Axel Guenther

University of Toronto
  • Scientific Director, Centre for Microfluidic Systems in Chemistry and Biology
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Guenther obtained his doctoral degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and conducted postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is recipient of the ETH silver medal (2002), the Ontario Early Researcher Award (2009), the I.W. Smith Award of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (2010) and currently holds the Wallace G. Chalmers Chair of Engineering Design (2012-). He has published >30 scientific papers and invented 3 licensed technologies. Dr. Guenther co-organizes “Ontario-on-a-Chip”, the annual event on microfluidics, microreactors and labs-on-a-chip, which facilitates contact between university researchers and chemical, pharma, biotech, advanced materials and analytical device companies and is the Scientific Director of a new Centre for Microfluidic Systems in Chemistry and Biology in Toronto.