Joseph Turner, PhD, FASA

Joseph Turner, PhD, FASA

Joseph Turner
Contact Information:
W354 NH
Lincoln: City Campus
(402) 472-8856

Professor and Brightfelt Distinguished Scholar
  • Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
  • MEgnr in Engineering Science and Mechanics, Iowa State University
  • B.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics, Iowa State University

Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Experimental ultrasonics: nondestructive evaluation, materials characterization
  • Elastic wave propagation: complex media, anisotropic media, scattering, radiative transfer, diffusion
  • Linear and nonlinear vibrations: nanoscale materials characterization, dynamics of MEMS
  • Structural acoustics: complex structures, structural localization, plates, shells

Honors and Awards

Fellow, Acoustical Society of America (2014)
Wilhelm Bessel Forschungspreis, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung (2013)

Selected Publications

  • E. Forouzesh, A. K. Goel, and J. A. Turner, “Quantifying plant cell wall failure in vivo using nanoindentation,” MRS Communications (to appear, 2014).
  • H. Du, C. Lonsdale, J. Oliver, B. M. Wilson, and J. A. Turner “Measurement of quench depth in railroad wheels by diffuse ultrasonic backscatter,” J. Nondestructive Evaluation 33, 104-110 (2014).

  • H. Du and J. A. Turner, “Ultrasonic attenuation in pearlitic steel,” Ultrasonics 54 882-887 (2014).

  • P. Hu, C. M. Kube, L. W. Koester, and J. A. Turner, “Mode-converted diffuse ultrasonic backscatter,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 134, 982-990 (2013).

  • A. Subramanian, J. A. Turner, G. Budiraja, S. G. Thakurta, N. P. Whitney, S. S. Nudurupati, “Ultrasonic bioreactor as a platform for studying cellular response to ultrasound,” Tissue Engineering C 19, 244-255 (2013).

  • E. Forouzesh, A. Goel, S. A. Mackenzie, and J. A. Turner, “In vivo extraction of Arabidopsis cell turgor pressure using nanoindentation in conjunction with finite element modeling,” the Plant Journal 73, 509-520, doi: 10.1111/tpj.12042 (2013).

  • C. M. Kube, H. Du, G. Ghoshal, and J. A. Turner, “Stress-dependent changes in diffuse ultrasonic backscatter coefficient in steel: Experimental results,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 132, EL43-48 (2012).

  • B. J. Polly, P. A. Yuya, M. P. Akhter, R. R. Recker, and J. A. Turner, “Intrinsic material properties of trabecular bone by nanoindentation testing of biopsies taken from healthy women before and after menopause,” Calcified Tissue International 90, 286-293 (2012).

  • C. M. Hayot, E. Forouzesh, A. Goel, Z. Avramova and J. A. Turner, “Viscoelastic parameters of cell walls of single living plant cells determined by dynamic nanoindentation,” J. Exp. Botany 16, 2525-2540 (2012).

  • J. P. Killgore, D. G. Yablon, A. H. Tsou, A. Gannepalli, P. A. Yuya, J. A. Turner, R. Proksch, and D. C. Hurley, “Viscoelastic property mapping with contact resonance force microscopy,” Langmuir 27, 13983-13987 (2011).


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