Warren S. Warren


Chair and Member of Duke Cancer Institute

2217 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
(919) 660-1604
(919) 287-2454


Long-lived polarization protected by symmetry.
The Journal of chemical physics (2014)

Accessing long-lived disconnected spin-1/2 eigenstates through spins > 1/2.
Journal of the American Chemical Society (2014)

Femtosecond pulse shaping enables detection of optical Kerr-effect (OKE) dynamics for molecular imaging.
Optics letters (2014)

Intermolecular zero quantum coherences enable accurate temperature imaging in red bone marrow.
Magnetic resonance in medicine (2014)

Correction to “Pump–Probe Microscopic Imaging of Jurassic-Aged Eumelanin”
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (2014)

Femtosecond pump-probe microscopy generates virtual cross-sections in historic artwork.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2014)

Near-infrared excited state dynamics of melanins: the effects of iron content, photo-damage, chemical oxidation, and aggregate size.
The journal of physical chemistry. A (2014)

Quantifying melanin distribution using pump-probe microscopy and a 2D morphological autocorrelation transformation for melanoma diagnosis
Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE (2014)

Femtosecond pulse train shaping for accurate two-photon excited fluorescence measurements
Laser Science, LS 2014 (2014)

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.

Ph.D. - University of California at Berkeley
M.S. - University of California at Berkeley
A.B. - Chemistry and Physics, summa cum laude - Harvard University
2013 Fellow, International Society for Optics and Photonics
2011 Herbert P. Broida Prize, American Physical Society
2005 Alfred P. Sloan Fellow
2005 Closs Lectureship, University of Chicago
2005 Dreyfus Foundation Young Faculty Grant
2005 Eastern Analytical Symposium NMR Presentation Award
2005 Fellow, American Physical Society
2005 McKnight Innovation Award in Neuroscience
2005 Meloche Lectureship, University of Wisconsin
2005 Microwave Design Award, Microwave Journal/Minicircuits Corporation
2005 Nobel Laureate Signature Award, Presented by the American Chemical Society
2005 Outstanding Academic Book, Choice Magazine (American Library Association)
2005 Philips Lecturer on Science and Technology, Haverford College
2005 Who's Who in the World, since the 18th edition
2004 Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science