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

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

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

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.