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

Belley, M., et al. “SU-E-T-106: Validation of a Nanoparticle Terminated Fiber Optic Dosimeter On 6 MV LINAC for Photon and Electron Beams in a Solid Water Phantom.Med Phys, vol. 40, no. 6Part12, June 2013, p. 228. Pubmed, doi:10.1118/1.4814541. Full Text

Conklin, David, et al. “Exploiting plasmon-induced hot electrons in molecular electronic devices.Acs Nano, vol. 7, no. 5, May 2013, pp. 4479–86. Epmc, doi:10.1021/nn401071d. Full Text

Sood, Nimil, et al. “Biodegradable Polymersomes for the Delivery of Gemcitabine to Panc-1 Cells.Journal of Pharmaceutics, vol. 2013, Jan. 2013. Epmc, doi:10.1155/2013/932797. Full Text Open Access Copy

Katz, J. S., et al. “Soft biodegradable polymersomes from caprolactone-derived polymers.” Soft Matter, vol. 8, no. 42, Nov. 2012, pp. 10853–62. Scopus, doi:10.1039/c2sm26275d. Full Text

Stanton, Ian N., et al. “Dual energy converting nano-phosphors: upconversion luminescence and X-ray excited scintillation from a single composition of lanthanide-doped yttrium oxide.Dalton Transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), vol. 41, no. 38, Oct. 2012, pp. 11576–78. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c2dt31616a. Full Text

Park, Y., et al. “Enhanced dispersion of CdSe/MEH-CN-PPV hybrid nanocomposites by in situ polymerization using AEM as photopolymerizable precursor.” Colloid and Polymer Science, vol. 290, no. 15, Oct. 2012, pp. 1501–09. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s00396-012-2672-4. Full Text

Larsen, Brian A., et al. “Effect of solvent polarity and electrophilicity on quantum yields and solvatochromic shifts of single-walled carbon nanotube photoluminescence.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 134, no. 30, Aug. 2012, pp. 12485–91. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja2114618. Full Text

Li, Zhihai, et al. “Quasi-ohmic single molecule charge transport through highly conjugated meso-to-meso ethyne-bridged porphyrin wires.Nano Letters, vol. 12, no. 6, June 2012, pp. 2722–27. Epmc, doi:10.1021/nl2043216. Full Text

Jiang, N., et al. “Design of coupled porphyrin chromophores with unusually large hyperpolarizabilities.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 116, no. 17, May 2012, pp. 9724–33. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp2115065. Full Text

Conklin, David, et al. “Electronic transport in porphyrin supermolecule-gold nanoparticle assemblies.Nano Letters, vol. 12, no. 5, May 2012, pp. 2414–19. Epmc, doi:10.1021/nl300400a. Full Text