Interested in joining the Schlaf Research Group @Guelph ?
Please apply through the Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry (GWC)2 !
Current Group Members
Marcel Schlaf, Ph.D., Diplom-Chemiker
P: ++ (519) 824-4120 x 53002
M: ++ (519) 362-0557
Originally from Deutschland Marcel studied chemistry at the Bayerische Julius Maximilian Universität in Würzburg (Diplom-Chemiker, 1992) and at the University of Toronto (Ph.D., 1996), was an NSERC post-doctoral fellow at U Ottawa (1997) and Brookhaven National Laboratory (1998). He joined the University of Guelph in 1999. He likes sailing, hiking, and (free-) diving. (Click here for a full CV).
Gabriel Hart Slater-Eddy, Ph.D. cand.
G. Hart Slater-Eddy was born in Peterborough Ontario but has called Guelph home since 2012. After completing his B.Sc., Hons in Chemistry at the University of Guelph in 2016, he joined the Schlaf research group where he is currently working on the hydrodeoxygenation of acetylated biomass derived sugar alcohols. Beyond chemistry, Hart enjoys gardening, cooking, and cheering on the Habs. He and his partner are awaiting the birth of their first child, and are looking forward to this new chapter in their lives !
Elise Chung, M.Sc. cand.
Elise Chung grew up in Brampton, Ontario and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph. She is currently pursuing the synthesis of a water-soluble homogeneous hydrodeoxygenation catalyst featuring a cationic ligand. In her extra time, Elise enjoys painting, digital art, and attempting to grow plants.
Aidan England, Ph.D. cand.
Aidan hails from Burlington, On. and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph. He joined the Schlaf group in 2018 and is developing new catalytic methods for the production of green monomers and solvents. Outside of the lab, Aidan enjoys running in the Guelph Arboretum and good coffee.
Kyle Salmon, M.Sc. cand.
Kyle Salmon is from Nipigon, ON. He completed his undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics at Northland College in Wisconsin, where he also played NCAA DIII ice hockey. He is currently working on a computational chemistry project involving the utilization of DFT methods to calculate relative stability constants of ruthenium complexes. He enjoys playing hockey recreationally in the winter months and during the summer he enjoys cycling and exploring new hiking trails. He hopes to try travelling to different countries in the future, Covid pending….
Natalie Wright was born in North Vancouver but moved to North Bay, Ontario, at a young age. She is currently working on completing her B.Sc. Honours in Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and B.A. minor in Business Economics at the University of Guelph. Natalie joined the Schlaf research group as a USRA student for the summer of 2022. She is currently working on synthesizing a water-soluble hydrodeoxygenation catalyst featuring a porphyrin ligand. Natalie enjoys being outdoors, running, biking, and rock climbing. She is passionate about drawing and painting, photography, and reading.
|Last Name||First Name||Year||Degree||Position||Location|
|Handerson||Sean||2001||M.Sc.||Real Estate Investor||Barrie, Ontario, Canada|
|Chung||Mee-Kyung||2003||Ph.D||Staff Scientist at Baylor College of Medicine||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Xie||Zhi||2004||M.Sc.||Veeva Systems – Veeva R&D Sales Manager – Greater China||Chaoyang Qu, Beijing, China|
|Bosch||Martin||2004||Ph.D.||Privatier||Guelph, Ontario, Canada|
|Bierenstiel||Matthias||2005||Ph.D.||Professor of Chemistry at Cape Breton University||Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Dykeman||Ryan||2007||M.Sc.||Formulation Chemist at Syngenta||Jamestown, North Carolina, United States|
|Luska||Kylie||2007||M.Sc.||Instructional Assistant at McMaster University||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
|Thibault||Michelle||2009||Ph.D.||Technologist, University of Calgary||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Di Mondo||Domenico||2011||M.Sc.||VP Technology & Business Development, Green Mantra Technologies||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Waldie||Fraser||2012||M.Sc.||Technical Service & Application Development at NOVA Chemicals||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Oswin||Christopher||2013||M.Sc.||Technical Director at Nuco Inc||Guelph, Ontario, Canada|
|Minard||Thomas||2014||M.Sc.||Operations Coordinator at Quantum Valley Ideas Lab||Waterloo, Ontario, Canada|
|de Resende||Eliane Cristina||2014||Ph.D.||Professor de Ensino Básico, Técnico e Tecnológico na Instituto Federal de Minas Gerais||Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil|
|Sullivan||Ryan||2015||M.Sc.||Senior Research Scientist at Eurofins Alphora, Alphora Research Inc.||Mississauga, Ontario, Canada|
|Gissane||Christopher||2015||M.Sc.||VP Professional Development Portfolio at PMI||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Latifi||Elnaz||2017||Ph.D.||Senior Research Scientist at Eurofins Alphora, Alphora Research Inc||Mississauga, Ontario, Canada|
