Warren S. Warren, James B. Duke Professor of Physics, Chemistry, Professor of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering and Chair 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.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. RM Davis, Z Zhou, H Chung and WS Warren, 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 (May, 2016), pp. 1958-1966 [doi]  [abs].
  2. T Theis, GX Ortiz, AW Logan, KE Claytor, Y Feng, WP Huhn, V Blum, SJ Malcolmson, EY Chekmenev, Q Wang and WS Warren, Direct and cost-efficient hyperpolarization of long-lived nuclear spin states on universal (15)N2-diazirine molecular tags., Science advances, vol. 2 no. 3 (March, 2016), pp. e1501438 [repository], [doi]  [abs].
  3. RV Shchepin, ML Truong, T Theis, AM Coffey, F Shi, KW Waddell, WS Warren, BM Goodson and EY Chekmenev, Hyperpolarization of "Neat" Liquids by NMR Signal Amplification by Reversible Exchange., The journal of physical chemistry letters, vol. 6 no. 10 (May, 2015), pp. 1961-1967 [doi]  [abs].
  4. JW Wilson, S Degan, CS Gainey, T Mitropoulos, MJ Simpson, JY Zhang and WS Warren, Comparing in vivo pump-probe and multiphoton fluorescence microscopy of melanoma and pigmented lesions., Journal of biomedical optics, vol. 20 no. 5 (May, 2015), pp. 051012 [doi]  [abs].
  5. ML Truong, T Theis, AM Coffey, RV Shchepin, KW Waddell, F Shi, BM Goodson, WS Warren and EY Chekmenev, (15)N Hyperpolarization by Reversible Exchange Using SABRE-SHEATH., The journal of physical chemistry. C, Nanomaterials and interfaces, vol. 119 no. 16 (April, 2015), pp. 8786-8797 [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)