Mark Grinstaff

Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry; College of Engineering Distinguished Faculty Fellow, College of Engineering

Mark W. Grinstaff is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry at Boston University and a College of Engineering Distinguished Faculty Fellow.

Mark received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois under the mentorship of Professor Kenneth S. Suslick and was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology with Professor Harry B. Gray. Mark’s awards include the ACS Nobel Laureate Signature Award, NSF Career Award, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, and Edward M. Kennedy Award for Health Care Innovation.

He has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, 200 issued patents or patent applications, and has given more than 275 oral presentations. His students and fellows have given more than 125 oral presentations and 350 posters. He is a co-founder of four companies that are commercializing his ideas and he has three medical products being sold and used in the clinic. His current research activities include new macromolecule and amphiphile syntheses, self-assembly chemistry, tissue engineering, drug delivery, and imaging.