Orion Farr

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Doctorant, AMU

+33 4 91 164435

Equipe / Group: BIP 09

Bachelors in Geology from Rutgers University 2018
Masters in Geochemistry from Rutgers University 2021

Thesis title: « UV-recycling of phosphorus in the Archean Eon »

PhD in Materials Science in progress at Aix- Marseille University
Thesis title: « Reactivity of diiron centers ; from enzymes back to minerals »

I am studying the redox reactivity of a peculiar group of catalytic minerals in an effort to uncover the origins of metabolism. These minerals have been found to catalyze many reactions of interest to the origin of life, environmental remediation, and energy generation communities.



Wolfgang Nitschke, Barbara Schoepp‐Cothenet, Simon Duval, Kilian Zuchan, Orion Farr, Frauke Baymann, Francesco Panico, Alessandro Minguzzi, Elbert Branscomb, Michael J. Russell.
Aqueous electrochemistry: The toolbox for life's emergence from redox disequilibria.
Electrochemical Science Adv, 2022. DOI: 10.1002/elsa.202100192