Mohamad Abiad leads the continuous growth and importance of LEAF

Established in 1997 with a grant from USAID, the Environmental Core Lab (EVL) has become a focal point for the testing and analysis of environmental samples in Lebanon. As of March 2020, EVL or Core lab moved from AUB's Faculty of Medicine to FAFS, where it was renamed as Laboratories for the Environment, Agriculture, and Food (LEAF). With Dr. Mohamad Abiad as Director, LEAF strives to be a reference lab for Lebanon and the Region in analytical testing. LEAF serves the public and private sectors, as well as individuals. The LEAF team maintains high-quality international standards and provides analytical testing and training services for food, animal feed, pharmaceuticals, water, soil, wastewater, and compost. 

LEAF has state-of-the-art equipment for the extraction, analysis, and identification of a vast array of inorganic and organic chemicals and of microbiological and toxicological contaminants. The lab's services include analysis of various matrices, including environmental, agro-food, packaging, and petroleum as well as food chemistry, food microbiology, nutritional analysis, rheology, labeling, packaging permeability and migration, pesticide residues, heavy metals, colorants, allergens, endotoxins, and aflatoxins.

LEAF maintains a competitive strategy to offer its clients the best services with reliable and accurate results at affordable prices. All analytical tests follow the international standard procedures established by HACH, ISO, ASTM, EPA, AOAC, and BS. LEAF is committed to providing high-quality laboratory services that meet the customers' requirements, all applicable regulatory requirements, and the accreditation requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for a variety of routine tests. The LEAF team regularly participates in international inter-lab analysis comparison (ILC) and Proficiency Testing (PT) programs, including IAEA, UNEP-GEF, CAP, FAPAS, EUROFINS, AGLAE, RIKILT, and LGC PT schemes.

Dr. Mohamad G Abiad is now Lifetime Certified Packaging Professional (CPPL) from the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP)


Since 1972, IoPP has awarded qualified professionals the designation “Certified Packaging Professional (CPP)” and “CPP – Lifetime (CPPL)”.  To date, 2000+ packaging professionals have attained CPP status. Dr. Abiad is one of the few certified professionals in the region. The industry recognizes the CPP designation as a commitment to excellence in the packaging profession.

For more information, please contact us at 01-350000 x 4824, or by email leaf@aub.edu.lb

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