Albert Fahrenbach

Szostak Lab

Research Fellow

About Albert Fahrenbach

Albert Fahrenbach graduated from IU in 2008 with a BSc in Chemistry having completed two years of undergraduate research with Professor Amar Flood. Albert moved on to Northwestern University and has recently received his PhD in organic chemistry with Professor Fraser Stoddart where he focused on the use of mechanically interlocked molecules in the development of prototypical artificial molecular machines. Albert now plans on using the lessons he learned to investigate the chemistry of the origin of life from the point of view of nonequilibrium processes with Professor Jack Szostak at Harvard University in affiliation with the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Albert will be spending three months a year in Japan collaborating with scientists from a range of disciplines including geologists, astronomers and biologist all trying to shed light on how life may have arisen on the early Earth.