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

Bruce, Robert C., et al. “Valence Band Dependent Charge Transport in Bulk Molecular Electronic Devices Incorporating Highly Conjugated Multi-[(Porphinato)Metal] Oligomers.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 138, no. 7, Feb. 2016, pp. 2078–81. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.5b10772. Full Text

Rawson, Jeff, et al. “Extreme electron polaron spatial delocalization in π-conjugated materials.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 112, no. 45, Nov. 2015, pp. 13779–83. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1512318112. Full Text

Polizzi, Nicholas F., et al. “Defusing redox bombs?Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 112, no. 35, Sept. 2015, pp. 10821–22. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1513520112. Full Text

Olivier, Jean-Hubert, et al. “Unambiguous Diagnosis of Photoinduced Charge Carrier Signatures in a Stoichiometrically Controlled Semiconducting Polymer-Wrapped Carbon Nanotube Assembly.Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), vol. 54, no. 28, July 2015, pp. 8133–38. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.201501364. Full Text

Rawson, Jeff, et al. “Electron Spin Relaxation of Hole and Electron Polarons in π-Conjugated Porphyrin Arrays: Spintronic Implications.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 119, no. 24, June 2015, pp. 7681–89. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp5122728. Full Text

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