Mathieu Thérézien


Doctoral Candidate


Contact Information:

  • Office Location: 2417 CIEMAS
  • Office Phone: 919 660 5559
  • Email Address:


2008–present: PhD student in the Wiesner Research Group, Duke University

2003–2008: Masters degree in Forest Ecology at Duke University

1999–2001: Masters degree in Environmental Sciences at the EPFL (Polytechnic Federal School, Lausanne, Switzerland)

1996–2000: Engineering degree in Physics and Chemistry at the ESPCI (Industrial Physics and Chemistry Higher Educational Institution, Paris, France). Specialization in Chemistry and Materials.

Research Interests:

Mechanistic heterogeneous aggregation modeling. Applications of aggregation modeling to bacterial inactivation by nanoparticles.


  • Barton, L.E., Therezien, M., Auffan, M., Bottero, J.-Y., Wiesner, M.R. (2014). Theory and Methodology for Determining Nanoparticle Affinity for Heteroaggregation in Environmental Matrices Using Batch Measurements. Environmental Engineering Science 07/2014; 31(7):421-427.
  • Therezien, M., Thill, A., Wiesner, M.R. (2014). Importance of heterogeneous aggregation for NP fate in natural and engineered systems. Science of The Total Environment 04/2014; 485-486C:309-318.
  • Ferris, R.J., Lin, S., Therezien, M., Yellen, B.B., Zauscher, S. (2013). Electric Double Layer Formed by Polarized Ferroelectric Thin Films. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 03/2013; 5(7).
  • Lowry, G.V., Espinasse, B.P., Badireddy, A.R., Richardson, C.J., Reinsch, B.C., Bryant, L.D., Bone, A.J., Deonarine, A., Chae, S., Therezien, M., Colman, B.P., Hsu-Kim, H., Bernhardt, E.S., Matson, C.W., Wiesner, M.R. (2012). Long-Term Transformation and Fate of Manufactured Ag Nanoparticles in a Simulated Large Scale Freshwater Emergent Wetland. Environmental Science & Technology 04/2012; 46(13):7027-36.
  • Chae, S.R., Therezien, M., Farner Budarz, J., Wessel, L., Lin, S., Xiao, Y., & Wiesner, M.R. (2011). Comparison of the Photosensitivity and Bacterial Toxicity of Spherical and Tubular Fullerenes of Variable Aggregate Size. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 13(10), 5121-5127.
  • Kim, H.-S., Palmroth, S., Thérézien, M., Stenberg P., Oren, R. (2011). Analysis of the sensitivity of absorbed light and incident light profile to various canopy architecture and stand conditions. Tree Physiology 03/2011; 31(1):30-47.
  • Chae, S.R., Badireddy, A.R., Farner Budarz, J., Lin, S., Xiao, Y., Therezien, M., & Wiesner, M.R. (2010). Heterogeneities in Fullerene Nanoparticle Aggregates Affecting Reactivity, Bioactivity, and Transport. ACS Nano, 4(9), 5011-5018.
  • Domec, J.-C., Palmroth, S., Ward, E., Maier, C.A., Thérézien, M., Oren, R. (2009). Acclimation of leaf hydraulic conductance and stomatal conductance of Pinus taeda (loblolly pine) to long-term growth in elevated CO(2) (free-air CO(2) enrichment) and N-fertilization. Plant Cell and Environment 07/2009; 32(11):1500-12.
  • Thérézien M., Palmroth S., Brady R., Oren R. (2007), Estimation of Light Interception Properties of Conifer Shoots by an Improved Photographic Method and a 3D Model of Shoot Structure, Tree Physiology 27:1375-1387.

Conference presentations:

  • Therezien, M., Wiesner, M.R. “Heterogeneous Aggregation Modeling and Bacterial inactivation potential”. Fourth Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference. Portland, OR, November 8-10, 2015. Poster Presentation.
  • Therezien, M., Wiesner, M.R. “Heterogeneous Aggregation Modeling”. Gordon research Conference on Environmental Nanotechnology. Mount Snow, VT, June 21-26, 2015. Poster Presentation.
  • Therezien, M., Wiesner, M.R. “Heterogeneous Aggregation and Bacterial inactivation modeling”. 7th International Water and Health Seminar, Cannes, France. June 29-July 01, 2015. Oral Presentation.
  • Therezien, M., “’Useful’ Hetero-Aggregation Modeling”. CEINT Annual Meeting, Durham, NC, May 13-14 2015. Oral Presentation.
  • Therezien, M., “Heterogeneous Aggregation Modeling”. CEINT Annual Meeting, Durham, NC, May 21-22 2014. Oral Presentation.
  • Therezien, M., Thill, A., Wiesner, M.R. “Heterogeneous Aggregation Modeling and the importance thereof”. CEINT Annual Meeting, Durham, NC, March 4-5 2013. Poster Presentation, Oral Presentation.
  • Therezien, M., Thill, A., Wiesner, M.R. “Heterogeneous Aggregation in Water”. Gordon Research Conference - Environmental Nanotechnology, Waterville Valley, NH, May 29 – June 3, 2011. Poster Presentation.