Warren S. Warren

Warren

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Our work focuses on the design and application of what might best be called novel pulsed techniques, using controlled radiation fields to alter dynamics. The heart of the work is chemical physics, and most of what we do is ultrafast laser spectroscopy or nuclear magnetic resonance. It generally involves an intimate mixture of theory and experiment: recent publications are roughly an equal mix of pencil- and-paper theory, computer calculations with our workstations, and experiments. Collaborations also play an important role, particularly for medical applications.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Professor of Radiology
  • Professor of Physics
  • Member of the Duke Cancer Institute

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 2217 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-1604
  • Email Address: warren.warren@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • Ph.D. University of California - Berkeley, 1980
  • M.S. University of California - Berkeley, 1979

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Deputy Editor (Physics). Science Advances. 2017
  • Liversedge Medal. Royal Society of Chemistry. 2017
  • Mees Medal. Optical Society of America. 2015
  • Chair, Fellowship Committee. International Society for Magnetic Resonance. 2014
  • Elected Fellow. International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). 2013
  • Executive Committee and Program Committee. International Society for Magnetic Resonance. 2013
  • Fellow. Optical Society of America. 2013
  • Elected Fellow. Optical Society of America. 2012
  • Herbert P. Broida Prize. American Physical Society. 2011
  • Chair, Division of Laser Science. American Physical Society. 2010
  • Award for Outstanding Achievements in Magnetic Resonance. Eastern Analytical Symposium. 2008
  • Fellow (Inaugural Class). International Society for Magnetic Resonance. 2008
  • Laserfest Technical Advisory Committee. Joint APS/OSA/SPIE/IEEE. 2008
  • Program Co-Chair. Imaging in 2020. 2007
  • AAAS Fellow. American Association for the Advancement of Science. 2004
  • Chairman. Experimental NMR Conference. 2004
  • Executive Committee. Experimental NMR Conference. 2004
  • Elected Fellow. AAAS. 2003
  • Chairman, Princeton Section. American Chemical Society. 2000
  • Outstanding Academic Book, Choice Magazine. American Library Association. 2000
  • Chairman, Princeton Section. American Chemical Society. 1999
  • Innovation Award in Neuroscience (Inaugural Year). McKnight Foundation. 1999
  • Elected Fellow. American Physical Society. 1998
  • Executive Committee. Experimental NMR Conference. 1998
  • Outstanding Academic Book, Choice Magazine. American Library Association. 1994
  • Chairman, Princeton Section. American Chemical Society. 1990
  • Fellow. Alfred P. Sloan Fellow. 1986
  • Charter Member, Defense Science Study Group. Institute for Defense Analyses. 1985
  • Nobel Laureate Signature Award. American Chemical Society. 1982
  • Young Faculty Grant. Dreyfus Foundation. 1982
  • Postdoctoral Fellow. National Science Foundation. 1981
  • Graduate Fellow. National Science Foundation. 1977
  • Harvard National Scholar. Harvard University. 1974

Courses Taught

  • BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • CHEM 210D: Modern Applications of Chemical Principles
  • CHEM 393: Research Independent Study
  • CHEM 394: Research Independent Study
  • CHEM 493: Research Independent Study
  • CHEM 494: Research Independent Study
  • CHEM 590: Special Topics in Chemistry
  • PHYSICS 493: Research Independent Study
  • PHYSICS 590: Selected Topics in Theoretical Physics
  • PHYSICS 766S: Physics Research Seminar
  • PHYSICS 791: SPECIAL READINGS
  • PHYSICS 846: Topics in Theoretical Physics

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Colell, JFP; Logan, AWJ; Zhou, Z; Lindale, JR; Laasner, R; Shchepin, RV; Chekmenev, EY; Blum, V; Warren, WS; Malcolmson, SJ; Theis, T, Rational ligand choice extends the SABRE substrate scope., Chemical Communications, vol 56 no. 65 (2020), pp. 9336-9339 [10.1039/d0cc01330g] [abs].
  • Yu, J; Li, Z; Kolodziej, C; Kuyuldar, S; Warren, WS; Burda, C; Fischer, MC, Visualizing the impact of chloride addition on the microscopic carrier dynamics of MAPbI3 thin films using femtosecond transient absorption microscopy, The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol 151 no. 23 (2019), pp. 234710-234710 [10.1063/1.5127875] [abs].
  • Lindale, JR; Tanner, CPN; Eriksson, SL; Warren, WS, Decoupled LIGHT-SABRE variants allow hyperpolarization of asymmetric SABRE systems at an arbitrary field., Journal of Magnetic Resonance (San Diego, Calif. : 1997), vol 307 (2019) [10.1016/j.jmr.2019.106577] [abs].
  • Zhang, G; Colell, JFP; Glachet, T; Lindale, JR; Reboul, V; Theis, T; Warren, WS, Terminal Diazirines Enable Reverse Polarization Transfer from 15 N2 Singlets., Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol 58 no. 32 (2019), pp. 11118-11124 [10.1002/anie.201904026] [abs].
  • Tanner, CPN; Lindale, JR; Eriksson, SL; Zhou, Z; Colell, JFP; Theis, T; Warren, WS, Selective hyperpolarization of heteronuclear singlet states via pulsed microtesla SABRE., The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol 151 no. 4 (2019) [10.1063/1.5108644] [abs].