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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).

Keywords

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

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Projects 2006 2019

Research Output 2002 2019

A trinuclear cobalt-based coordination polymer as an efficient oxygen evolution electrocatalyst at neutral pH

Ibrahim, S., Shehzadi, K., Iqbal, B., Abbas, S., Turner, D. R. & Nadeem, M. A., 1 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 545, p. 269-275 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Elucidation of naphthalene diimide metallomacrocycles and catenanes by solvent dependent excimer and exciplex emission

Boer, S. A., Cox, R. P., Beards, M. J., Wang, H., Donald, W. A., Bell, T. D. M. & Turner, D. R., 1 Jan 2019, In : Chemical Communications. 55, 5, p. 663-666 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Novel cobalt-fumarate framework as a robust and efficient electrocatalyst for water oxidation at neutral pH

Bartool, M., Ibrahim, S., Iqbal, B., Ali, S., Badshah, A., Abbas, S., Turner, D. R. & Nadeem, M. A., 1 Mar 2019, In : Electrochimica Acta. 298, p. 248-253 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Novel photo-functional material based on homo-metallic cyanide bridged nickel coordination polymer and titania for hydrogen generation

Badshah, A., Majeed, I., Hussain, E., Badshah, A., Qian, Y., Zhao, D., Turner, D. R. & Nadeem, M. A., 24 Feb 2019, In : Inorganica Chimica Acta. 486, p. 684-693 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

P -Xylylenediamine derived ligands as flexible connectors in the design of porous coordination polymers

Emerson, A. J., Knowles, G. P., Chaffee, A. L., Batten, S. R. & Turner, D. R., 1 Jan 2019, In : CrystEngComm. 21, 19, p. 3074-3085 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

AINSE Research Fellowship

David Turner (Recipient), 1 Jun 2009

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

ARC Australian Post-Doctoral Fellowship

David Turner (Recipient), 3 Jan 2006

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

ARC Future Fellowship

David Turner (Recipient), 13 Dec 2013

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science Award 2011

David Turner (Recipient), 9 Nov 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2016 2018

AsCA2018/Crystal32 - Conference of the Asian Crystallographic Association

David Turner (Session chair)
2 Dec 20185 Dec 2018

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

ICCC2018 - The 43rd International Conference on Coordination Chemistry

David Turner (Speaker)
3 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Crystal31 - The Conference of the Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand

David Turner (Speaker)
6 Dec 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Asia Oceania Forum Synchrotron School Lecturer - 'Crystallography'

David Turner (Speaker)
30 May 2017

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research and teaching