The Turner Group

I am currently recruiting graduate students and postdocs. Interested graduate students should refer to my Frequently Asked Questions and apply to UW through the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. Prospective postdocs should also consider applying for fellowships such as the CICOES postdoc program at UW, the NOAA Climate & Global Change postdoc, various NSF postdocs, and the Schmidt Science Fellows. Feel free to contact me for more information.

Alex Turner
Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

Alex is an Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington and the Calvin Professor of Atmospheric Science. Previously, he was a Miller Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley. He completed his PhD in 2017 in Atmospheric Chemistry at Harvard University and his BS in 2012 in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado. His research combines satellite remote sensing, numerical modeling, and Bayesian inference to improve our understanding of atmospheric chemistry and the carbon cycle.

Alex was born in Cambridge, MA and grew up in Boulder, CO. Growing up in Boulder helped foster his love of the environment and the outdoors. During the summer he spends his free time trail running, rock climbing, and backpacking. In the winter, he enjoys skiing and telemarking.

Email: turneraj (at) uw (dot) edu
Mail: 706 ATG Building, Box 351640
CV and Google Scholar

Tai-Long He
Postdoctoral Scholar

Research interests: application of machine learning to better understand atmospheric chemistry and the carbon cycle.

Nikhil Dadheech
Graduate student

Research interests: atmospheric methane and machine learning.

Jiawen Liu
Graduate student in CEE (co-advised with Julian Marshall)

Research interests: air quality and environmental justice.

James Yoon
Graduate student (co-advised with Joel Thornton)

Research interests: isoprene and solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence.

Ryan Boyd
Undergraduate student

Research interests: atmospheric methane and remote sensing.

Simon Zhang
Undergraduate student

Research interests: applied mathematics, atmospheric science, and optimization.


  • Johannes Gensheimer, MS 2021 (at TUM). Next position: PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry.