Faculty Profiles

Michael J. Therien
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Chemistry in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
5330 French Family Science Cen, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1670
(919) 660-1605



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

Olivier, J-H, Bai, Y, Uh, H, Yoo, H, Therien, MJ, and Castellano, FN. "Near-Infrared-to-Visible Photon Upconversion Enabled by Conjugated Porphyrinic Sensitizers under Low-Power Noncoherent Illumination." JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 119.22 (June 4, 2015): 5642-5649. Full Text

Rawson, J, Angiolillo, PJ, Frail, PR, Goodenough, I, and Therien, MJ. "Electron Spin Relaxation of Hole and Electron Polarons in π-Conjugated Porphyrin Arrays: Spintronic Implications." The journal of physical chemistry. B 119.24 (June 2015): 7681-7689. Full Text

Pinkerton, NM, Gindy, ME, Calero-DdelC, VL, Wolfson, T, Pagels, RF, Adler, D, Gao, D, Li, S, Wang, R, Zevon, M, Yao, N, Pacheco, C, Therien, MJ, Rinaldi, C, Sinko, PJ, and Prud'homme, RK. "Single-Step Assembly of Multimodal Imaging Nanocarriers: MRI and Long-Wavelength Fluorescence Imaging." Advanced healthcare materials 4.9 (June 2015): 1376-1385. Full Text

Belley, MD, Stanton, IN, Hadsell, M, Ger, R, Langloss, BW, Lu, J, Zhou, O, Chang, SX, Therien, MJ, and Yoshizumi, TT. "Fiber-optic detector for real time dosimetry of a micro-planar x-ray beam." Medical physics 42.4 (April 2015): 1966-1972. Full Text

Griepenburg, JC, Sood, N, Vargo, KB, Williams, D, Rawson, J, Therien, MJ, Hammer, DA, and Dmochowski, IJ. "Caging metal ions with visible light-responsive nanopolymersomes." Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids 31.2 (January 7, 2015): 799-807. Full Text

Olivier, J-H, Park, J, Deria, P, Rawson, J, Bai, Y, Kumbhar, AS, and Therien, MJ. "Unambiguous Diagnosis of Photoinduced Charge Carrier Signatures in a Stoichiometrically Controlled Semiconducting Polymer-Wrapped Carbon Nanotube Assembly." Angewandte Chemie - International Edition 54.28 (2015): 8133-8138. Full Text

Pokhrel, M, Kumar, GA, Ma, C-G, Brik, MG, Langloss, BW, Stanton, IN, Therien, MJ, Sardar, DK, and Mao, Y. "Electronic and optical properties of Er-doped Y 2 O 2 S phosphors." J. Mater. Chem. C 3.43 (2015): 11486-11496. Full Text

Susumu, K, and Therien, MJ. "Design of diethynyl porphyrin derivatives with high near infrared fluorescence quantum yields." Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines 19.01-03 (January 2015): 205-218. Full Text

Rawson, J, Stuart, AC, You, W, and Therien, MJ. "Tailoring Porphyrin-Based Electron Accepting Materials for Organic Photovoltaics." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 136.50 (December 17, 2014): 17561-17569. Full Text


Duncan, TV, Ishizuka, T, Sinks, LE, Nayak, A, Song, K, Hung, ST, Keinan, S, Yang, W, Beratan, DN, Clays, K, and Therien, MJ. "INOR 570-Coupled-oscillator photophysics and the elaboration of chromophores with exceptional molecular hyperpolarizabilities and 2-photon absorptive cross-sections." April 6, 2008.