Warren S. Warren

Warren S. Warren

James B. Duke Professor of Chemistry

Office Location: 
2217 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Box 90346, Durham, NC 27708-0346
(919) 660-1604


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.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley 1980

  • M.S., University of California at Berkeley 1979

Melinger, JS, Gandhi, SR, Hariharan, A, Goswami, D, and Warren, WS. "Erratum: Adiabatic population transfer with frequency swept laser pulses [J. Chem. Phys. 101 , 6439 (1994)]." The Journal of Chemical Physics 102.13 (April 1995): 5574-5574. Full Text

Melinger, JS, McMorrow, D, Hillegas, C, and Warren, WS. "Selective excitation of vibrational overtones in an anharmonic ladder with frequency- and amplitude-modulated laser pulses." Physical Review A 51.4 (April 1995): 3366-3369. Full Text

Richter, W, Lee, S, Warren, WS, and He, Q. "Imaging with intermolecular multiple-quantum coherences in solution nuclear magnetic resonance." Science (New York, N.Y.) 267.5198 (February 1995): 654-657. Full Text

Goswami, D, and Warren, WS. "Effects of pulses with simple phase and frequency modulations." Physical Review A 50.6 (December 1994): 5190-5196. Full Text

Melinger, JS, Gandhi, SR, Hariharan, A, Goswami, D, and Warren, WS. "Adiabatic population transfer with frequency‐swept laser pulses." The Journal of Chemical Physics 101.8 (October 15, 1994): 6439-6454. Full Text

Hillegas, CW, Tull, JX, Goswami, D, Strickland, D, and Warren, WS. "Femtosecond laser pulse shaping by use of microsecond radio-frequency pulses." Optics Letters 19.10 (May 15, 1994): 737-737. Full Text

Warren, WS, Richter, W, Andreotti, AH, and Farmer, BT. "Generation of impossible cross-peaks between bulk water and biomolecules in solution NMR." Science (New York, N.Y.) 262.5142 (December 1993): 2005-2009. Full Text

Warren, WS, Mayr, S, Goswami, D, and West, AP. "Laser-enhanced NMR spectroscopy: Theoretical considerations." Science 259.5096 (December 1, 1993): 836-null.

Warren, WS. "Chemistry with Photons." Science 262.5136 (November 12, 1993): 1008-1009. Full Text

Goswami, D, and Warren, WS. "Control of chemical dynamics by restricting intramolecular vibrational relaxation." The Journal of Chemical Physics 99.6 (September 15, 1993): 4509-4517. Full Text