Warren S. Warren, James B. Duke Professor of Physics, Chemistry, Professor of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering and Member of Duke Cancer Institute  

Warren S. Warren

Office Location: 2217 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-1604
Email Address: warren.warren@duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.chem.duke.edu/~wwarren

Specialties:
Physical
Medical Imaging
Biomolecular Structure and Function
Theory and Modeling

Education:
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1980
M.S., University of California at Berkeley, 1979
A.B. - Chemistry and Physics, summa cum laude, Harvard University, 1977

Research Description: 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.

Teaching (Spring 2020):

  • Chem 590.01, Special topics in chemistry Synopsis
    Gross hall 104, TuTh 08:30 AM-09:45 AM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. 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 (December, 2019), pp. 234710 [doi]  [abs].
  2. 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 (October, 2019), pp. 106577 [doi]  [abs].
  3. 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 (August, 2019), pp. 11118-11124 [doi]  [abs].
  4. 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 (July, 2019), pp. 044201 [doi]  [abs].
  5. Robles, FE; Deb, S; Vajzovic, L; Vora, GK; Mruthyunjaya, P; Warren, WS, Analysis of Melanin Structure and Biochemical Composition in Conjunctival Melanocytic Lesions Using Pump-Probe Microscopy., Translational Vision Science & Technology, vol. 8 no. 3 (May, 2019), pp. 33 [doi]  [abs].

Highlight:
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.

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Zhijian Zhou  
  • Ryan Davis  
  • Kevin Claytor  
  • Mary Jane Simpson  
  • Tana Villafana  
  • Jongkang Park  
  • Yesu Feng  
Postdocs Mentored

  • Sanghamitra Deb (2013/01-present)  
  • Hyejin Yoo (2013/01-present)  
  • Francisco Robles (2012 - present)  
  • Simone Degan (2010 - present)  
  • Jesse Wilson (2010 - present)