Warren Warren, PhD

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Radiology
Professor of Physics
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Address: 2217 French Science Center
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-1604
Email: warren.warren@duke.edu

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.


Yu, Jin, et al. “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, AIP Publishing, Dec. 2019, pp. 234710–234710. Crossref, doi:10.1063/1.5127875.

Lindale, Jacob R., et al. “Decoupled LIGHT-SABRE variants allow hyperpolarization of asymmetric SABRE systems at an arbitrary field.Journal of Magnetic Resonance (San Diego, Calif. : 1997), vol. 307, Oct. 2019, p. 106577. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jmr.2019.106577.

Tanner, Christian P. N., et al. “Selective hyperpolarization of heteronuclear singlet states via pulsed microtesla SABRE.The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 151, no. 4, July 2019, p. 044201. Epmc, doi:10.1063/1.5108644.