Hi! I'm a PhD student at the Institute of Planetary Materials in Misasa, Japan. My research is focused on the Hayabusa2 mission samples, where I study how organic compounds could form on extrasolar bodies, their interactions with ice and minerals, and how Ryugu itself could have formed. My undergradute degree was at Rutgers University, in Chemical Engineering and Earth & Planetary Science. I previously worked at the Rutgers NAI, ELSI, and NIST .
These are the questions I would like to focus my research on:
How can we use abiotic synthesis reaction networks to develop signatures that indicate life-building processes on exoplanets?
How can we understand the diversity of chemistry of planets within our Solar System and create a chemical network that can identify the hidden reactions those atmospheres might see?
Perhaps the greatest of all, how did the diverse chemical system on our planet evolve, is the recipe repeatable or unique, and can we find the ingredients elsewhere in the universe?