Earth Materials Science (EMS)

The Earth Materials Science (EMS) Laboratory focuses on the role of earth materials in (i) geochemical cycling and the uptake of various elements in the earth’s crust; (ii) how these materials are used as raw materials resources; and (iii) processing of these materials to derive novel use and functionality. (more…)

  Earth Resources (ERL)

The Earth Resources Laboratory (ERL) conducts research on earth resources ranging from metalliferous and non-metalliferous deposits and energy resources. It envisions quality research and training of graduate and undergraduate students on the various aspects of resources.  (more)

  Engineering Geology (EGL)

The Engineering Geology Laboratory (EGL) focuses on the application of geology to engineering practice. Its mission is to understand earth-structure interactions and investigate how the earth and earth processes impact human-made structures and human activities. The ultimate goal is to reduce the risk from geohazards.  (more…)

Environment Monitoring (EML)

The Environment Monitoring Laboratory (EML) focuses on water quality and quantity research projects including mapping and assessment of water pollution, water quality modeling, rainfall forecasting, flood modeling, and large scale dam monitoring. (more…)

Nannoworks (Nanno)

The Nannoworks Laboratory is primarily focused on the utilization of microfossils (coccolithophores, foraminifera, dinoflagellates and diatoms) or the biologic components of sediments to understand past (and present) geologic and oceanographic environments and processes.  (more…)

  Rushurgent Working Group (RWG)

The Rushurgent Working Group (RWG) is a research group that studies the geology of the Philippines and Asia, mineral exploration, mineralization models, high & low temperature geochemistry, petrography and geochemistry of sedimentary sequences, exploration geophysics, ancient and modern marginal basins of the Western Pacific, upper crust-mantle sequences, island arcs, crustal thickness, neotectonics and tectonic hazards, climate change adaptation, and disaster risk management. (more…)

Structural Geology and Tectonics (SGT)

The Structural Geology and Tectonics (SGT) Laboratory is engaged in research that aims to understand observable structures and the evolution of tectonics (particularly in the Philippines and Southeast Asia), in order to give context to the occurrence of mineral and energy resources, and natural hazards.  (more…)

Volcano-Tectonics (VTEC)

The Volcano Tectonics (VTEC) laboratory is a workplace in the National Institute of Geological Sciences where faculty and students conduct theoretical and experimental research on the reciprocal influence of volcanoes and their basement. Over the years, it has evolved into a research laboratory where its members help in disaster work either to volunteer in search and rescue, conduct forensic analysis or carry out basic research on the hazard event. (more…)