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 - San Diego 1987

B.S., University of St. Andrews (United Kingdom) 1982

Research Areas:
Synthesis, Physical, Biomolecular Structure and Function, Inorganic, Organic, Nanoscience and Materials

Rubtsov, I. V., et al. “Visible and near-infrared excited-state dynamics of single-walled carbon nanotubes.” Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, vol. 79, no. 7, Nov. 2004, pp. 1747–51. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s00339-004-2894-5. Full Text

Angiolillo, P. J., et al. “Impact of electronic asymmetry on photoexcited triplet-state spin distributions in conjugated porphyrin oligomers probed via EPR spectroscopy.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 108, no. 32, Aug. 2004, pp. 11893–903. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp040032z. Full Text

Duncan, Timothy V., et al. “Highly conjugated (polypyridyl)metal-(porphinato)zinc(II) compounds: long-lived, high oscillator strength, excited-state absorbers having exceptional spectral coverage of the near-infrared.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 126, no. 31, Aug. 2004, pp. 9474–75. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja0400638. Full Text

Thérien, Michel, et al. “Synthesis of a novel peptidic photoaffinity probe for the PTP-1B enzyme.Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, vol. 14, no. 9, May 2004, pp. 2319–22. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.bmcl.2004.01.101. Full Text

Rubtsov, Igor V., et al. “The degree of charge transfer in ground and charge-separated states revealed by ultrafast visible pump/mid-IR probe spectroscopy.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 126, no. 16, Apr. 2004, pp. 5022–23. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja030674k. Full Text

Rubtsov, Igor V., et al. “Interrogating conformationally dependent electron-transfer dynamics via ultrafast visible pump/IR probe spectroscopy.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 126, no. 9, Mar. 2004, pp. 2684–85. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja0305499. Full Text

Lau, Cheuk K., et al. “Structure based design of a series of potent and selective non peptidic PTP-1B inhibitors.Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, vol. 14, no. 4, Feb. 2004, pp. 1043–48. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.bmcl.2003.11.076. Full Text

Scapin, Giovanna, et al. “The structural basis for the selectivity of benzotriazole inhibitors of PTP1B.Biochemistry, vol. 42, no. 39, Oct. 2003, pp. 11451–59. Epmc, doi:10.1021/bi035098j. Full Text

Ostrowski, J. C., et al. “Near-infrared electroluminescent light-emitting devices based on ethyne-bridged porphyrin fluorophores.” Advanced Materials, vol. 15, no. 15, Aug. 2003, pp. 1296–300. Scopus, doi:10.1002/adma.200305228. Full Text

Redmore, Naomi P., et al. “Synthesis, electronic structure, and electron transfer dynamics of (Aryl)ethynyl-bridged donor-acceptor systems.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 125, no. 29, July 2003, pp. 8769–78. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja021278p. Full Text