For more information about my publications, please visit my Academia and Google Scholar sites.


Adam, Z.R., Fahrenbach, A., Jacobson, S.M., Kacar, B. and Zubarev, D.Yu. (2021). Radiolysis Generates a Complex Organosynthetic Chemical Network. Scientific Reports, vol. 11, no. 1743, doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-81293-6.

Tran, Q.P., Adam, Z.R., and Fahrenbach, A.C. (2020) Prebiotic Reaction Networks in Water. Life, vol. 10, no. 12, doi: 10.3390/life10120352.

Yi, R., Tran, Q.P., Yoda, I., Adam, Z.R., Cleaves, H.J. and Fahrenbach, A.C. (2020) A continuous reaction network that produces RNA precursors. PNAS, vol. 117, no. 24, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1922139117.

Adam, Z.R., Kacar, B., Som, S.M., Lynch, K.L., Walther-Antonio M. and Williford, K.H. (2018). The origin of animals as microbial host volumes in nutrient-limited seas. PeerJ Preprints, vol. 6, e27173v1.

Yi, R., Hongo, Y., Yoda, I., Adam, Z.R. and Fahrenbach, A. (2018). Radiolytic synthesis of cyanogen chloride, cyanamide and simple sugar precursors. ChemistrySelect, vol. 3, no. 36, pp. 10169-10174.

Adam, Z.R., Fahrenbach, A., Hongo, Y., Cleaves, H.J., Yi, R., Yoda, I. and Aono, M. (2018). Estimating the capacity for production of formamide by radioactive minerals on the prebiotic Earth. Scientific Reports, vol. 8, no. 1, p. 265.

Adam, Z.R., Fahrenbach, A., Kacar, B. and Aono, M. (2018). Prebiotic geochemical automata at the intersection of radiolytic chemistry, physical complexity and systems biology. Complexity, article 9376183, doi: 10.1155/2018/9376183.

Adam, Z.R., Mogk, D.W., Skidmore, M.L. and Butterfield, N.J. (2017). A Laurentian record of the earliest fossil eukaryotes. Geology, vol. 45, no. 5, doi: 10.1130/G38749.1.

Adam, Z.R., Zubarev, D., Aono, M., Cleaves, H.J. (2017). Subsumed complexity: Abiogenesis as a byproduct of complex energy transduction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, v. 375, no. 2109, p. 20160348.

Kacar, B, Hanson-Smith, V., Adam, Z.R. and Boekelheide, N. (2017). Constraining the timing of the Great Oxidation Event within the Rubisco phylogenetic tree. Geobiology, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 628-640.

Adam, Z.R., Skidmore, M.L., and Mogk, D.W, 2016. Paleoenvironmental implications of an expanded microfossil assemblage from the Chamberlain Formation, lower Belt Supergroup, Montana. GSA Special Paper no. 522- Belt Supergroup: Window to Proterozoic Earth.

Adam, Z.R., 2016. Temperature oscillations near natural nuclear reactor cores and the potential for prebiotic oligomer synthesis, Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres, v. 46, no. 2, pp. 171-187.

Adam, Z., DeMarines, J., Illangkoon, H., Kaçar, B., Som, S. and Walker, S.I., 2012. Integrating Mentoring in a Social Network Setting with the S.A.G.A.N. Mentorship Program. Proceedings of the 2012 Mentoring Conference.

Adam, Z.R., 2010. Environmental Control and Life Support Systems for Flight Crew and Space Flight Participants in Suborbital Space Flight. Advisory Circular AC460.11-1-A, published by the Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, DC.

Som, S.M., Adam, Z.R., and Vance, S., 2009. Use the Water: In-Situ Resource Technology for Icy- Surface Landers. Acta Astronautica, v. 64, no. 9, pp. 1006-1010.

Adam, Z.R., 2009. Evidence of Gravitons as Fused Photons in Four Dimensions. ArXiv, no.


Adam, Z.R., 2007. Actinides and Life’s Origins, Astrobiology, v. 7, no. 6, pp. 852-872.


Adam, Z. R., 2009, Analysis of SpaceX Falcon 9 second stage survivability for Flight 001 during Africa overflight and Bermuda near-overflight: Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, AST-200, 9 pages.

Adam, Z.R., 2009, Analytical development of the SpaceX Dragon reentry vehicle debris list: Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, AST-200, 15 pages.

Adam, Z.R., 2009, Analytical solution for expected casualty resulting from a SpaceX Dragon random, uncontrolled reentry: Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, AST-200, 4 pages.

Adam, Z.R., 2009, Probability of failure analysis for the SpaceX Dragon demonstration reentry flights: Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, AST-200, 11 pages.


Adam, Z.R., 2012. Teacher’s Guide to Space Technology for Disaster Management, Teachers Without Borders, 105 pages.

Mohadjer, S. and Adam, Z.R., 2010. Teacher’s Guide to Earthquake Safety Education, 118 pages.


“Stopped Clock”, in Tales from Spaceship Earth, Habitable Press, Seattle, WA,  2016.

Scientific/technical adviser and screenplay consultant, Version2014