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 Group are encouraged to please navigate this site to learn more information.

November 2019 – New published Journal Paper
“Orientational Dependence of Cofacial Porphyrin-Quinone Electronic Interactions within the Strong Coupling Regime” has been accepted in JPCB. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b07627

August 2019 – New published Journal Paper
“Low-Resistance Molecular Wires Propagate Spin Polarized Currents” has been accepted in JACS. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b06142

August 2019 – New published Journal Paper
“Excitation energy-dependent photocurrent switching in a single-molecule photodiode” has been published in PNAS. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1907118116

August 2019 – New published Journal Paper
“Mapping hole hopping escape routes in proteins” has been published in PNAS. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1906394116

June 2019 – Welcomes New Lab Members!
Postdoc Rui Liu has joined the Therien group.

June 2019 – New published Journal Paper
“Engineering opposite electronic polarization of singlet and triplet states increases the yield of high-energy photoproducts” has been published in PNAS. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1901752116

January 2019 – New Group Picture
We took group pictures at the patio of French Science Center.  

January 2019 – Welcomes New Lab Members!
Haleh Jeddi and Francesco Mastrocinque have joined the Therien group. 

October 2018 – New published Journal Paper
“Quantitative Evaluation of Optical Free Carrier Generation in Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes” has been published in JACS. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b05598

July 2018 – New published Journal Paper

“Solvent- and Wavelength-Dependent Photoluminescence Relaxation Dynamics of Carbon Nanotube sp3 Defect States” has been published in ACS Nano. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b02909

August 2018 – Welcomes New Lab Members!
Postdoc Dr. Animesh Nayak has joined the Therien group. 

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.

March 2015 – Doctoral Defense
Congratulations to Dr. Chrissy Hofmann on a successful defense!

January 2015 – Doctoral Defense
Congratulations to Dr. Josh Stecher on a successful defense!

January 2015 – Welcomes New First Years!
George Bullard has joined the Therien group.

November 2014 – Doctoral Defense
Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Rawson on a successful defense! 

May 2014 – Welcomes Undergraduate Researchers!
Welcome to undergraduate researchers Rachel Carpenter and Sam Drajesk who will be joining our lab this summer as part of the MRSEC-REU program.

March 2014 – Welcomes New Lab Members!
Welcome to our new post-doctoral researcher, Dr. Melanie O’Sullivan.

November 2013 – Doctoral Defense
Congratulations to Dr. Ian Stanton on a successful defense! 

July 2013 – Doctoral Defense
Congratulations to Dr. Jaehong Park on a successful defense! 

May 2013 – Welcomes Undergraduate Researchers!
Welcome to undergraduate researcher Amanda Marsh who will be joining our lab this summer as part of the NSF-REU program.