James McKelvey Scool of Engineering

Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering

The Jay Turner group applies science tools such as monitoring and modeling to air quality planning and management and human exposure.  We also work on green engineering including life cycle assessments for processes and products. Our efforts lean towards applied research with applications to the interface between engineering and policy, and also health effects of air pollution.


NAS report on lead emissions from piston-engine aircraft

This week the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released a report on options to reduce lead emissions from piston-engine aircraft.  The charge was to consider existing non-leaded fuel alternatives, environmental concentrations of lead near airports where piston-powered aircraft are used, and potential mitigation measures to reduce environmental lead concentrations. Jay Turner served on the committee […]

SAB Report on EPA’s evaluation of Reduced Form Tools

This week the US EPA chartered Science Advisory Board (SAB) transmitted to the EPA Administrator its report on EPA's evaluation of Reduced Form Tools (RFT).  RFTs can be used to estimate monetized health benefits from changes in air pollutant (in this case, PM2.5) emissions. They are alternatives to using full-form air quality and health benefits […]

QuantAQ Advisory Board

Jay Turner has been appointed to the Advisory Board for QuantAQ, a start-up co-founded by David Hagan (CEO) and Eben Cross (CTO) that develops and commercializes air quality sensor networks.

First-Year Doctoral Students

While research rotations for our department's first-year doctoral students have been postponed until Spring Semester 2021, we are pleased that Kaseba Chibwe, Yan He, and Runyu Zhao are conducting 3-credit Independent Study (Guided Research) projects with our group this semester. Welcome to Kaseba, Yan and Runyu! Learn more about them on the People page.

Clean Air Solutions Webinar

Jay Turner was an invited speaker at an October 1 two-part webinar co-hosted by UNICEF's East Asia Regional Office and UNEP's  Asia Pacific Office.  The webinar "Air Quality Data to Drive Stronger Clean Air Action" is part of the UNICEF/UNEP Clean Air Solutions series. Jay's morning presentation summarized the current work in Mongolia - led […]

We are member of the Center for Aerosol Science and Engineering (CASE) at Washington University in St. Louis.