Marcel received a B.Eng. and M.Sc. in pharmaceutical and chemical engineering. During his studies he stayed with the Environmental Sciences Group at the Royal Military College of Canada for six months to investigate the effects of emerging pollutants on microbial communities from soil and wetland ecosystems. After graduation he started to work as an analytical chemist in the pharmaceutical industry before pursuing his Ph.D. studies in environmental health sciences at the RECETOX institute at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. During his Ph.D., Marcel focused on advanced oxidation processes for the removal of natural toxins from surface water. Amongst others, he investigated plasma-based approaches in collaboration with the INP. After receiving his Ph.D., Marcel started to work at the INP, where he is now responsible for the topic Clean Water focusing on the application of plasma methods for the removal of recalcitrant pollutants from water in various applications.