Faculty Profiles

Peng Zhang
Associate Research Professor of Chemistry
5313 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 660-1675
(919) 660-1605



Postdoctoral Associate, Harvard Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics, Harvard University 2005 - 2011

Ph.D., Emory University 2005

M.S., Peking University (China) 1999

B.S., Zhengzhou University (China) 1996

Research Areas:
Theoretical, Physical

Liu, R., et al. “Improving Solar Cell Performance Using Quantum Dot Triad Charge-Separation Engines.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 122, no. 11, Mar. 2018, pp. 5924–34. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b00010. Full Text

Yang, Benhui, et al. “Full-Dimensional Quantum Dynamics of SiO in Collision with H2.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, vol. 122, no. 6, Feb. 2018, pp. 1511–20. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpca.7b09762. Full Text

Zhang, Peng, et al. “Electron Bifurcation: Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Two-Electron Brokering in Biological Redox Chemistry.Accounts of Chemical Research, vol. 50, no. 9, Sept. 2017, pp. 2410–17. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00327. Full Text

Bai, Yusong, et al. “Controlling the excited-state dynamics of low band gap, near-infrared absorbers via proquinoidal unit electronic structural modulation.Chemical Science, vol. 8, no. 9, Sept. 2017, pp. 5889–901. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c7sc02150j. Full Text

Liu, R., et al. “Controlling the Electron-Transfer Kinetics of Quantum-Dot Assemblies.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 121, no. 27, July 2017, pp. 14401–12. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b02261. Full Text

Beall, Edward, et al. “Effects of the Backbone and Chemical Linker on the Molecular Conductance of Nucleic Acid Duplexes.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 139, no. 19, May 2017, pp. 6726–35. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.7b02260. Full Text

Zhang, Y., et al. “DNA charge transport: Moving beyond 1D.” Surface Science, vol. 652, Oct. 2016, pp. 33–38. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.susc.2016.03.011. Full Text

Liu, Chaoren, et al. “Engineering nanometre-scale coherence in soft matter.Nature Chemistry, vol. 8, no. 10, Oct. 2016, pp. 941–45. Epmc, doi:10.1038/nchem.2545. Full Text

Yang, Benhui, et al. “Full-dimensional quantum dynamics of CO in collision with H2.The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 145, no. 3, July 2016, p. 034308. Epmc, doi:10.1063/1.4958951. Full Text

Liu, Chaoren, et al. “Coarse-Grained Theory of Biological Charge Transfer with Spatially and Temporally Correlated Noise.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 120, no. 15, Apr. 2016, pp. 3624–33. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b01018. Full Text