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

Therien, MJ. "Physical chemistry: How to improve your image." Nature 458.7239 (April 9, 2009): 716-717. Full Text

Fisher, JAN, Susumu, K, Therien, MJ, and Yodh, AG. "One- and two-photon absorption of highly conjugated multiporphyrin systems in the two-photon Soret transition region." J Chem Phys 130.13 (April 7, 2009): 134506-. Full Text

Kang, YK, Lee, O-S, Deria, P, Kim, SH, Park, T-H, Bonnell, DA, Saven, JG, and Therien, MJ. "Helical wrapping of single-walled carbon nanotubes by water soluble poly(p-phenyleneethynylene)." Nano Lett 9.4 (April 2009): 1414-1418. Full Text

Robbins, GP, Jimbo, M, Swift, J, Therien, MJ, Hammer, DA, and Dmochowski, IJ. "Photoinitiated destruction of composite porphyrin-protein polymersomes." J Am Chem Soc 131.11 (March 25, 2009): 3872-3874. Full Text

Ghoroghchian, PP, Therien, MJ, and Hammer, DA. "In vivo fluorescence imaging: a personal perspective." Wiley Interdiscip Rev Nanomed Nanobiotechnol 1.2 (March 2009): 156-167. (Review) Full Text

Tronin, A, Strzalka, J, Krishnan, V, Kuzmenko, I, Fry, HC, Therien, M, and Blasie, JK. "Portable UV-visible spectrometer for measuring absorbance and dichroism of Langmuir monolayers at air-water interfaces." Review of Scientific Instruments 80.3 (2009). Full Text

Ghoroghchian, PP, Therien, MJ, and Hammer, DA. "In vivo fluorescence imaging: a personal perspective." WILEY INTERDISCIPLINARY REVIEWS-NANOMEDICINE AND NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY 1.2 (2009): 156-167. Full Text

Rosario-Canales, MR, Deria, P, Gopu, P, Therien, MJ, and Santiago-Avilés, JJ. "Composite electronic materials for supercapacitor applications." ECS Transactions 23.1 (2009): 3-10. Full Text

Nikiforov, MP, Kehr, SC, Park, T-H, Milde, P, Zerweck, U, Loppacher, C, Eng, LM, Therien, MJ, Engheta, N, and Bonnell, D. "Probing polarization and dielectric function of molecules with higher order harmonics in scattering-near-field scanning optical microscopy." Journal of Applied Physics 106.11 (2009). Full Text Open Access Copy

Keinan, S, Therien, MJ, Beratan, DN, and Yang, W. "Molecular design of porphyrin-based nonlinear optical materials." J Phys Chem A 112.47 (November 27, 2008): 12203-12207. Full Text