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

Singh-Rachford, T. N., et al. “Erratum: Supermolecular-chromophore-sensitized near-infrared-to-visible photon upconversion (Journal of the American Chemical Society (2010) 132 (14203-14211) DOI: 10.1021/ja105510k).” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 133, no. 8, Mar. 2011, p. 2791. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja200045y. Full Text

Ishizuka, Tomoya, et al. “The roles of molecular structure and effective optical symmetry in evolving dipolar chromophoric building blocks to potent octopolar nonlinear optical chromophores.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 133, no. 9, Mar. 2011, pp. 2884–96. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja105004k. Full Text

Isabel, Elise, et al. “Difluoroethylamines as an amide isostere in inhibitors of cathepsin K.Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, vol. 21, no. 3, Feb. 2011, pp. 920–23. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.bmcl.2010.12.070. Full Text

Robbins, Gregory P., et al. “Effects of Membrane Rheology on Leuko-polymersome Adhesion to Inflammatory Ligands.Soft Matter, vol. 7, no. 2, Jan. 2011, pp. 769–79. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c0sm00554a. Full Text

Chi, S. H., et al. “Two-photon accessed excited state absorption in bis(terpyridyl osmium)-(porphinato)zinc.” 2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics: Laser Science to Photonic Applications, Cleo 2011, Jan. 2011. Scopus, doi:10.1364/cleo_si.2011.ctul2. Full Text

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