Marcelo Guzman

Marcelo I. Guzman is a Professor of Chemistry and the Principal Investigator of the Environmental Chemistry Laboratory at the University of Kentucky. In 2013, he received a NSF CAREER award. He holds a Licentiate in Chemistry degree from National University of Tucuman, Argentina (2000). He received undergraduate and graduate research fellowships from the Research Council of the National University of Tucuman (1999 to 2002), to perform research in various  projects in the Organic Chemistry Department. In 2001, he was awarded The Argentine Chemical Society award and the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET) offered him a fellowship as the top ranked Chemistry graduate. In 2002, he was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) working on Paper and Photograph Conservation in the Sherman Fairchild Center. He earned his Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech, 2007) working on ice chemistry. For his postdoctoral experience he joined the Origins of Life Initiative at Harvard University as an Origins Fellow.

Dr. Guzman’s work contributes towards the following United Nations global  Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all:

Research Interests

Mass Spectrometry




Prebiotic Chemistry


Environmental Chemistry

Environmental Monitoring


Honors and Distinguished Service