Kirt Robinson

Kirt has a background in organic chemistry and geochemistry and his research interests include the exploration of ocean worlds in our solar system and beyond, investigating possible prebiotic chemical reactions leading to the emergence of life, improving biosignature detection strategies, and developing novel methods for green chemistry.

He conducts specialized hydrothermal organic geochemistry experiments to build predictive thermodynamic and kinetic reaction models, and he analyzes environmental samples to ground-truth those models.

He is currently an Assistant Research Scientist in the Beyond Center at Arizona State University working under the advisement of Hilairy Hartnett and Sara Walker.