RESEARCH GROUP

Basic and Applied Geology (GIGBA)

Faculty of Physicochemical Engineering

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Minciencias Classification : A

The Research Group on Basic and Applied Geology (GIGBA) emerged in the late 1990s as a result of concerns about generating new knowledge in the field of Geosciences. Our group has gone through different stages through which the lines of research have been constituted in (1) Georesources, (2) Geology of Crystalline Complexes and Sedimentary Basins, (3) Quaternary Geology, (4) Environmental Geology and Geological Threats, and (5) Experimental Geology. Research initiatives developed from an interdisciplinary perspective. Our research has focused on solving problems of geological mapping problems on the surface of the different lithologies and the structural arrangement of rocky bodies, geo-themed mapping, exploration and exploitation of geo resources and their sustainable use, geo threats, and experimental geology.

 

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The line of research in Environmental Geology and Geological Threats is perhaps the most important and impact in society, however it investigates natural and anthropogenic geological risks, promoting the conservation of nature from restoration processes, as well as risk management. However, another of the research lines with strong impact is the Experimental Geology in which in an interdisciplinary way is studied both on an experimental and application scale the use of low-cost raw materials for their technological transformation into materials for industrial use (zeolites and geopolymers), the use of industrial waste in the preparation of eco-construction materials, rock-fluid interaction with implications in improved hydrocarbon recovery, and comprehensive evaluation of conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon resources from modern state-of-the-art technologies. This work provides solutions to the problems experienced by society and the productive sector of our country.

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Environmental Geology and Geological Threats
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Experimental Geology
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Geology of Crystalline Complexes and Sedimentary Basins
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Quaternary Geology
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Geo resources
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The GIGBA Group’s Charter of Technology Services is as follows:

  • Groundwater prospecting
  • Environmental geology
  • Surface and underground geological mapping
  • Geological studies of mineral deposits
  • Elaboration of geological guides (geological itineraries)
  • Characterization of raw materials (geo materials and industrial waste)
  • Geotechnical mapping
  • Geophysical, geochemical and mineral exploration
  • Mineralogical and petrographic characterization using different microscopy techniques
  • Aerial photography and satellite imagery
  • Hydrogeological studies
  • Characterization of rocky massifs.
The School of Geology, UIS, presents to the educational community and the general public the extension services of the GIGBA research group. Photo taken from stock images of a man exploring a terrain.

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The UIS has established different agreements with national and international entities in order to have a greater impact on their training, teaching, research and related processes in the articulation of the public university with the different social actors.

 

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Research Group in Basic and Applied Geology (GIGBA)

Phone: +57 (607) 634 4000

Extension: 306 – 309

Mail:

colegial@uis.edu.co

Main Campus UIS

Cra 27, calle 9. Ciudad universitaria. Edificio Jorge Bautista Vesga. Oficina 338, piso 3.

Universidad Industrial de Santander

Office hours:

Monday to Thursday

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Do you want more information?

Contact Us

Research Group in Basic and Applied Geology (GIGBA)

Phone: +57 (607) 634 4000

Extension: 306 – 309

Mail:

colegial@uis.edu.co

Main Campus UIS

Cra 27, calle 9. Ciudad universitaria. Edificio Jorge Bautista Vesga. Oficina 338, piso 3.

Universidad Industrial de Santander

Office hours:

Monday to Thursday

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Do you want more information?

Contact Us

Research Group in Basic and Applied Geology (GIGBA)

Phone: +57 (607) 634 4000

Extension: 306 – 309

Mail:

colegial@uis.edu.co

Main Campus UIS

Cra 27, calle 9. Ciudad universitaria. Edificio Jorge Bautista Vesga. Oficina 338, piso 3.

Universidad Industrial de Santander

Office hours:

Monday to Thursday

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.