Jay Turner

Jay Turner

Pronouns: He/him/his
Head of the Division of Engineering Education Vice Dean for Education James McKelvey Professor of Engineering Education

Division of Engineering Education Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

  • Phone
  • Office
    Brauer Hall, Room 3024
  • Lab location
    Brauer 3038


DSc, Washington University, 1993
MS, University of California–Los Angeles, 1987
BS, University of California–Los Angeles, 1987


Assesses air pollution sources and human exposures to drive interventions


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 research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and UNICEF.


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). In 2021 he completed six years of service on the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory board (SAB) including chairing two SAB panels and chairing the Science and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Committee of the EPA’s SAB.