Hi.  I’m Matt Turner.  This is a portfolio of some of the projects I’ve worked on in research labs and at home.  A handful are shown above and the rest are available via the category and tag lists.

I’m currently a PhD student in experimental physics at the University of Washington in Seattle.  I work on technology development in a research group that excels at exploiting an eighteenth-century instrument to test modern physics.  I use lasers to measure picoradians and make furniture, I speak Thai and pretend to speak a couple other SE Asian languages, I’ve experienced 13 minutes of weightlessness on a NASA aircraft, and I like to make stuff (including Thai food).

I’m graduating soon and seeking a research or product development position making use of my broad experience in technical problem solving, precision measurement, hands-on prototyping and fabrication, data analysis, and numerical simulation.