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, Deria, P, Park, J, Kumbhar, A, Andrian-Albescu, M, and Therien, MJ. "Ionic self-assembly provides dense arrays of individualized, aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes." Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 52.49 (December 2, 2013): 13080-13085. Full Text

Deria, P, Von Bargen, CD, Olivier, J-H, Kumbhar, AS, Saven, JG, and Therien, MJ. "Single-handed helical wrapping of single-walled carbon nanotubes by chiral, ionic, semiconducting polymers." J Am Chem Soc 135.43 (October 30, 2013): 16220-16234. Full Text

Angiolillo, PJ, Rawson, J, Frail, PR, and Therien, MJ. "The evolution of spin distribution in the photoexcited triplet state of ethyne-elaborated porphyrins." Chem Commun (Camb) 49.84 (October 28, 2013): 9722-9724. Full Text

Von Bargen, CD, MacDermaid, CM, Lee, O-S, Deria, P, Therien, MJ, and Saven, JG. "Origins of the helical wrapping of phenyleneethynylene polymers about single-walled carbon nanotubes." J Phys Chem B 117.42 (October 24, 2013): 12953-12965. Full Text

Fry, HC, Lehmann, A, Sinks, LE, Asselberghs, I, Tronin, A, Krishnan, V, Blasie, JK, Clays, K, DeGrado, WF, Saven, JG, and Therien, MJ. "Computational de novo design and characterization of a protein that selectively binds a highly hyperpolarizable abiological chromophore." J Am Chem Soc 135.37 (September 18, 2013): 13914-13926. Full Text

Conklin, D, Nanayakkara, S, Park, T-H, Lagadec, MF, Stecher, JT, Chen, X, Therien, MJ, and Bonnell, DA. "Exploiting plasmon-induced hot electrons in molecular electronic devices." ACS Nano 7.5 (May 28, 2013): 4479-4486. Full Text

Sood, N, Jenkins, WT, Yang, X-Y, Shah, NN, Katz, JS, Koch, CJ, Frail, PR, Therien, MJ, Hammer, DA, and Evans, SM. "Biodegradable Polymersomes for the Delivery of Gemcitabine to Panc-1 Cells." Journal of pharmaceutics 2013 (January 2013). Open Access Copy

Bonhommeau, S, Deria, P, Glesner, MG, Talaga, D, Najjar, S, Belin, C, Auneau, L, Trainini, S, Therien, MJ, and Rodriguez, V. "Raman spectroscopic investigation of individual single-walled carbon nanotubes helically wrapped by Ionic, semiconducting polymers." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117.28 (2013): 14840-14849. Full Text