Biosketch of Warren Warren
Warren S. Warren is James B Duke Professor and Chair of the Dept of Chemistry at Duke University. He also holds professorships there in Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, as well as being Director of the Duke Center for Molecular and Biomolecular Imaging. Prior to being recruited to Duke he was the Ralph W. Dornte Professor of Chemistry at Princeton until 2005.
Prof. Warren’s 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 his work is chemical physics, and most of this is ultrafast laser spectroscopy or nuclear magnetic resonance. His research generally involves an intimate mixture of theory and experiment: with recent publications being roughly an equal mix of pencil-and-paper theory, computer calculations with workstations, and experiments. Collaborations also play an important role, particularly for medical applications.