Faculty Profiles

Weitao Yang
Philip Handler Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
5310 French Family Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1562
(919) 660-1605



Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 1986

B.S., Peking University (China) 1982

Research Areas:
Theoretical, Physical

Scholl, Zackary N., et al. “Direct observation of multimer stabilization in the mechanical unfolding pathway of a protein undergoing oligomerization.Acs Nano, vol. 9, no. 2, Feb. 2015, pp. 1189–97. Epmc, doi:10.1021/nn504686f. Full Text

Li, Chen, et al. “Local scaling correction for reducing delocalization error in density functional approximations.Physical Review Letters, vol. 114, no. 5, Feb. 2015, p. 053001. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.114.053001. Full Text

Scholl, Z. N., et al. “Erratum: Chaperones rescue luciferase folding by separating its domains (Journal of Biological Chemistry (2014) 289 (28607-28618) DOI: 10.1074/jbc.A114.582049).” Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol. 290, no. 2, Jan. 2015, p. 883. Scopus, doi:10.1074/jbc.A114.582049. Full Text

Zhang, Du, et al. “Analytic gradients, geometry optimization and excited state potential energy surfaces from the particle-particle random phase approximation.Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics : Pccp, vol. 17, no. 2, Jan. 2015, pp. 1025–38. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c4cp04109g. Full Text

Peng, Degao, et al. “Restricted second random phase approximations and Tamm-Dancoff approximations for electronic excitation energy calculations.The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 141, no. 21, Dec. 2014, p. 214102. Epmc, doi:10.1063/1.4901716. Full Text

Guo, Hua, et al. “A tribute to Guosen Yan.” Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, vol. 133, no. 12, Springer Science and Business Media LLC, Dec. 2014. Crossref, doi:10.1007/s00214-014-1581-7. Full Text

Scholl, Zackary N., et al. “Chaperones rescue luciferase folding by separating its domains.The Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol. 289, no. 41, Oct. 2014, pp. 28607–18. Epmc, doi:10.1074/jbc.m114.582049. Full Text

Su, Neil Qiang, et al. “Fractional charge behavior and band gap predictions with the XYG3 type of doubly hybrid density functionals.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, vol. 118, no. 39, Oct. 2014, pp. 9201–11. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp5029992. Full Text

Yang, Yang, et al. “Excitation energies from particle-particle random phase approximation: Davidson algorithm and benchmark studies.” The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 141, no. 12, AIP Publishing, Sept. 2014, pp. 124104–124104. Crossref, doi:10.1063/1.4895792. Full Text

Li, Y., et al. “Shifting electronic structure by inherent tension in molecular bottlebrushes with polythiophene backbones.” Acs Macro Letters, vol. 3, no. 8, Aug. 2014, pp. 738–42. Scopus, doi:10.1021/mz5003323. Full Text