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

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

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

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

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

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