Warren S. Warren, Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering and Director, Center for Molecular and Biomolecular Imaging  

Warren S. Warren
Contact Info:
Admin: Shari Wynn, (919)681-2691
Office Location:  2217 FFSC
Office Phone:  (919) 660-1604
Email Address:   send me a message
Web Page: http://www.chem.duke.edu/~wwarren


PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1980
MS, University of California, Berkeley, 1979
A.B. - Chemistry and Physics, summa cum laude, Harvard University, 1977
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.


Medical Imaging
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 1986-1988
Closs Lectureship, University of Chicago, 1998
Dreyfus Foundation Young Faculty Grant, 1982
Eastern Analytical Symposium NMR Presentation Award, 1996
Fellow, American Physical Society, 1991-1994
McKnight Innovation Award in Neuroscience, 1999
Meloche Lectureship, University of Wisconsin, 2002
Microwave Design Award, Microwave Journal/Minicircuits Corporation, 1985
Nobel Laureate Signature Award, Presented by the American Chemical Society, 1982
Outstanding Academic Book, Choice Magazine (American Library Association), 2000, 1994
Philips Lecturer on Science and Technology, Haverford College, November 1995
Who's Who in the World, since the 18th edition, 2001
Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2004
Teaching (Fall 2015):

    French Sci 2231, TuTh 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
    Physics 299, W 07:30 PM-09:30 PM
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. A.M. Stokes, Y. Feng, T. Mitropoulos, and W.S. Warren, Enhanced refocusing of fat signals using optimized multipulse echo sequences, Magn Reson Med no. 69 (2013), pp. 1044-1055 .
  2. M.J. Simpson, J.W. Wilson, F.E. Robles, M.A. Selim, M. Phipps, and W.S. Warren, Investigating the metastatic potential and pigment chemistry of melanomas using pump-probe imaging, Proc. SPIE (2013), pp. 8565-3 .
  3. J.W. Wilson, L. Vajzovic, F.E. Robles, T.J. Cummings, P. Mruthyunjaya, and W.S. Warren, Imaging pigment chemistry in melanocytic conjunctival lesions with pump-probe microscopy, Proc. SPIE (2013), pp. 8567-18 .
  4. J.W. Wilson, S. Degan, M.C. Fischer, and W.S. Warren, Optical clearing and multiphoton imaging of paraffin-embedded specimens, Proc. SPIE (2013), pp. 8588-40 .
  5. F.E. Robles, J.W. Wilson, M.C. Fischer, and W.S. Warren, Phasor analysis for pump-probe microscopy, Proc. SPIE (2013), pp. 8589-8 .
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)