Professor Margel received his Ph.D. from the Department of Materials Science, at the Weizmann Institute in 1976. He completed his postdoctoral studies at the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH), Department of Inorganic Chemistry in 1977 and then served two years as a senior scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at CALTECH. From 1980 to 1986 he worked as a senior scientist, and from 1985 as an Associate Professor, at the Department of Materials Science, the Weizmann Institute. He was a visiting scientist at DuPont, Central Research and Development in 1986-87, in 1992 at the Polymer Section, University of Ulm, Germany, and in 1997 at the Department of Physical Electronics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He subsequently joined Bar-Ilan's Chemistry Department as an Associate Professor and was appointed full Professor in 1994. Professor Margel was nominated as the head of the Chemistry Department in the year 2000 , served in that position for a period of two years, and was recently nominated as dean of the Faculty of Exact Sciences.