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Marcel Schlaf, Ph.D., Dipl.-Chem. and the Research Group

Marcel in May 2018

Originally from Deutschland Marcel joined the University of Guelph in 1999.

In his spare time he is - among other things - working on his technique in flipping over racing dinghies on local lakes, and reading books (... you know these ancient things made of paper ...)

Education/Professional Positions


1985 Abitur at the Theodor-Heuss-Gymnasium, Heilbronn, Germany

1992 Diplom-Chemiker, Universität Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany

1996 Ph. D. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Toronto, Canada

1997 NSERC post-doctoral fellow, University of Ottawa, Canada

1998 NSERC post-doctoral fellow, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA

1999 Assistant Professor, University of Guelph, Canada

2004 Associate Professor, University of Guelph, Canada

2006 Visiting Researcher Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010 Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Western Ontario and the Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR).

2011 Professor of Chemistry, University of Guelph, Canada

2015 Appointed Visiting Professor at the Dalian Institiute of Chemical Physics and the Chinese Academy of Sciences for a 4-year term.


Scholarships and Awards


1988-1991 Stipend of the Robert-Bosch-Foundation, Stuttgart, Germany

1992 F.A. Beamish Award in Inorganic Chemistry at U of T

1992/93 University of Toronto Open Fellowship

1993/94 University of Toronto Open Fellowship

1994/95 Lord Simcoe Special Fellwoship

1994/95 University of Toronto Open Fellowship

1995/96 University of Toronto Open Fellowship

1996/97/98 NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship