pp. 57–67.

REGAN, J. J., et al. “FINDING ELECTRON-TRANSFER PATHWAYS.” Princeton Lectures on Biophysics, edited by W. Bialek, WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD, 1992, pp. 175–95.

MARDER, S. R., et al. “STRUCTURE PROPERTY RELATIONSHIPS FOR ORGANIC AND ORGANOMETALLIC MATERIALS WITH 2ND-ORDER OPTICAL NONLINEARITIES.” Organic Materials for Non Linear Optics Ii, edited by R. A. HANN and D. BLOOR, vol. 91, ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY, 1991, pp. 165–75.