Faculty Profiles

David N. Beratan
R.J. Reynolds 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, A, Park, J, De Mey, K, Hu, X, Duncan, TV, Beratan, DN, Clays, K, and Therien, MJ. "Large Hyperpolarizabilities at Telecommunication-Relevant Wavelengths in Donor-Acceptor-Donor Nonlinear Optical Chromophores." Acs Central Science 2.12 (December 16, 2016): 954-966. Full Text Open Access Copy

Polizzi, NF, Therien, MJ, and Beratan, DN. "Mean First-Passage Times in Biology." Israel journal of chemistry 56.9-10 (November 2016): 816-824. Full Text

Beratan, DN, and Waldeck, DH. "DNA charge transfer: Hot holes break the speed limit." Nature Chemistry 8.11 (October 2016): 992-993. Full Text

Zhang, Y, Zhang, WB, Liu, C, Zhang, P, Balaeff, A, and Beratan, DN. "DNA charge transport: Moving beyond 1D." Surface Science 652 (October 2016): 33-38. Full Text

Liu, C, Xiang, L, Zhang, Y, Zhang, P, Beratan, DN, Li, Y, and Tao, N. "Engineering nanometre-scale coherence in soft matter." Nature Chemistry 8.10 (October 2016): 941-945. Full Text

Liu, C, Beratan, DN, and Zhang, P. "Coarse-Grained Theory of Biological Charge Transfer with Spatially and Temporally Correlated Noise." The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B 120.15 (April 8, 2016): 3624-3633. Full Text

Rupakheti, C, Al-Saadon, R, Zhang, Y, Virshup, AM, Zhang, P, Yang, W, and Beratan, DN. "Diverse Optimal Molecular Libraries for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes." Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 12.4 (April 2016): 1942-1952. Full Text

Zheng, L, Polizzi, NF, Dave, AR, Migliore, A, and Beratan, DN. "Where Is the Electronic Oscillator Strength? Mapping Oscillator Strength across Molecular Absorption Spectra." The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A 120.11 (March 15, 2016): 1933-1943. Full Text

Polizzi, NF, Eibling, MJ, Perez-Aguilar, JM, Rawson, J, Lanci, CJ, Fry, HC, Beratan, DN, Saven, JG, and Therien, MJ. "Photoinduced Electron Transfer Elicits a Change in the Static Dielectric Constant of a de Novo Designed Protein." Journal of the American Chemical Society 138.7 (February 3, 2016): 2130-2133. Full Text

Yue, Y, Grusenmeyer, T, Ma, Z, Zhang, P, Pham, TT, Mague, JT, Donahue, JP, Schmehl, RH, Beratan, DN, and Rubtsov, IV. "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 120.3 (January 13, 2016): 596-null. Full Text