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Michael Schindler

Michael Schindler

Sessional On-Campus (mo)
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Architecture
B-8042, Willet Green Miller Centre


Born in Frankfurt, Germany

In Canada since 1997

In Sudbury since 2007


  • M.Sc. in Mineralogy in 1993,  Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Ph.D. in Mineralogy in 1997, ~~Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor in 2007, Laurentian University

Associate Professor in 2012, Laurentian University




Environmental Geology

Mineral Surface Sciences


  • Emmy Noether Felllowship in 2000 from the Deutsche Forschungs Gemeinschaft
  • Young Scientist Award in 2006 from the Mineralogical Association of Canada


Low-T Geochemistry (2nd year)

Global change (4th year); this course also includes an Introduction to Environmental Geology

Hydrogeology (4th year)

and occasionally:

Mineralogy (2nd year)

Advanced Mineralogy (4th year)


57. Schindler, M., Lanteigne, S., McDonald, A. Hawthorne, F.C.(2014) The role of mineral surface-coatings in soils contaminated by atmospheric pollution. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta (submitted).
56. Schindler, M. (2014) A mineralogical and geochemical study of slag in the historical O’Donnell Roast Yards, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Can. Mineral. (in press).
55. Lanteigne, S., Schindler, M. and McDonald, A. (2014) Distribution of metal(loid)s in smelter-derived particulate matter in soils, mineralogical insights into their retention and release in a low-T environment. Can. Mineral. (in press).
54. Hawthorne, F.C. and Schindler M. (2013) Crystallization and Dissolution in Aqueous Solution: A Bond-Valence Approach. Structure and Bonding DOI:10.1007/ 430_2013_912 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
53. Schindler M., Ilton, E.S. (2013) Uranium Mineralogy and Geochemistry on the Nano- to micrometer scale: Redox Dissolution and Precipitation processes at the mineral water interface. In Burns, P.C., Sigmon, G.E., (Editors) Uranium-Cradle to Grave. Mineralogical Association of Canada. Short Course Series, 43: 203-253
52. Schindler, M, Mantha, N.M, Kyser, K.T., Murayama, M and Hochella, M.F. Jr.(2012) Shining light on black rock-coatings in smelter-impacted areas. Geoscience Can. 39, 148-157.
51. Schindler, M., Durocher, J., Kotzer, T.K. Hawthorne, F.C. (2012) Uranium-bearing phases in mine tailings of Northern Canada: Products of the interaction between leachate/raffinate and tailings material. Appl. Geochem. 29, 151-161
50. Schindler M. and Kamber, B.S. (2012) High-resolution lake sediment reconstruction of industrial impact in a mining and smelting center, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Appl. Geochem. 37, 102-116.
49. Lanteigne, S., Schindler, M., McDonald, A.M., Skeries, K., Abdu, Y., Mantha, N.M., Murayama, M., Hawthorne F.C. and Hochella, Jr, M.F. (2012) Mineralogy and weathering of smelter-derived spherical particles in soils: implications for the mobility of Ni and Cu in the surficial environment. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 223, 3619-3641.
48. Mantha, N.M., Schindler, M., and Kyser, T. K. (2012) Silica- and sulfate-bearing rock coatings in smelter areas: II. Forensic tools for atmospheric metal(loid)- and sulfur-isotope compositions. Geochim. Cosmochim. 90, 221–241.
47. Mantha, N.M., Schindler, M., Murayama, M and Hochella Jr, M.F. (2012) Silica- and sulfate-bearing rock coatings in smelter areas: Products of chemical weathering and atmospheric pollution I. Formation and mineralogical composition. Geochim. Cosmochim. 85, 254–274.