Warren S. Warren

Chemistry

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Warren S. Warren Profile Photo
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Bio

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.

Education

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

Positions

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

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Raymond Andrew Prize (mentor). Ampere Society. 2022
  • Gunther Laukien Prize. Experimental NMR Conference. 2020
  • 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
  • Fellow. Optical Society of America. 2013
  • 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
  • Laserfest Technical Advisory Committee. Joint APS/OSA/SPIE/IEEE. 2008
  • Fellow (Inaugural Class). International Society for Magnetic Resonance. 2008
  • Award for Outstanding Achievements in Magnetic Resonance. Eastern Analytical Symposium. 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
  • Executive Committee. Experimental NMR Conference. 1998
  • Elected Fellow. American Physical Society. 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

  • PHYSICS 590: Selected Topics in Theoretical Physics
  • PHYSICS 493: Research Independent Study
  • CHEM 494: Research Independent Study
  • CHEM 493: Research Independent Study
  • CHEM 394: Research Independent Study
  • CHEM 393: Research Independent Study
  • CHEM 210D: Modern Applications of Chemical Principles
  • BME 494: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)