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Michael J. Therien, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Chemistry

Michael J. Therien
Contact Info:
Office Location:  5330 French Family Science Cen
Office Phone:  (919) 660-1670
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://www.chem.duke.edu/~mt83/

Teaching (Fall 2018):

  • CHEM 521.01, INORGANIC CHEMISTRY Synopsis
    French Sci 2237, MWF 10:20 AM-11:10 AM
Education:

Ph.D.University of California at San Diego1987
B.S.University of St. Andrews (Scotland)1982
Specialties:

Physical
Organic
Biomolecular Structure and Function
Synthesis
Nanoscience and Materials
Inorganic
Research Interests:

Our research involves the synthesis of compounds, supramolecular assemblies, nano-scale objects, and electronic materials with unusual ground-and excited-state characteristics, and interrogating these structures using state-of-the-art transient optical, spectroscopic, photophysical, and electrochemical methods. Over chemical dimensions that span molecules to materials, we probe experimental and theoretical aspects of charge migration reactions and ultrafast electron transfer processes. Insights into the structure-property relationships of molecular, nanoscale, and macroscopic materials allow us to fabricate polarizable and hyperpolarizable chromophores, structures for molecular electronics applications, optical limiters, and a wide range of other electrooptic and photonic materials that include novel conducting polymers, structures for solar energy conversion, and new platforms for in vivo optical imaging. Other efforts in our laboratory involve the elaborating de novo electron- and energy-transfer proteins, interrogating catalytic redox reactions, designing catalysts for small molecule activation, and developing new tools to manipulate nanoscale structures.

Areas of Interest:

Sythesis
Nanoscience and Materials
Inorganic

Keywords:

Absorption • Albumins • Algorithms • Alkynes • Amino Acid Sequence • Amino Acids • Animals • Antibodies • Antigen-Antibody Reactions • Antineoplastic Agents • Benzoquinones • Biocompatible Materials • Biological Markers • Butadienes • Carbon nanotubes • Cattle • Cell Adhesion • Cell Line, Tumor • Cell Membrane • Cell Movement • Cell Survival • Cells, Cultured • Chromatography, Gel • Circular Dichroism • Coloring Agents • Computer Simulation • Contrast Media • Cryoelectron Microscopy • Cytological Techniques • Dendritic Cells • Diagnostic Imaging • Dimerization • Drug Carriers • Drug Delivery Systems • Drug Design • Elastomers • Electric Conductivity • Electrochemistry • Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy • Electron Transport • Electrons • Ethers • Ferric Compounds • Ferritins • Fluorescence • Fluorescent Dyes • Gases • Gene Products, tat • Heme • Horses • Humans • Hydrogen Bonding • Hydrogen-Ion Concentration • Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Interactions • Hydroquinones • Imidazoles • Imidoesters • Inflammation • Infrared Rays • Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 • Ions • Iron • Kinetics • Lanthanoid Series Elements • Lasers • Least-Squares Analysis • Leukocytes • Ligands • Ligation • Light • Lipid Bilayers • Lipoproteins, LDL • Liposomes • Lithium • Lymph Nodes • Lymphocyte Culture Test, Mixed • Lysine • Male • Materials Testing • Melanoma, Experimental • Membrane Proteins • Membranes, Artificial • Metalloporphyrins • Metalloproteins • Methods • Mice • Micelles • Microscopy, Confocal • Microscopy, Electron, Transmission • Microscopy, Fluorescence • Microscopy, Fluorescence, Multiphoton • Models, Biological • Models, Chemical • Models, Molecular • Molecular Conformation • Molecular Dynamics Simulation • Molecular Mimicry • Molecular Probe Techniques • Molecular Probes • Molecular Sequence Data • Molecular Structure • Molecular Weight • Multiprotein Complexes • Myoglobin • Nanomedicine • Nanoparticles • Nanostructures • Nanotechnology • Nanotubes, Carbon • Neoplasms • Nonlinear Dynamics • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Biomolecular • Oligosaccharides • Optical Processes • Optics and Photonics • Organometallic Compounds • Oxidation-Reduction • P-Selectin • Particle Size • Peptides • Phenotype • Phospholipids • Photochemical Processes • Photochemistry • Photons • Photosynthesis • Photosynthetic Reaction Center Complex Proteins • Polyesters • Polyethylene • Polyethylene Glycols • Polyethylenes • Polymers • Porphyrins • Potentiometry • Protein Binding • Protein Conformation • Protein Folding • Protein Multimerization • Protein Structure, Quaternary • Protein Structure, Secondary • Protein Transport • Proteins • Protons • Pyridines • Quantum Theory • Quinones • Quinoxalines • Rats • Rats, Inbred F344 • Research Design • Ruthenium • Ruthenium Compounds • Semiconductors • Sensitivity and Specificity • Solubility • Spectrometry, Fluorescence • Spectrophotometry • Spectrophotometry, Atomic • Spectrophotometry, Infrared • Spectrophotometry, Ultraviolet • Spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared • Spectroscopy, Near-Infrared • Spectrum Analysis • Spleen • Static Electricity • Stereoisomerism • Stress, Physiological • Structure-Activity Relationship • Substrate Specificity • Surface Properties • Temperature • Thermodynamics • Thiadiazoles • Thiocarbamates • Time Factors • Titrimetry • Ultracentrifugation • Water • X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy • X-Ray Diffraction • Yttrium • Zinc • Zinc Compounds

Curriculum Vitae
Current Ph.D. Students  

  • Ian Stanton  
  • Laura Cleveland  
  • Jeffrey Rawson  
  • Josh Stetcher  
  • Jae-Hong Park  
  • Animesh Nayak  
  • Wei Qi  
  • Pravas Deria  
Postdocs Mentored

  • Ying Ma (August, 2008 - present)  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Belley, MD; Craciunescu, O; Chang, Z; Langloss, BW; Stanton, IN; Yoshizumi, TT; Therien, MJ; Chino, JP, Real-time dose-rate monitoring with gynecologic brachytherapy: Results of an initial clinical trial., Brachytherapy (August, 2018) [doi]  [abs]
  2. He, X; Velizhanin, KA; Bullard, G; Bai, Y; Olivier, J-H; Hartmann, NF; Gifford, BJ; Kilina, S; Tretiak, S; Htoon, H; Therien, MJ; Doorn, SK, Solvent- and Wavelength-Dependent Photoluminescence Relaxation Dynamics of Carbon Nanotube sp3 Defect States., Acs Nano, vol. 12 no. 8 (August, 2018), pp. 8060-8070 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Park, J; Park, TH; Sinks, LE; Deria, P; Park, J; Baik, MH; Therien, MJ, Unusual solvent polarity dependent excitation relaxation dynamics of a bis[: P -ethynyldithiobenzoato]Pd-linked bis[(porphinato)zinc] complex, vol. 3 no. 1 (February, 2018), pp. 275-284 [doi]  [abs]
  4. Stanton, IN; Ayres, JA; Stecher, JT; Fischer, MC; Scharpf, D; Scheuch, JD; Therien, MJ, Power-Dependent Radiant Flux and Absolute Quantum Yields of Upconversion Nanocrystals under Continuous and Pulsed Excitation, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 122 no. 1 (January, 2018), pp. 252-259 [doi]  [abs]
  5. Bai, Y; Olivier, J-H; Bullard, G; Liu, C; Therien, MJ, Dynamics of charged excitons in electronically and morphologically homogeneous single-walled carbon nanotubes., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 115 no. 4 (January, 2018), pp. 674-679 [doi]  [abs]


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