Research & Services | Geochemical Laboratories

Lazar Boaz, HUJI, Faculty of Science, The Institute of Earth Sciences
Erel Yigal, HUJI, Faculty of Science, The Institute of Earth Sciences


Geochemistry, marine geochemistry, environmental geochemistry, isotope geochemistry



  • The laboratory actively engages in research relating to
  • Geochemistry
  • Marine geochemistry
  • Environmental geochemistry
  • Low temperature geochemistry
  • Metamorphic petrology
  • Fluid-rock interactions
  • Biogeochemistry of oceanic trace metals
  • Geochemistry of natural solutions
  • Radioactivity of groundwater


  • The geochemical laboratories employ highly knowledgeable, skilled researchers employing state-of-the-art technologies and equipment.

Available equipment

  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometer (ICP-OES; Perkin Elmer Optima 3000)
  • Atomic Absorption (AA ; Perkin-Elmer PC-5100 ZL) with two modules
  • Graphite Zeeman-effect corrected furnace (HGA) for analyses of low concentrations of trace metals  
  • Flame AA for quick analysis of cations at higher concentrations
  • Luminescence Spectrometer (Perkin Elmer LS30)
  • UV/vis Spectrophotometer (Camspec single beam M330)
  • Flow Injection Analyzers (FIA) for analyzing nutrients and iron
  • Ion Chromatograph

Available equipment at the Geological Survey of Israel (for us to use)

  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS; Perkin Elmer SCIEX, CDR II)
  • Multi Collector Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (MC-ICP-MS; Nu Instruments)


  • Yigal Erel, PhD
  • Boaz Lazar, PhD
  • Amitai Katz, PhD
  • Alan Mathews, PhD
  • Yeala Shaked, PhD
  • Abraham Starinsky, PhD



Contact for more information:

Itzik Goldwaser
VP, Head of Research Collaborations
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