Faculty Profiles

Michael J. Therien
William R. Kenan, Jr. 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 at San Diego 1987

B.S., University of St. Andrews (Scotland) 1982

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

Polizzi, Nicholas F., et al. “De novo design of a hyperstable non-natural protein-ligand complex with sub-Å accuracy..” Nature Chemistry, vol. 9, no. 12, Dec. 2017, pp. 1157–64. Epmc, doi:10.1038/nchem.2846. Full Text

Bai, Yusong, et al. “Molecular Road Map to Tuning Ground State Absorption and Excited State Dynamics of Long-Wavelength Absorbers..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 139, no. 46, Nov. 2017, pp. 16946–58. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.7b09982. Full Text

Liu, J., et al. “Additive engineering for high-performance room-temperature-processed perovskite absorbers with micron-size grains and microsecond-range carrier lifetimes.” Energy and Environmental Science, vol. 10, no. 11, Nov. 2017, pp. 2365–71. Scopus, doi:10.1039/c7ee02272g. Full Text

Hofmann, Christina L., et al. “NIR-emissive PEG-b-TCL micelles for breast tumor imaging and minimally invasive pharmacokinetic analysis..” Nanoscale, vol. 9, no. 36, Sept. 2017, pp. 13465–76. Pubmed, doi:10.1039/c7nr02363d. 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

Wang, Ruobing, et al. “Alkyne-Bridged Multi[Copper(II) Porphyrin] Structures: Nuances of Orbital Symmetry in Long-Range, Through-Bond Mediated, Isotropic Spin Exchange Interactions..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 139, no. 29, July 2017, pp. 9759–62. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.7b03252. Full Text

Jiang, Ting, et al. “Engineering High-Potential Photo-oxidants with Panchromatic Absorption..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 139, no. 25, June 2017, pp. 8412–15. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.7b04400. Full Text

Richert, Sabine, et al. “On the Importance of Electronic Symmetry for Triplet State Delocalization..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 139, no. 15, Apr. 2017, pp. 5301–04. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.7b01204. Full Text

Mimun, L. Christopher, et al. “Synthesis and characterization of Na(Gd0.5Lu0.5)F4: Nd3+,a core-shell free multifunctional contrast agent..” Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 695, Feb. 2017, pp. 280–85. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.10.202. 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

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Badea, C. T., et al. “Investigations on X-ray luminescence CT for small animal imaging..” Proc Spie Int Soc Opt Eng, vol. 8313, 2012. Pubmed, doi:10.1117/12.911465. Full Text

Kamat, Neha P., et al. “Sensing Membrane Stress with Near IR-Emissive Porphyrins.” Biophysical Journal, vol. 102, no. 3, Elsevier BV, 2012, pp. 299a-299a. Crossref, doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2011.11.1655. Full Text

Flom, Steven R., et al. “Excited state contributions to near infrared nonliner optical response.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 242, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2011.

Stanton, Ian N., et al. “Upconversion luminescence and X-ray-excited optical luminescence (XEOL) of lanthanide doped Yttrium oxide nanocrystals.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 240, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2010.

Ayres, Jennifer A., et al. “Novel, lanthanide-based nanoparticles for NIR to UV energy conversion.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 240, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2010.

Nanayakkara, Sanjini U., et al. “Plasmon enhanced photoconduction in porphyrin-gold nanoparticle assemblies for photovoltaic applications.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 239, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2010.

Deria, Pravas, et al. “Single-chain, helical wrapping of individualized, single-walled carbon nanotubes by semiconducting polymers in both aqueous and nonaqueous solvents.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 238, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2009.

Fry, H. Christopher, et al. “Incorporating abiological function in de novo designed proteins.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 237, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2009.

Hammer, Daniel A., et al. “Light induced destruction of polymersome/porphyrin/ferritin composite membranes.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 237, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2009.

Frail, Paul R., et al. “POLY 512-Charge transport properties of solution processable (porphinato)zinc(II) ethynylenes.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 236, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2008.

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