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The Institute of Environmental Geology and Geoengineering (IGAG) was born in 2001 from the merger of five previous institutes operating in the fields of geology, engineering, chemistry and geochemistry, thus achieving the integration of skills typical of the Earth sciences, geotechnical and mining engineering and environmental chemistry.

Thanks to the investment that the institute has made in technological innovation and the development of innovative analytical and experimental methods, the IGAG laboratories constitute an important infrastructural asset that manages to attract researchers from Italian and foreign research institutions.

The 34 analytical, experimental and field laboratories put multidisciplinary skills into a network, which carries out experimentation and in-depth activities as part of the activities envisaged by the research topic lines.

The network of IGAG laboratories constitutes an important endowment for the Institute’s researchers, who exploit their technological skills and abilities in the context of the projects they are involved in, but also for the external scientific and technical community, for which it represents a point of fundamental contact with the skills of IGAG researchers.

The structure supports research based on geosciences applied to the various fields of investigation summarized in the institute’s thematic lines and third mission activities.

Montelibretti Unit

Area della Ricerca di Roma 1 – Montelibretti, Via Salaria km 29,300 – 00015 Monterotondo (RM)

The GeoArc Laboratory for Geoarchaeology and Archaeometry include all technical and scientific skills, also analytical instrumentations, of IGAG Department of the Earth Science and

The activity of the Environmental Geochemistry and Geochemical Mapping laboratory (GASLAB) is focused on the study on the gas migration processes from shallow and deep geological s

The laboratory of precious metals, represents an external section of the hydrometallurgy laboratory. It is used for the extraction and purification of precious metals (gold and sil

The Stable Isotope Laboratory is part of the larger Environmental Geochemistry Laboratory. The available equipment allows chemical analysis and isotopic abundance measurements of C

The GIS Laboratory provides an environment where IGAG’s researchers work to advance knowledge in the application of geospatial technologies.

Ostra-Lab specializes in processing sediment samples for the extraction of calcareous microfossils, in particular ostracods (crustaceans).

The new IGAG Thin Sections Laboratory in Montelibretti was launched in 2016. The lab is dedicated to the preparation of thin sections for microscopic studies of samples from geolog

Determination of the experimental parameters for the deposition of elements contained in process solutions and into the industrial and mining tailings and waste water, aimed at the

The activity is aimed to valorize primary and secondary raw materials, through the application of hydrometallurgical processes to geo-resources at low content, for the recovery of