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Mark Schafer

Mark E. Schafer, PhD

Research Professor
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Office: Bossone 102
Phone: 215.895.2215


Dr. Mark E. Schafer recently joined Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems as a Research Professor. He has extensive expertise in ultrasound system development for medical applications, including combined ultrasound and therapeutic light sources for antibacterial treatment, as well as neurological applications of ultrasound. His experience includes diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical ultrasound, as well as lithotripsy devices, from initial design, development and testing through regulatory submission and intellectual property protection. Dr. Schafer is PI on a just-awarded interdisciplinary Pennsylvania Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) grant (Co-PIs: Drs. Margaret Finley, College of Nursing and Health Professions; and Peter A. Lewin, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems).


  • PhD, Drexel University, Biomedical Engineering, 1988
  • MS, Penn State University, Acoustics, 1982
  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering, 1979

Professional Societies

  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Fellow
  • IEEE Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society
  • Acoustical Society of America, Fellow

Research Interests

Ultrasonic/acoustic technology, ultrasound-phototherapy, ultrasonic transducers, wound healing, image processing, high power ultrasound effects, novel dosimetry approaches and non-linear applications.