The Therien Lab at Duke University is home to graduate and undergraduate students in the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as Post Doctoral Scholars.  Students and Post-docs are encouraged to explore a broad range of interests and develop both theoretical and experimental skills.  Undergraduates, Graduate Students, and Post-Docs interested in joining the Therien Research Group are encouraged to please navigate this site to learn more information.

June 2018 – Farewell to Dr. Bai
We had a great night at El Corral!

January 2018 – Welcomes New First Years!
Erin Viere has joined the Therien group. 

January 2018 – New published Journal Paper
“Dynamics of charged excitons in electronically and morphologically homogeneous single-walled carbon nanotubes” has been published in PNAS. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1712971115

November 2017 – Doctoral Defense
Ting Jiang and Yusong Bai successfully defend their doctoral degree. Congratulation to Dr. Jiang and Dr. Bai!

November 2017 – New published Journal Paper
“Molecular Road Map to Tuning Ground State Absorption and Excited State Dynamics of Long-Wavelength Absorbers” has been published in JACS. DOI:10.1021/jacs.7b09982

August 2017 – New published Journal Paper
“NIR-emissive PEG-b-TCL Micelles for Breast Tumor Imaging and Minimally Invasive Pharmacokinetic Analysis” has been published in Nanoscale. DOI:10.1039/C7NR02363D

June 2017 – New published Journal Paper
“Engineering High-Potential Photo-oxidants with Panchromatic Absorption” has been published in JACS. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b04400

June 2017 – New published Journal Paper
“Alkyne-Bridged Multi[Copper(II) Porphyrin] Structures: Nuances of Orbital Symmetry in Long-Range, Through-Bond Mediated, Iso-tropic Spin Exchange Interactions” has been published in JACS. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b03252

May 2017 – Doctoral Defense
Ruobing Wang successfully defends his doctoral degree. Congratulation to Dr. Wang!

April 2017 – New published Journal Paper
“On the Importance of Electronic Symmetry for Triplet State Delocalization” has been published in JACS.

March 2017 – New Group Picture!
Group picture and current members have been updated.

January 2017 – Welcomes New First Years!
Chih-Hung Ko and Zachary Widel have joined the Therien group.