|da Cunha||Igor Tadeu||2018||M.Sc.||PhD candidate at Queen’s University||Kingston, Ontario, Canada|
|Stones||Maryanne||2020||Ph.D.||Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Guelph||Cambridge, Ontario, Canada|
|Last Name||First Name||Year||Position||Location|
|Khanfar||Monther||2007||Professor, University of Jordan||Amman, Jordan|
|Acosta-Ramirez||Alberto||2012||unknown||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Teixeira||Ivo Freitas||2014||Professor, Federal University of São Carlos||São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil|
|Nakisha||Mark||2018||Ph.D. candidate, University of West Indies||St. Augustine, Port of Spain, Trinidad|
|Diana||Quintao Lima||2018||Professor and Chair, CEFET-MG – Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica de Minas Gerais||Belo Horizinte, Minas Gerais, Brazil|
|Last Name||First Name||Year||Position||Location|
|Taher||Deeb||2009||Professor, University of Jordan||Tafila, Jordan|
|Ashok||Devipriya||2010||Analytical Scientist at Quotient Sciences||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Karimi||Elham||2011||Technical Manager at Syncoat Chemicals Ltd.||Brantford, Ontario, Canada|
|Scott||Benjamin||2011||Director Of Technology at GreenMantra Technologies||Guelph, Ontario, Canada|
|Kunst||Eike||2012||KÖSTER BAUCHEMIE AG||Aurich, Germany|
|Correia||Marie||2012||Docent/Lecturer at Maastricht Science Programme||Maastricht, Netherlands|
|Jollet||Véronique||2014||R&D Development Specialist||Duerne, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France|
|Lee||Sunhwa||2015||last known: Staff Scientist at Altranex Corp.||Kingston, Ontario, Canada|
Summer and 4th year students
|First Name||Last Name||Year||Position||Location|
|Ebbing||de Jong||2000||Senior Research Scientist at SUNY Upstate Medical University||Syracuse, New York, United States|
|Magda||Dymarska||2001||Environmental Protection Officer at Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy||Victoria, British Columbia, Canada|
|Paul||D’Hondt||2003||Learning Coordinator at Huron Perth Catholic District School Board||Dublin, Ontario, Canada|
|De-Ann||Perrey (nee Rollins)||2004||Asset Integrity and Reliability Supervisor at Chevron||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Christopher||McLaughlin||2004||Scientist, Delivery Innovation at Moderna Therapeutics||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Elizabeth||Viljoen||2006||Food Safety & Quality Assuarnce Coordinator, R.D.J. Bakeries||Cambridge, Ontario, Canada|
|Matthew||Jones||2007||Reliability Team Lead at Maple Leaf Foods Inc||Guelph, Ontario, Canada|
|Jenessa||Ji Youn Youm||2008||unknown||unknown|
|Jennifer||Howell||2009||Chemistry Teacher at Elmwood School||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Petar||Misev||2009||Manufacturing Engineer, Surface Finishing at Collins Aerospace||Oakville, Ontario, Canada|
|Ashley||Loeffler||2011||Forensic Scientist, Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Benjamin||Chung||2013||Technical Expert, Apple Canada & Medical Radiation Science student at the Michener Institute/University of Toronto||Vaughan, Ontario, Canada|
|Adam||Gabara||2013||Medical Doctor||Cambridge, Ontario, Canada|
|Alexander||Boncheff||2013||Coatings Technology Specialist, Lorama Group||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Coralee||Ridder||2013||Research Associate at Sialco Materials Ltd||Surrey, British Columbia, Canada|
|Benjamin||Stein||2015||Development and Process Engineering Technician at BWXT Canada Ltd||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Mohamed||Ahmed||2015||Medical Student at the University of Toronto||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Katelyn||McCallum||2016||Chemical Technologist at Bruce Power||Tiverton, Ontario, Canada|
|Konrad||Piaseczny||2016||Self-employed music producer||Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada|
|Parnian||Soltanipanah||2016||Law Student at Bereskin & Parr LLP||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Whittingham||Alexander||2016||Ph.D. cand. at the University of Waterloo||Waterloo, Ontario, Canada|
|Austin||Marchese||2017||Ph.D. cand. and Vanier Scholar at the University of Toronto||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Megan||Magee||2017||M.Sc. Cand. at McMaster University||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
|Margaret||Hulls||2017||Field Service Representative at Agilent Technologies||Guelph, Ontario, Canada|
|Kareem||Skinner||2018||Quality Control Chemist, Bio Agri Mix LP||Mitchell, Ontario, Canada|
|Matisse||Pickels||2018||M.Sc. cand. at the University og Guelph||Guelph, Ontario, Canada|
|Harrison||Young||2019||Ph.D. cand. at the University of Victoria||Victoria, British Columbia, Canada|
|Juan Sebastian||Montoya Pareja||2019||Laboratory Assistant at University of Guelph||Guelph, Ontario, Canada|
|Laura||Earnden||2019||M.A.Sc. cand. at the University of Guelph||Guelph, Ontario, Canada|
|Gabriele||Wehrle||2020||Ph.D. cand. at the University of Guelph||Guelph, Ontario, Canada|