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

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

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

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." Journal of Materials Chemistry C 3.43 (2015): 11486-11496. 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

Li, Z, Smeu, M, Park, T-H, Rawson, J, Xing, Y, Therien, MJ, Ratner, MA, and Borguet, E. "Hapticity-dependent charge transport through carbodithioate-terminated [5,15-bis(phenylethynyl)porphinato]zinc(II) complexes in metal-molecule-metal junctions." Nano letters 14.10 (October 2014): 5493-5499. Full Text

Park, JK, Fischer, MC, Susumu, K, Therien, MJ, and Warren, WS. "Femtosecond pulse train shaping improves two-photon excited fluorescence measurements." Optics Letters 39.19 (October 2014): 5606-5609. Full Text

Stanton, IN, Belley, MD, Nguyen, G, Rodrigues, A, Li, Y, Kirsch, DG, Yoshizumi, TT, and Therien, MJ. "Europium- and lithium-doped yttrium oxide nanocrystals that provide a linear emissive response with X-ray radiation exposure." Nanoscale 6.10 (May 2014): 5284-5288. Full Text

Migliore, A, Polizzi, NF, Therien, MJ, and Beratan, DN. "Biochemistry and theory of proton-coupled electron transfer." Chemical Reviews 114.7 (April 2014): 3381-3465. (Review) Full Text