Faculty Profiles

Michael J. Therien
William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
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

Park, Jaehong, et al. “Fluence-dependent singlet exciton dynamics in length-sorted chirality-enriched single-walled carbon nanotubes.Nano Letters, vol. 14, no. 2, Feb. 2014, pp. 504–11. Epmc, doi:10.1021/nl403511s. Full Text

Stecher, Joshua T., et al. “One-Pot Solvothermal Synthesis of Highly Emissive, Sodium-Codoped, LaF₃ and BaLaF₅ Core-Shell Upconverting Nanocrystals.Nanomaterials (Basel, Switzerland), vol. 4, no. 1, Jan. 2014, pp. 69–86. Epmc, doi:10.3390/nano4010069. Full Text

Olivier, Jean-Hubert, et al. “Ionic self-assembly provides dense arrays of individualized, aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes.Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), vol. 52, no. 49, Dec. 2013, pp. 13080–85. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.201307256. Full Text

Deria, Pravas, et al. “Single-handed helical wrapping of single-walled carbon nanotubes by chiral, ionic, semiconducting polymers.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 135, no. 43, Oct. 2013, pp. 16220–34. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja408430v. Full Text

Von Bargen, Christopher D., et al. “Origins of the helical wrapping of phenyleneethynylene polymers about single-walled carbon nanotubes.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 117, no. 42, Oct. 2013, pp. 12953–65. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp402140t. Full Text

Angiolillo, Paul J., et al. “The evolution of spin distribution in the photoexcited triplet state of ethyne-elaborated porphyrins.Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), vol. 49, no. 84, Oct. 2013, pp. 9722–24. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c3cc44903c. Full Text

Fry, H. Christopher, et al. “Computational de novo design and characterization of a protein that selectively binds a highly hyperpolarizable abiological chromophore.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 135, no. 37, Sept. 2013, pp. 13914–26. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja4067404. Full Text

Vaniotis, George, et al. “Regulation of cardiac nitric oxide signaling by nuclear β-adrenergic and endothelin receptors.Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, vol. 62, Sept. 2013, pp. 58–68. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.yjmcc.2013.05.003. Full Text

Bonhommeau, S., et al. “Raman spectroscopic investigation of individual single-walled carbon nanotubes helically wrapped by Ionic, semiconducting polymers.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 117, no. 28, July 2013, pp. 14840–49. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp4037606. Full Text