Ariel Anbar

Ariel Anbar

Astrobiology Advisor

Ariel Anbar is a scientist and educator interested in Earth’s past and future as an inhabited world, and the prospects for life beyond. His group develops novel geochemical methods to study topics ranging from the chemical evolution of the atmosphere and oceans to human disease. Trained as a geologist and a chemist, Anbar is a President’s Professor at Arizona State University on the faculty of the School of Earth & Space Exploration and the School of Molecular Sciences, and a Distinguished Sustainability Scholar in ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability. Anbar directed ASU’s Astrobiology Program from 2009 – 2015 and directs the Center for Education Through Exploration. A graduate of Harvard and Caltech, he was on the faculty of the University of Rochester before moving to ASU in 2004. An author of >180 refereed papers, Anbar is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the Geological Society of America, the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry, and is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. He is a recipient of the Donath Medal and the Arthur L. Day Medal of the Geological Society of America.