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


Pump-probe microscopic imaging of Jurassic-aged eumelanin
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. (2013)

Storage of hydrogen spin polarization in long-lived 13C2 singlet order and implications for hyperpolarized magnetic resonance imaging
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2013)

Pump-probe nonlinear phase dispersion spectroscopy
Optics Express (2013)

Imaging microscopic pigment chemistry in conjunctival lesions using pump-probe laser microscopy
Invest. Ophthalmology Visual Science (2013)

Quantifying melanin spatial distribution using pump-probe microscopy and a two-dimensional morphological autocorrelation transformation for melanoma diagnosis
Journal of Biomedical Optics (2013)

Structural anisotropy and internal magnetic fields in trabecular bone: Coupling solution and solid dipolar interactions
J. Magn. Reson. (2005)

"Tensorial character of magnetization diffusion in periodic lattices"
Phys. Rev. B. (2005)

Multiple-quantum vector field imaging by magnetic resonance
J. Magn. Reson. (2005)

"Simultaneous measurement of two-photon absorption and self-phase modulation by femtosecond pulse shaping"
Optics Letters (2005)

"Exploring permeation in blookd by its internal magnetic field"
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (2005)

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