Jay R.  Turner, MS, DSc

Jay R. Turner, MS, DSc

James McKelvey Professor of Engineering Education, McKelvey School of Engineering

Jay Turner’s research focuses on air quality characterization with emphasis on field measurements, lab analysis and data analysis to support air quality planning/management and exposure studies. Human samples (blood, nails, hair) analysis is used as biomarkers for environmental exposure. Spatiotemporal patterns in environmental noise and temperature are also studied. His recent work addresses air pollutant exposures as a risk factor for neurodegenerative disease, near-road vegetative buffer impacts on downwind air quality, neighborhood-scale greening (vegetation) impacts on air quality and cardiovascular health, mobile platform measurements to quantify neighborhood- and urban-scale pollutant spatial variability, low-cost air quality and noise sensor evaluations and network deployments, environmental noise monitoring and apportionment to sources, ultrafine particle impacts from air freight hubs, and children’s exposures to air pollution in Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia.