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.


Pradeep Prathibha earns PhD

On October 11 Pradeep Prathibha presented and successfully defended her doctoral dissertation "Hyperlocal Air Quality Exposure Assessment to Support Health Studies".  Her official  graduation date will be December 2021. Congratulations, Pradeep!

New Group Members

We are pleased that Tyler Cargill and Yan He have joined the group.  Both are rising second-year PhD students.  Tyler is co-advised by Professor Brent Williams.

Spring Semester Student Updates

It has been a busy spring semester.  Maryssa Loehr and Zhiyao Li passed passed their PhD proposals and are advanced to candidacy.  First-year doctoral students Tyler Cargill,  Yan He, and Runyu Zhao conducted research rotations with our group.  Undergraduate student Vee Dols completed an Independent Study (guided research) project.  Thanks for your contributions!

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 […]

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