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

Zhang, Peng, et al. “Electron Bifurcation: Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Two-Electron Brokering in Biological Redox Chemistry.Accounts of Chemical Research, vol. 50, no. 9, Sept. 2017, pp. 2410–17. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00327. Full Text

Bai, Yusong, et al. “Controlling the excited-state dynamics of low band gap, near-infrared absorbers via proquinoidal unit electronic structural modulation.Chemical Science, vol. 8, no. 9, Sept. 2017, pp. 5889–901. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c7sc02150j. Full Text

Beratan, D. N., et al. “Charge and spin transport through nucleic acids.” Current Opinion in Electrochemistry, vol. 4, no. 1, Aug. 2017, pp. 175–81. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.coelec.2017.08.017. Full Text

Liu, R., et al. “Controlling the Electron-Transfer Kinetics of Quantum-Dot Assemblies.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 121, no. 27, July 2017, pp. 14401–12. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b02261. Full Text

Bloom, Brian P., et al. “Chirality Control of Electron Transfer in Quantum Dot Assemblies.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 139, no. 26, July 2017, pp. 9038–43. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.7b04639. Full Text

Beall, Edward, et al. “Effects of the Backbone and Chemical Linker on the Molecular Conductance of Nucleic Acid Duplexes.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 139, no. 19, May 2017, pp. 6726–35. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.7b02260. Full Text

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

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