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

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

Park, Jaehong, et al. “Dynamics and transient absorption spectral signatures of the single-wall carbon nanotube electronically excited triplet state.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 133, no. 43, Nov. 2011, pp. 17156–59. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja2079477. Full Text

Kamat, Neha P., et al. “Sensing membrane stress with near IR-emissive porphyrins.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 108, no. 34, Aug. 2011, pp. 13984–89. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1102125108. Full Text

Susumu, Kimihiro, et al. “Two-photon absorption properties of proquinoidal D-A-D and A-D-A quadrupolar chromophores.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, vol. 115, no. 22, June 2011, pp. 5525–39. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp2000738. Full Text

Guay, Daniel, et al. “Synthesis and SAR of pyrimidine-based, non-nucleotide P2Y14 receptor antagonists.Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, vol. 21, no. 10, May 2011, pp. 2832–35. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.bmcl.2011.03.084. Full Text

Gauthier, Jacques Yves, et al. “The identification of 4,7-disubstituted naphthoic acid derivatives as UDP-competitive antagonists of P2Y14.Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, vol. 21, no. 10, May 2011, pp. 2836–39. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.bmcl.2011.03.081. Full Text

Kang, Y. K., et al. “Electron transfer reactions of rigid, cofacially compressed, π-stacked porphyrin-bridge-quinone systems.” Coordination Chemistry Reviews, vol. 255, no. 7–8, Apr. 2011, pp. 804–24. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.ccr.2010.12.011. Full Text

Lebedeva, Natalia V., et al. “Structural and pH dependence of excited state PCET reactions involving reductive quenching of the MLCT excited state of [RuII(bpy)2(bpz)]2+ by hydroquinones.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, vol. 115, no. 15, Apr. 2011, pp. 3346–56. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp200381n. Full Text