Dr Zoe Turner

Dr Zoe Turner


Zoë Turner joined the group in August 2012. In 2010, she obtained her PhD from Edinburgh University working on small molecule activation by electropositive metal N-heterocyclic carbene complexes under the supervision of Prof. Polly Arnold. Following this, she travelled to the US as the Astra Zeneca Fulbright Scholar to work in the group of Prof Paul Chirik at Princeton University. Here, she studied dinitrogen activation using transition metals supported by redox-active ligands. In 2014, she became the SCG Research Fellow, carrying out independent research while also leading the group organometallic research.

In 2021 she became Deputy Director of the CoE. She is the co-author of 50 papers and co-inventor on 14 patent applications.

Away from the lab, Zoë enjoys watching sport of all kinds, as well as travelling and hiking.

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