Daniel Turner

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Concordia College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Phone: 212-992-6541
Office: Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, Room 704
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Areas of Research/Interest
Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Femtosecond Spectroscopy, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Physics

Research Description
The Turner Lab uses optical spectroscopy to study complex femtosecond dynamics in condensed media. We use and develop spectroscopic techniques to probe the photoexcitation processes in biological and synthetic materials, and we are motivated by problems in renewable energy.


"Experimental Detection of Branching at a Conical Intersection in a Highly Fluorescent Molecule," J. Brazard, L. A. Bizimana, T. Gellen, W. P. Carbery, and D. B. Turner, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 7, 14-19 (2016)

"Resolving molecular vibronic structure using high-sensitivity two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy," L. A. Bizimana, J. Brazard, W. P. Carbery, T. Gellen, and D. B. Turner, Journal of Chemical Physics, 143, 164203 (2015)

"Accurate convergence of transient-absorption spectra using pulsed lasers," J. Brazard, L. A. Bizimana, and D. B. Turner, Review of Scientific Instruments 86, 053106 (2015)

"Lineshape analysis of coherent multidimensional optical spectroscopy using incoherent light," D. J. Ulness and D. B. Turner, Journal of Chemical Physics 142, 212420 (2015)

"Coherent multidimensional optical spectra measured using incoherent light," D. B. Turner, P. C. Arpin, S. D. McClure, D. J. Ulness, and G. D. Scholes, Nature Communications 4, 2298 (2013)

"Two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy using incoherent light: theoretical analysis," D. B. Turner, D. J. Howey, R. A. Hendrickson, M. W. Gealy, E. J. Sutor, and D. J. Ulness, Journal of Physical Chemistry A 117, 5926–5954 (2012)

"Solar light harvesting by energy transfer: From ecology to coherence," G. D. Scholes, T. Mirkovic, D. B. Turner, F. Fassioli, and A. Buchleitner, Energy & Environmental Science 5, 9374–9393 (2012)

"Persistent exciton-type many-body interactions in GaAs quantum wells measured using two-dimensional optical spectroscopy," D. B. Turner, P. Wen, D. H. Arias, K. A. Nelson, H. Li, G. Moody, M. E. Seimens, and S. T. Cundiff, Physical Review B 85, 201303(R) (2012)

"Quantitative investigations of quantum coherence for a light-harvesting protein at conditions simulating photosynthesis," D. B. Turner, R. Dinshaw, K.-K. Lee, M. S. Belsley, K. E. Wilk, P. M. G. Curmi, and G. D. Scholes, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 14, 4857–4874 (2012)

"Electronic coherence lineshapes reveal hidden excitonic interactions and correlation in photosynthetic light harvesting," C. Y. Wong, R. M. Alvey, D. B. Turner, K. E. Wilk, D. A. Bryant, P. M. G. Curmi, R.J. Silbey, and G. D. Scholes, Nature Chemistry 4, 396–404 (2012)

"Exciton superposition states in CdSe quantum dots measured using broadband 2D electronic spectroscopy," D. B. Turner, Y. Hassan, and G. D. Scholes, Nano Letters 12, 880–886 (2012)

"Comparison of electronic and vibrational coherence measured by 2D electronic spectroscopy," D. B. Turner, K. E. Wilk, P. M. G. Curmi, and G. D. Scholes, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2, 1904–1911 (2011)

"Coherent measurements of high-order electronic correlations in quantum wells," D. B. Turner and K. A. Nelson, Nature 466, 1089–1092 (2010)

"Two-quantum 2D FT electronic spectroscopy of biexcitons in GaAs quantum wells," K. W. Stone, K. Gundogdu, D. B. Turner, X. Li, S. T. Cundiff, and K. A. Nelson, Science 324, 1169–1173 (2009)

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, NDSEG Fellowship

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