Energy, Environmental ＆ Chemical Engineering
Vice Dean for Education & Professor
Air quality characterization and management
Professor Turner's research primarily focuses on air quality characterization and management with emphasis on field measurements and data analysis to support a variety of applications in the atmospheric science, regulation and policy, and health studies arenas. His current and recent research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Airport Cooperative Research Program of the Transportation Research Board, and ConocoPhillips.
Professor Turner, a chemical engineer by training, focuses on environmental science and engineering. Upon joining Washington University in St. Louis in 1994, Professor Turner was an Air Quality Specialist at the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. He has taken sabbaticals at the University of California-Davis and Sonoma Technology, Inc. (2005-2006), and at the Harvard School of Public Health (2016).
Professor Turner is a 2003 recipient of WashU's Distinguished Faculty Award. He is a five-time recipient of the School of Engineering & Applied Science Professor of the Year Award (conferred by the school's graduating class) and in 2013 he received the inaugural Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Professor Turner is past president of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR). He currently serves on the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chartered Science Advisory Board (SAB) and chairs the Science and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Committee of the EPA’s SAB.