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Turner to serve on EPA Science Advisory Board posts

Jay Turner, associate professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering, has been appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Scientific Advisory Board through Sept. 30, 2018.

In the role, Turner, an expert in environmental sciences and engineering, will provide independent advice on technical issues underlying EPA policies and decision making.

Jay Turner

The board is authorized to review the quality and relevance of the scientific and technical information being used by the EPA or proposed as the basis for agency regulations; review EPA research programs and plans; provide science advice as requested by the EPA administrator, and advise the agency on broad scientific matters.

In addition, he has been asked to serve as chair of the 2016-18 EPA Scientific Advisory Board Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards Committee to review nominations for the award. This term also runs through 2018.


The School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis focuses intellectual efforts through a new convergence paradigm and builds on strengths, particularly as applied to medicine and health, energy and environment, entrepreneurship and security. With 88 tenured/tenure-track and 40 additional full-time faculty, 1,300 undergraduate students, more than 900 graduate students and more than 23,000 alumni, we are working to leverage our partnerships with academic and industry partners — across disciplines and across the world — to contribute to solving the greatest global challenges of the 21st century.

Engaged in Research

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.

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