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

Pinkerton, Nathalie M., et al. “Single-Step Assembly of Multimodal Imaging Nanocarriers: MRI and Long-Wavelength Fluorescence Imaging.Advanced Healthcare Materials, vol. 4, no. 9, June 2015, pp. 1376–85. Epmc, doi:10.1002/adhm.201400766. Full Text

Belley, Matthew D., et al. “Fiber-optic detector for real time dosimetry of a micro-planar x-ray beam.Med Phys, vol. 42, no. 4, Apr. 2015, pp. 1966–72. Pubmed, doi:10.1118/1.4915078. Full Text

Griepenburg, Julianne C., et al. “Caging metal ions with visible light-responsive nanopolymersomes.Langmuir : The Acs Journal of Surfaces and Colloids, vol. 31, no. 2, Jan. 2015, pp. 799–807. Epmc, doi:10.1021/la5036689. Full Text

Susumu, K., and M. J. Therien. “Design of diethynyl porphyrin derivatives with high near infrared fluorescence quantum yields.” Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, vol. 19, no. 1–3, Jan. 2015, pp. 205–18. Scopus, doi:10.1142/S1088424614501107. Full Text

Pokhrel, M., et al. “Electronic and optical properties of Er-doped Y2O2S phosphors.” Journal of Materials Chemistry C, vol. 3, no. 43, Jan. 2015, pp. 11486–96. Scopus, doi:10.1039/c5tc02665b. Full Text

Deria, Pravas, et al. “Potentiometric, electronic, and transient absorptive spectroscopic properties of oxidized single-walled carbon nanotubes helically wrapped by ionic, semiconducting polymers in aqueous and organic media.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 136, no. 40, Oct. 2014, pp. 14193–99. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja507457z. Full Text

Li, Zhihai, et al. “Hapticity-dependent charge transport through carbodithioate-terminated [5,15-bis(phenylethynyl)porphinato]zinc(II) complexes in metal-molecule-metal junctions.Nano Letters, vol. 14, no. 10, Oct. 2014, pp. 5493–99. Epmc, doi:10.1021/nl502466a. Full Text

Park, Jong Kang, et al. “Femtosecond pulse train shaping improves two-photon excited fluorescence measurements.Optics Letters, vol. 39, no. 19, Oct. 2014, pp. 5606–09. Epmc, doi:10.1364/ol.39.005606. Full Text

Stanton, Ian N., et al. “Europium- and lithium-doped yttrium oxide nanocrystals that provide a linear emissive response with X-ray radiation exposure.Nanoscale, vol. 6, no. 10, May 2014, pp. 5284–88. Pubmed, doi:10.1039/c4nr00497c. Full Text

Migliore, Agostino, et al. “Biochemistry and theory of proton-coupled electron transfer.Chemical Reviews, vol. 114, no. 7, Apr. 2014, pp. 3381–465. Epmc, doi:10.1021/cr4006654. Full Text