Ken Turnbull, Ph.D.

Professor of Organic Chemistry
Chemistry
406 Oelman Hall
(937) 775-2671
kenneth.turnbull@wright.edu

Academic Background:

  • 1976 Ph.D. degree in "Aspects of the Chemistry of Mesoionic Compounds" from Heriot-Watt University
  • 1973 B.Sc. Chemistry (1st Class Honours) from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland

Professional History:

  • 2003-2012 Professor of Chemistry, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
  • 2004-2012 Chair, Department of Chemistry, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
  • 1986-2003 Associate Professorship, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
  • 1980-86 Assistant Professorship, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
  • 1978-80 Assistant Professorship, Grinnell College, Iowa
  • 1976-78 Postdoctoral Fellowship with Professor I.W.J. Still, University of Toronto, investigating sulfoxide deoxygenation and photolysis of cyclic sulfoxides
Research: 

Anticancer/antiviral compounds, bioorganic and sydnone synthesis, reagents for amination, and polymer supported reagents