Axel Guenther

Full Professor
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Institute of  Biomedical Engineering

Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT)

Office: Mechanical Engineering Building, Room MC416
Phone: 416-978-1282

Short Biography

Dr. Guenther is a Full Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, with cross-appointment at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. He obtained his doctoral degree from ETH Zurich and conducted postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received the ETH medal (2002), the Ontario Early Researcher Award (2009), the I.W. Smith Award of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (2010) and the Innovator of the Year (2013) and Safwat Zaky Research Leader (2021) Awards of the University of Toronto. He is interested in microfluidic and biofabrication strategies for hierarchical biomaterials and tissues. He invented several bioprinting technologies and currently serves as the founding Co-Director of the Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT), joint initiative between the University of Toronto and the National Research Council of Canada.


I enjoy teaching a variety of classes at the University of Toronto, including the undergraduate courses MIE312 (Fluid Mechanics I) and MIE414 (Applied Fluid Mechanics), and the graduate course MIE1232 (Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip Systems).


My publication history is available in the publications section.