Orion Farr

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Doctorant, AMU

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Bachelors in Geology from Rutgers University 2018
Masters in Geochemistry from Rutgers University 2021
PhD in Physics and Material Sciences Aix- Marseille University 2024

Thesis « Reactivity of diiron centers ; from enzymes back to minerals »

Certain metastable minerals share analogous atomic coordination with the reaction centers of primative enzymes like (sMMO, CODH, etc). Futher study of these natural catalysts will answer questions on the origins of metabolism with the added benefit of uncovering efficent pathways for bio-inspired carbon capture, sequestration, and utilization (CCUS).

I specialize in high pressure chemistry, materials characterization, and photochemistry. I have experience in the operation of various analytical instruments, including X-ray diffractometry (XRD), gas chromatography (GC-MS), electron microscopy (SEM,TEM), IR/Raman spectroscopy, HPLC, and NMR


Publications
ORCID id: 0000-0003-0478-794X

2022

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 HAL: hal-03805068v1