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Dr John F. C. Turner

John Turner studied Chemistry with Quantum Chemistry at the University of Oxford, graduating with 1st class Honours and having conducted research for the Part II with Prof. Jenny C. Green. He remained at Oxford to study with Prof Malcolm L. H. Green FRS, graduating with a D.Phi in synthetic inorganic chemistry based on the then new forms of carbon, including C60, in 1995.

After post-doctoral research with Prof. Klaus H. Theopold at the University of Delaware, studying homogenous cobalt-catalysed oxygen atom transfer catalysis, he moved back to the UK to work jointly at the Royal Institution with Prof. C. Richard A. Catlow FRS and Prof. William I. F. David at the ISIS Spallation Neutron Source on in situ neutron scattering studies of both dense phase and microporous catalysts.

In 1999, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, where he directed the Neutron Sciences Consortium and the Research Site for Educators in Chemistry, the latter being funded by the US National Science Foundation. In 2005, he was promotted to Associate Professor with Tenure and in 2007, he was appointed as a Reader in Physical Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Sussex.