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E. Carr Everbach

* BA in the Division of Applied Sciences, Harvard 1982
* MS & PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Yale 1986, 1989
* Hunt Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America
* Adjunct Prof. of EE at Univ. of Rochester
* Presidential Faculty Fellow of the NSF
* Teaching Engineering at Swarthmore since 1990

* Office: Hicks 217
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* Phone: (610)-328-8079


  • ENGR 02 - Exploring Acoustics
  • ENGR 4A - Introduction to Environmental Protection
  • ENGR 05 - Engineering Methodology
  • ENGR 06 - Mechanics
  • ENGR 11 - Physical Systems Analysis I
  • ENGR 12 - Physical Systems Analysis II
  • ENGR 14 - Experimentation for Engineering Design
  • ENGR 15 - Solar Energy Systems
  • ENGR 41 - Thermofluid Mechanics
  • ENGR 64 - Swarthmore and the Biosphere
  • ENGR 83 - Fluid Mechanics
  • WMST 30 - Women and Technology
  • ENVS 02 - Human Nature, Technology, and the Environment


submitted: Enhancement of fibrinolysis in plasma blood clots in an ultrasound standing-wave field at 760 kHz. I.N. Chernysh, E. Carr Everbach, and J.W. Weisel, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 2009.

Diagnostic Ultrasound. E. Carr Everbach, invited tutorial paper, Physics Today, March 2007.

Characterization of individual submicron perfluorocarbon gas bubbles by ultrasonic backscatter. E. Carr Everbach, D.B. Khismatullin, J.T. Flaherty and R.A. Roy, Acoustics Research Letters Online, ARLO 6(3), 175-181(July, 2005).

Enhanced Retention in the Passive-Avoidance Task by 5-HT1A Receptor Blockade is not associated with increased activity of the Central Nucleus of the Amygdala. A.M. Schneider, E. Wilkins, A. Firestone, E. Carr Everbach, J.C. Naylor, and P. Simson, Learning & Memory 10:394-400 (2003).

Differences in Definity and Optison microbubble destruction rates at a similar mechanical index with different real-time perfusion systems. C. Sonne, F. Xie, J. Lof, J. Oberdorfer, P. Phillips, E. Carr Everbach, and T.R. Porter, J. Am. Soc. Echocardiology 16, 1178-1185 (2003).

Effectiveness of transcranial and thrasthoracic ultrasound and microbubbles in dissolving intravascular thrombi. T.R. Porter, D. Kricsfeld, J. Lof, E. Carr Everbach, F. Xie, J. Ultrasound Med. 2001, 20:1313-1325.

A comparison of the hemolytic potential of Optison™ and Albunex® in whole human blood in vitro: acoustic pressure, ultrasound frequency, donor and passive cavitation detection considerations. M.W. Miller, E. Carr Everbach, C. Cox, R.R. Knapp, A.A. Brayman, and T.A. Sherman, Ultrasound in Med. & Biol. 27(5), 709-721 (2001).

Myocardial cavitational activity during continuous infusion and bolus intravenous injections of perfluorocarbon-containing microbubbles. T.R. Porter, Carr Everbach, D. Kricsfeld, and F. Xie, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 14(6):618-625:2001.

Cavitational mechanisms in ultrasound-accelerated thrombolysis at 1 MHz. E. Carr Everbach and Charles W. Francis, Ultrasound in Med. & Biol. 26(7), 1153-1160 (2000).

Bacterial stress responses to 1 MHz pulsed ultrasound in the presence of microbubbles. Vollmer, A.C., Kwayke, S., Halpern, M. and Everbach, E. C., Appl. Environ. Microbiol 64(10), 3927-3931 (1998).

Effect of acoustic cavitation on platelets in the presence of an echo-contrast agent. E. Carr Everbach, I.R.S. Makin, C. Francis, and R. Meltzer, Ultrasound in Med. & Biol. 24(1), 129-136 (1998).


Biomedical ultrasound, nonlinear dynamics, acoustics, noise control, environmental sustainability, undergraduate research. See my personal website at