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

Korendovych, Ivan V., et al. “De novo design and molecular assembly of a transmembrane diporphyrin-binding protein complex..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 132, no. 44, Nov. 2010, pp. 15516–18. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja107487b. Full Text Open Access Copy

De Mey, K., et al. “Analysis of the unusual wavelength dependence of the first hyperpolarizability of porphyrin derivatives.” Proceedings of Spie  the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 7774, Oct. 2010. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.859819. Full Text

Singh-Rachford, Tanya N., et al. “Supermolecular-chromophore-sensitized near-infrared-to-visible photon upconversion..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 132, no. 40, Oct. 2010, pp. 14203–11. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja105510k. Full Text Open Access Copy

Robbins, Gregory P., et al. “Tunable leuko-polymersomes that adhere specifically to inflammatory markers..” Langmuir : The Acs Journal of Surfaces and Colloids, vol. 26, no. 17, Sept. 2010, pp. 14089–96. Epmc, doi:10.1021/la1017032. Full Text

Kamat, Neha P., et al. “A Generalized System for Photo-Responsive Membrane Rupture in Polymersomes..” Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 20, no. 16, Aug. 2010, pp. 2588–96. Epmc, doi:10.1002/adfm.201000659. Full Text

Xing, Yangjun, et al. “Optimizing single-molecule conductivity of conjugated organic oligomers with carbodithioate linkers..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 132, no. 23, June 2010, pp. 7946–56. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja909559m. Full Text Open Access Copy