Turner Research Group
The Turner group uses molecular simulations and quantum mechanical calculations to screen new materials for a variety of clean energy technologies. This work helps guide the synthesis of new nanomaterials, identify new catalysts for environmental applications, and design unique solvent molecules for industrial gas separation technologies. Current research applications also include new strategies for upcycling plastic waste in the environment. In all projects, there is close collaboration with experimental researchers, in order to regularly benchmark our models and develop reliable predictions.