Mark Schoenfisch is the Peter A. Ornstein Distinguished Professor, jointly appointed in the Department of Chemistry (College of Arts & Sciences) and Division of Pharmacoengineering & Molecular Pharmaceutics (UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Schoenfisch received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Germanic Languages and Literature (BA, 1992) at the University of Kansas prior to attending the University of Arizona for graduate studies in Chemistry (PhD, 1997). His dissertation research involved the characterization and application of alkanethiol self-assembled monolayers at electrode interfaces. Before starting at UNC-Chapel Hill, he spent two years as a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan (1998-1999). His research interests include analytical sensors, biomaterials, and the development of macromolecular nitric oxide release scaffolds as new therapeutics.
Technology/intellectual property originating from the Schoenfisch lab is being commercialized by three companies located in the Research Triangle Park area: