ARC Future Fellow
Dr Turner has published 67 scientific papers and two review articles, in addition to the ‘Core Concepts . . .’ and ‘Coordination Polymers . . .’ books (as of January 2013, see publications page). He has been a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry since 2001 and currently holds a Research Fellowship from the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) at Monash University. He has presented work at several national and international conferences and acts as a referee for Aust. J. Chem., New J. Chem., Dalton Trans., Chem. Commun., CrystEngComm, Cryst. Growth Des. and J. Mol. Struc. Dr Turner participates in the CSIRO operated ‘Scientists in Schools’ program.
Coordination Polymers: Design, Analysis and Applications
A research level book exploring the fascinating field of coordination polymers by Stuart R. Batten, Suzanne M. Neville and David R. Turner, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry in December 2008.
‘This is the first book to provide a broad overview of all the major facets of coordination polymer research in one place. It combines chapters on nets and interpenetration with wide-ranging surveys of transition metal and lanthanoid coordination polymers and their properties. The aim is to provide a flavour of each aspect whilst introducing the important concepts and developments using carefully selected examples.’
See the official book website for details. Reviewed in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2009, 48, 4890.
Core Concepts in Supramolecular Chemistry and Nanotechnology
‘Core Concepts in Supramolecular Chemistry and Nanochemistry clearly outlines the fundamentals that underlie supramolecular chemistry and nanochemistry and takes an umbrella view of the whole area. This concise textbook traces the fascinating modern practice of the chemistry of the non-covalent bond from its fundamental origins through to it expression in the emergence of nanochemistry’.
See the official book website for details. Reviewed in J. Am. Chem. Soc.
Dr Turner’s recent research focuses on the use of small dinitrile ligands and their derivatives for the construction of heterobimetallic networks and hydrogen-bonded systems, coordination polymers, the supramolecular chemistry of anions and chemical crystallography using neutrons (see research page). Some publication highlights are given below: