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

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

Koo, Jaseung, et al. “Acentric 2-D ensembles of D-br-A electron-transfer chromophores via vectorial orientation within amphiphilic n-helix bundle peptides for photovoltaic device applications.Langmuir : The Acs Journal of Surfaces and Colloids, vol. 28, no. 6, Feb. 2012, pp. 3227–38. Epmc, doi:10.1021/la205002f. Full Text

Rosario-Canales, Mariem R., et al. “Composite electronic materials based on poly(3,4-propylenedioxythiophene) and highly charged poly(aryleneethynylene)-wrapped carbon nanotubes for supercapacitors.Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 4, no. 1, Jan. 2012, pp. 102–09. Epmc, doi:10.1021/am201041p. Full Text

Conklin, D., et al. “Controlling polarization dependent reactions to fabricate multi-component functional nanostructures.” Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 21, no. 24, Dec. 2011, pp. 4712–18. Scopus, doi:10.1002/adfm.201101673. Full Text

Chi, S. H., et al. “Two-photon accessed excited state absorption in bis(terpyridyl osmium)-(porphinato)zinc.” Optics Infobase Conference Papers, Dec. 2011.

Chi, S. H., et al. “Photophysics of a near IR nonlinear absorber for waveguide applications.” Optics Infobase Conference Papers, Dec. 2011.

Flom, S. R., et al. “Near IR nonlinear optics of an organic supermolecule.” Optics Infobase Conference Papers, Dec. 2011.

Chi, S. H., et al. “Near IR nonlinear absorption of an organic supermolecule [Invited].” Optical Materials Express, vol. 1, no. 7, Nov. 2011, pp. 1383–92. Scopus, doi:10.1364/OME.1.001383. Full Text