Liversidge Award 2017 Winner


Professor Warren S. Warren
Professor Warren S. Warren
Duke University

 

Awarded for pioneering the use of nonlinear optical imaging to extract molecular information


About the Winner


Warren S. Warren is currently the James B. Duke Professor of Physics, Chemistry, Radiology, and Biomedical Engineering at Duke University.  He has been the chair of the Physics Department since 2015; was formerly chair of the Chemistry Department (2007-2012); and directs the Center for Molecular and Biomolecular Imaging.  He received his A.B. degree in Chemistry and Physics (summa cum laude) from Harvard in 1977, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Berkeley in 1980 for work with Alexander Pines.  He then did postdoctoral work at Caltech with Ahmed Zewail, and moved to Princeton in 1982, where he remained until moving to Duke in 2005.  

Warren's research interests and 300 papers reflect advances in very fundamental physics or technology, generally using magnetic resonance or nonlinear optics, with applications in extremely complex systems such as clinical imaging and art conservation.  He has previously received the 2015 Mees Medal of the Optical Society of America, the 2011 Herbert Broida Prize of the American Physical Society, and the American Chemical Society Nobel Laureate Signature Award, and is a fellow of APS, AAAS, OSA, SPIE and ISMAR (the International Society of Magnetic Resonance). He is also the author of an award winning undergraduate textbook, The Physical Basis of Chemistry.


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