Faculty Profiles

Michael J. Therien
William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Office: 
5330 French Family Science Cen, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 660-1670
Fax: 
(919) 660-1605

Overview

Education:

NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Chemistry, California Institute of Technology 1987 - 1990

Ph.D., University of California - San Diego 1987

B.S., University of St. Andrews (United Kingdom) 1982

Research Areas:
Synthesis, Physical, Biomolecular Structure and Function, Inorganic, Organic, Nanoscience and Materials

Wang, Ruobing, et al. “Topology, Distance, and Orbital Symmetry Effects on Electronic Spin-Spin Couplings in Rigid Molecular Systems: Implications for Long-Distance Spin-Spin Interactions.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, vol. 124, no. 37, Sept. 2020, pp. 7411–15. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpca.0c06112. Full Text

Viere, E. J., et al. “Driving high quantum yield NIR emission through proquinoidal linkage motifs in conjugated supermolecular arrays.” Chemical Science, vol. 11, no. 31, Aug. 2020, pp. 8095–104. Scopus, doi:10.1039/d0sc03446k. Full Text

Jiang, Ting, et al. “Electronic structure and photophysics of a supermolecular iron complex having a long MLCT-state lifetime and panchromatic absorption.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Aug. 2020. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.2009996117. Full Text

Onuchic, José N., et al. “Tribute to David N. Beratan.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 124, no. 17, Apr. 2020, pp. 3437–40. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c02606. 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

Bullard, George, et al. “Low-Resistance Molecular Wires Propagate Spin-Polarized Currents.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 141, no. 37, Sept. 2019, pp. 14707–11. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.9b06142. Full Text

Shan, Bing, et al. “Excitation energy-dependent photocurrent switching in a single-molecule photodiode.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 116, no. 33, Aug. 2019, pp. 16198–203. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1907118116. Full Text

Teo, Ruijie D., et al. “Mapping hole hopping escape routes in proteins.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 116, no. 32, Aug. 2019, pp. 15811–16. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1906394116. Full Text

Polizzi, Nicholas F., et al. “Engineering opposite electronic polarization of singlet and triplet states increases the yield of high-energy photoproducts.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 116, no. 29, July 2019, pp. 14465–70. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1901752116. Full Text

Belley, Matthew D., et al. “Real-time dose-rate monitoring with gynecologic brachytherapy: Results of an initial clinical trial.Brachytherapy, vol. 17, no. 6, Nov. 2018, pp. 1023–29. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.brachy.2018.07.014. Full Text

Pages

Olivier, Jean-Hubert, et al. “Near-Infrared-to-Visible Photon Upconversion Enabled by Conjugated Porphyrinic Sensitizers under Low-Power Noncoherent Illumination.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, vol. 119, no. 22, 2015, pp. 5642–49. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpca.5b03199. Full Text

Rawson, Jeff, et al. “Tailoring porphyrin-based electron accepting materials for organic photovoltaics.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 136, no. 50, 2014, pp. 17561–69. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja5097418. Full Text

Park, J. K., et al. “Femtosecond pulse train shaping for accurate two-photon excited fluorescence measurements.” Optics Infobase Conference Papers, 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1364/ls.2014.lth4h.3. Full Text

Olivier, Jean-Hubert, et al. “Single-walled carbon nanotubes wrapped by helically chiral, ionic, semiconducting polymers: New nanoscale compositions for energy capture, conversion and storage.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 247, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2014.

Stecher, Joshua T., et al. “Enhancement of dominant UV emission in 10 nm gallium-codoped, upconverting nanocrystals.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 246, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2013.

Therien, Michael J. “Coupled-oscillator photophysics and the elaboration of chromophores having exceptional nonlinear optical properties.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 245, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2013.

Rawson, Jeff, et al. “Exceptional delocalization of electrons in conjugated porphyrin arrays.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 244, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2012.

Von Bargen, Christopher D., et al. “Understanding the helical wrapping of poly(phenylene-ethynylene) polymers about single-walled carbon nanotubes using molecular simulations.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 244, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2012.

Pages

Rawson, Jeff, and Michael J. Therien. Tunable Leuko-polymersomes That Adhere Specifically to Inflammatory Markers. AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2010. Dspace, doi:10.1021/1a1017032. Full Text Open Access Copy