American University of Beirut

Message from the Director

​Advancing science while serving the industry has always been the main driver behind the establishment of the Laboratories for the Environment, Agriculture, and Food (LEAF), previously known as the Environmental Core Lab (EVL) at AUB.

As of March 2020, the EVL, also known as the Co​re lab, has moved under the new management of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences [previously under the Faculty of Medicine]. Our mission at LEAF is to be a reference lab for analytical testing in Lebanon and the region.

We are committed to providing professional high-quality services meeting international standards (ISO/IEC 17025:2017; General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories) in analytical testing and training services covering various sectors including food, animal feed, pharmaceuticals, water, soil, wastewater, and compost. We regularly participate in various routine and non-routine international inter-lab analysis comparison program (ILC) also known as Proficiency Testing (PT) programs namely IAEA, UNEP-GEF, CAP, FAPAS, Eurofins, AGLAE, RIKILT, and LGC PT schemes.

Our clients range include the agro-food sector and other industry sectors, governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as individuals. Our goal is to build sustainable relationships with our clients whom we believe are our “partners”.

We continuously strive to offer the best service for our clients. We boldly analyze what other labs will not.

Dr. Mohamad G Abiad
Professor, NFSC​
Director, LEAF
Coordinator, Food Science and Management Program 

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