William L. Turner

WILLIAM L. TURNER, JR.
Senior Research Microscopist
Bill is a professional geologist with expertise in polarized light microscopy (PLM) for component identification. He has over 30 years experience working with samples from a wide range of industries including environmental, food, industrial hygiene, pharmaceuticals, and asbestos.

HIGHLIGHTED EXPERTISE:
  • Particulate analysis
  • Dust characterization
  • Carbon black analysis
  • Fly ash characterization
  • Darkening agents identification
  • Soot analysis
  • Asbestos analysis & exposure evaluation
  • Contamination
  • Unknown material analysis
EDUCATION:
  • M. S., Geology, University of Georgia, 1987
  • B. S., Geology, University of Georgia, 1981
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

Millette, J. R., Hill, W., Turner Jr., W., “Analysis of Carbon Nanotubes in Air” The Microscope, Vol 57:3 p.127-132 (2009)

Millette, J. R., Brown, R.S., Kyle, J.P., Hill, W., Turner Jr., W., Boltin, R., “Distinguishing Coal, Coke and Other Black Particles” The Microscope, Vol 57:2, p.51-57 (2009)

Millette, J. R., Harmon, A., Few, P., Turner Jr., W., Boltin, R., “Analysis of Amphibole Asbestos in Chrysotile-Containing Ores and a Manufactured Asbestos Product.” The Microscope, Vol 57:1 p.19-22 (2009)

Millette, J. R., Turner Jr., W., Hill, W., Gerber, “Investigation of Ghosting, A Darkening Agent on the Ceiling” The Microscope, Vol 55:1 3-7 (2007)

Millette, J. R., Turner Jr., W., Hill, W., Few, P., Kyle, J.P., “Microscopic Investigation of Outdoor “Sooty” Surface Problems” Environmental Forensics, Vol. 8:37-51, (2007)

Turner Jr., W., Millette, J. R., Boltin, R., Hopen, T., “A Standard Approach to The Characterization of Common Indoor Dust Comtaminents” The Microscope, 53(4), (2005)

Millette, J. R., Brown, R.S., Turner Jr., W., Few, P., “Zinc Whiskers in Computer Facility Dust” The Microscope, 52(2): 59-62 (2004)

Millette, J.R., Boltin, R., Few, P., and Turner Jr., W., “Microscopical Studies of World Trade Center Disaster Dust Particles.” The Microscope, Vol. 50:1 (2002)