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20022020

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Personal profile

Biography

David is Senior Lecturer and Associate Head (Graduate Research) in the School of Chemistry at Monash University. He has previously held an ARC Future Fellowship, an AINSE Research Fellowship and ARC Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the same institution. He was awarded his PhD (2004) and MSci (2001) from King's College, London.

The research interests of the Turner group lie in the general fields of supramolecular and coordination chemistry. Current projects involve the syntheis of chiral coordination polymers and metal-organic polyhedra for enantiomeric separations, the use of neutron diffraction to explore hydrogen-bonding networks and the design/synthesis of amine-based porous materials for gas capture/separation.

The Turner group is currently offering PhD projects in the areas of (i) chiral supramolecular cages, (ii) chiral coordination polymers and (iii) amine-based metal-organic frameworks.

Community service

David contributes to the CSIRO 'Scientists in Schools' program through a partnership with Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School in which 1-2 year 11 students take part in laboratory-based research at Monash each year. David has also been involved with outreach with the Australian Synchrotron and the John Monash Science School.

David is currently the Immediate Past President of the Victorian Branch of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).

Research area keywords

  • Coordination Chemistry
  • Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Crystallography
  • Metal-Organic Framework
  • Host-Guest Systems
  • Cage Complexes

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Projects

Research Output

Coordination polymers of a bis-isophthalate bridging ligand with single molecule magnet behaviour of the CoII analogue

Chahine, A. Y., Phonsri, W., Murray, K. S., Turner, D. R. & Batten, S. R., 28 Apr 2020, In : Dalton Transactions. 49, 16, p. 5241-5249 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Isolation of Homoleptic Dicationic Tellurium and Monocationic Bismuth Analogues of Non-N-Heterocyclic Carbene Derivatives

Deka, R., Sarkar, A., Butcher, R. J., Junk, P. C., Turner, D. R., Deacon, G. B. & Singh, H. B., 7 Jan 2020, In : Organometallics. 39, 2, p. 334-343 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Isolation of the novel example of a monomeric organotellurinic acid

Deka, R., Sarkar, A., Butcher, R. J., Junk, P. C., Turner, D. R., Deacon, G. B. & Singh, H. B., 28 Jan 2020, In : Dalton Transactions. 49, 4, p. 1173-1180 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

A Multifunctional, Charge-Neutral, Chiral Octahedral M12L12 Cage

Boer, S. A., White, K. F., Slater, B., Emerson, A. J., Knowles, G. P., Donald, W. A., Thornton, A. W., Ladewig, B. P., Bell, T. D. M., Hill, M. R., Chaffee, A. L., Abrahams, B. F. & Turner, D. R., 26 Jun 2019, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 25, 36, p. 8489-8493 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

Prizes

AINSE Research Fellowship

Turner, David (Recipient), 1 Jun 2009

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

ARC Australian Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Turner, David (Recipient), 3 Jan 2006

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

ARC Future Fellowship

Turner, David (Recipient), 13 Dec 2013

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science Award 2011

Turner, David (Recipient), 9 Nov 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

Australasian Metallosupramolecular Symposium 2019

David Turner (Organiser)

8 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

RACI IC19 (Inorganic Chemistry Division Conference)

David Turner (Invited speaker)

15 Dec 201919 Dec 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

SCANZ Crystallography School

David Turner (Organiser), & David Turner (Speaker)

14 Jan 201918 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

2nd International Conference on Chemistry and Materials Science

David Turner (Keynote/plenary speaker)

2 Nov 20193 Nov 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

MOF2018 - The 6th International Conference on Metal Organic Frameworks and Open Framework Compounds

David Turner (Member of programme committee)

9 Dec 201813 Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference