Warren S. Warren

Warren

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

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Education:

  • Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley, 1980
  • M.S. University of California at 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
  • 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
  • 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:

  • CHEM 210DL: 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 543: Statistical Thermodynamics
  • EGR 393: Research Projects in Engineering
  • PHYSICS 493: Research Independent Study
  • PHYSICS 766S: Physics Research Seminar
  • PHYSICS 771: Mini-Course on Current Research in Physics

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