Everett Shock

School Of Earth & Space Explor
University Club
University Club
BDI Associate Faculty
Biodesign FAM

Location: TEMPE

Contact Information
(480) 965-0631


  • Ph.D. University of California-Berkeley 1987
  • B.S. Earth Sciences, University of California-Santa Cruz, 1978

Research Interests

In GEOPIG (Group Exploring Organic Processes in Geochemistry) we explore Earth environments in the field, lab, and computer, to better understand how geochemical processes provide the energy and nutrients that support Earths microbiomes. We use what we learn to conceptualize how other planets, especially Ocean Worlds, may support life.


Everett Shock has joint appointments in the School of Molecular Sciences and also the School of Earth and Space Exploration and is director of the W. M. Keck Foundation Laboratory for Environmental Biogeochemistry at ASU. He earned a B.S. degree in earth sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1978, and a Ph.D. is geology at the University of California, Berkeley, working with Harold Helgeson. He is a fellow of the Geochemical Society and European Association for Geochemistry, and a fellow of the American Geophysical Union. He has research interests that span environmental chemistry, geochemistry and biogeochemistry, with current projects in hydrothermal ecosystems, hydrothermal organic chemistry, the deep biosphere, serpentinization, submarine hydrothermal systems, the geochemistry of icy solar bodies, aqueous alteration of meteorite parent bodies and environmental biogeochemistry.