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chemistry professor

Henry Horst Mantsch, Romanian, Canadian chemistry professor. Recipient medal Ministry of Education, Bucharest, 1972, Humboldt Foundation medal Bonn, 1980, Herzberg award, 1984, Marcus Marci medal, 1998; Chemical Institute Canada fellow, 1979, Royal Society of Canada fellow, 1982.


Mantsch, Henry Horst was born on July 30, 1935 in Mediasch, Transylvania, Romania. Emigrated to Canada, 1968. Son of Heinrich Johann and Olga Augusta (Gondosch) Mantsch.


Bachelor of Science, University Cluj, Transylvania, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cluj, Transylvania, 1964.


Research scientist Romanian Academy of Sciences, Cluj, 1958-1965, Technology University Munich, Germany, 1966-1968. With National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada, 1968-1972. Professor biochemistry University Cluj, 1973-1974, Liebig University, Giessen, Germany, 1975-1976.

Head molecular spectroscopy National Research Council, Ottawa, since 1977. Member Canada Research Council, 1977-1991, Winnipeg, 1992—2002. Science counsellor Canada Embassy, Berlin, 2002—2007.

Senior science advisor Foreign Affairs Canada, Ottawa, since 2008. Adjunct professor Carleton University, Ottawa, 1978-1990, University Ottawa, 1990-1992, University Manitoba, Winnipeg, since 1992.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Patentee in field.


Member American Biophysics Society, Society Applied Spectroscopy, Chemical Institute Canada (chairman biological chemical division 1980-1981), Canada Spectroscopy Society (national executive committee 1981-1990), Canada Biophysics Society (secretary since 1999).


Married Amy Emilia Kory, November 2, 1959. Children: Monica, Marietta.

Heinrich Johann Mantsch

Olga Augusta (Gondosch) Mantsch

Amy Emilia Kory

Monica Mantsch

Marietta Mantsch