For any query, please contact me using the form below. I am eager to discuss novel collaborations.

I supervise the research projects of ~4 students each year and am always happy to discuss potential projects for graduate students at UTRGV. Please get in touch if you’re interested! The current fully-funded projects I have available are the following:

Project 1. Mineral-mediated vectorial nucleotide polymerization without wet-dry cycling. — Skills: Analytical chemistry, microfluidics, geochemistry, enzymatic molecular biology. MS level.

Project 2. Coupling of intermediary proto-metabolism cycling with amino acid synthesis + polymerization. — Skills: Metabolism, analytical chemistry, microfluidics. PhD level.

Project 3. Coupling autocatalytic cycling with growth and non-genetic replication and heredity. — Skills: Metabolism, analytical chemistry, modelling, biophysics. PhD level.

Project 4. Mapping out the products of Enceladus’ hydrothermally-related geochemistry. — Skills: Geochemistry, high-pressure microfluidics, analytical chemistry, planetary science. MS or PhD level.

Project 5. Simulating upwards journey and icy deposition + irradiation of Enceladus’ organics. — Skills: Engineering, planetary science, analytical chemistry. MS or PhD level.

I also provide expert advise to private or public organisations and individuals on:

  • Prebiotic chemistry
  • Astrobiology and astrochemistry
  • Space exploration, biosignatures, Ocean Worlds
  • Primitive heredity, bioenergetics
  • Geochemistry of hydrothermal systems
  • Microfluidics, analytical chemistry, engineering
  • Early-career prospects and networking
Physical address

Office 4.612, Science Building (ESCNE)

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Edinburg, TX 78541

United States

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