Warren S. Warren

Warren S. 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
  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Professor of Physics
  • Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
  • Chair in the Department of Physics

Contact Information

Education

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

Research Interests

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.

Specialties

Medical Imaging

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Fellow. International Society for Optics and Photonics. 2013
  • Herbert P. Broida Prize. American Physical Society. 2011

Courses Taught

  • BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • 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 541: Quantum Chemistry
  • CHEM 543: Statistical Thermodynamics
  • CHEM 590-1: Special Topics in Chemistry
  • 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

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Davis, RM; Zhou, Z; Chung, H; Warren, WS, Multi-spin echo spatial encoding provides three-fold improvement of temperature precision during intermolecular zero quantum thermometry., Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol 75 no. 5 (2016), pp. 1958-1966 [abs].
  • Theis, T; Ortiz, GX; Logan, AW; Claytor, KE; Feng, Y; Huhn, WP; Blum, V; Malcolmson, SJ; Chekmenev, EY; Wang, Q; Warren, WS, Direct and cost-efficient hyperpolarization of long-lived nuclear spin states on universal (15)N2-diazirine molecular tags., Science Advances, vol 2 no. 3 (2016) [abs].
  • Shchepin, RV; Truong, ML; Theis, T; Coffey, AM; Shi, F; Waddell, KW; Warren, WS; Goodson, BM; Chekmenev, EY, Hyperpolarization of "Neat" Liquids by NMR Signal Amplification by Reversible Exchange., Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, vol 6 no. 10 (2015), pp. 1961-1967 [abs].
  • Wilson, JW; Degan, S; Gainey, CS; Mitropoulos, T; Simpson, MJ; Zhang, JY; Warren, WS, Comparing in vivo pump-probe and multiphoton fluorescence microscopy of melanoma and pigmented lesions., Journal of Biomedical Optics, vol 20 no. 5 (2015) [abs].
  • Truong, ML; Theis, T; Coffey, AM; Shchepin, RV; Waddell, KW; Shi, F; Goodson, BM; Warren, WS; Chekmenev, EY, (15)N Hyperpolarization by Reversible Exchange Using SABRE-SHEATH., The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol 119 no. 16 (2015), pp. 8786-8797 [abs].