ICTP Laboratories

Please note that ICTP's laboratories now fall under the umbrella of its new Science, Technology and Innovation unit.

Multidisciplinary Laboratory (MLab)

The ICTP MLab promotes interdisciplinary experimental activities based on advanced instruments and methods developed in basic physics research. MLab activities include scientific instrumentation development, novel detector and electronic circuit design and prototyping, X-ray imaging, and accelerator-based analytical techniques.

Guglielmo Marconi ICT Wireless Laboratory

The Marconi Laboratory houses ICTP's training programmes on wireless communications  and IoT (Internet of Things), which are constantly evolving to reflect the advances in those rapidly evolving fields. For this training to be effective, research and assessments of different solutions are carried out and then some of them are implemented in pilot deployments in different countries.

ICTP Laser Laboratory

The ICTP Laser Laboratory is a collaborative experimental facility serving the needs of both ICTP and Elettra. Students and researchers in the lab investigate the physics and applications of short pulse lasers, specifically femtosecond lasers used in the seeding of the FERMI Free Electron Laser at Elettra.

ICTP Applied Physics Laboratory

This laboratory, also located at Elettra, conducts basic research activities and supports advanced courses for PhD students in turbulent fluid mechanics, as well as providing support for joint synchrotron-related lab experiments.

ICTP-INFN-SPIE Quantum Cascade Laser Laboratory

ICTP and SPIE, the international optics and photonics society, collaborate with the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) to research quantum cascade lasers (QCL), which have numerous applications in the remote sensing of environmental gases and pollutants, as well as in medical diagnostics.

ICTP Scientific FabLab

The ICTP Scientific FabLab is a workshop area for Makers within ICTP campus and it offers the possibility of digital fabrication and rapid prototyping for projects in the fields of science, education and sustainable development.

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Fields of research

Various, including accelerator-based analytical techniques, X-ray imaging, wireless communication technologies, lasers, fluid mechanics

Who can apply

Scientists from around the world, particularly those from developing countries


Depending on the programme, scientists may be entitled to monthly allowances and travel grants. For details, email the laboratory contact person


See laboratory details for contact information

Laboratory Opportunity
Scientists from around the world, particularly those from developing countries
Depends on agreement between laboratory and scientist
To be announced