Swarthmore Engineering

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
* Department Chair from August 2013

* Office: Hicks 202
* E-Mail: ceverba1@swarthmore.edu
* 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 35 - Solar Energy Systems
  • ENGR 41 - Thermofluid Mechanics
  • ENGR 64 - Swarthmore and the Biosphere
  • ENGR 83 - Fluid Mechanics
  • ENGR 86 - Dynamics of Mechanical Systems
  • WMST 30 - Women and Technology
  • ENVS 02 - Human Nature, Technology, and the Environment


Microbubble cavitation imaging. F. Vignon, W.Shi, J. Powers, E. Carr Everbach, J. Liu, F. Xie, T.R. Porter, IEEE-UFFC 60(4), 661-670 (2013).

Effects of attenuation and thrombus age on the success of ultrasound and microbubble-mediated thrombus dissolution. F. Xie, E. Carr Everbach, S. Gao, L.K. Drvol, W.T. Shi, F. Vignon, J.E. Powers, J. Lof, T.R. Porter, Ultrasound in Med. & Biol. 37(2), 280-288 (2011).

In-Vivo Microbubble Cavitation Imaging. Vignon, F., Shi, W., Liu, J., Xie, F., Gao, S., Drvol, L., Lof, J., Everbach, C., Porter, T. and Powers, J. Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound, 2011, pp. 134-38.

Investigation of Image-guided Sonothrombolysis in a Porcine Acute Ischemic Stroke Model. William T. Shi, Thomas R. Porter, Vignon, Francois, Jeffry E. Powers, Shunji Gao, Jinjin Liu, Feng Xie, Lucas Drvol, John Lof, and E. Carr Everbach. IEEE Ultrasonics 2011, pp 332-337.

Real-Time Two-Dimensional Imaging of Microbubble Cavitation. Thomas R. Porter, Vignon, Francois, Jeffry E. Powers, William T. Shi, Shunji Gao,Jinjin Liu, Feng Xie, Lucas Drvol, John Lof, E. Carr Everbach. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound, 2011, pp. 2032-2036.

Threshold of Inertial Cavitation Induced by Diagnostic Ultrasound and Microbubbles. Vignon, Francois, Thomas R. Porter, Jeffry E. Powers, William T. Shi, Shunji Gao, Jinjin Liu, Feng Xie, Lucas Drvol, John Lof, E. Carr Everbach. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound, 2011, pp. 2078-2083.

Transcranial Threshold of Inertial Cavitation Induced by Diagnostic Ultrasound and Microbubbles. Liu, J., Gao, S., Porter, T., Everbach, C., Shi, W., Vignon, F., Powers, J., Lof, J., Turner, J., Xie, F. IEEE Ultrasonics Letters, Vol. 2, 2010 , pp. 434-439.

Utilization of Diagnostic Transtemporal Guided High Mechanical Index Ultrasound and a Systemic Microbubble Infusion to Treat Ischemic Stroke without Fibrinolytic Agents. Porter, T., Vignon, F., Powers, J. Gao, S., Liu, J. Xie, F., and Everbach EC. American College of Cardiology, Letters Vol 19(3), 2010, pp. 2534-2539.

Investigation of effectiveness of microbubble stable cavitation in thrombolysis. William T. Shi, Shunji Gao, Vignon, Francois, Jeff E. Powers, Lucas Drvol, Ki Won Jung, Feng Xie, John Lof, E. Carr Everbach, Thomas R. Porter. IEEE 2010 Ultrasound Symposium, pp. 1743-1749.

Treatment of Acute Intravascular Thrombi with Diagnostic Ultrasound and Intravenous Microbubbles. F. Xie, J. Lof, Carr Everbach, A. He, R.M. Bennett, T. Matsunaga, J.Johanning, T.R. Porter. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. Img 2, 511-518 (2009).

Bioeffects considerations for diagnostic ultrasound contrast agents. D.L. Miller, M.A. Averkiou, A.A. Brayman, E.C. Everbach, C.K.Holland, J.H. Wible Jr., J. Wu. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 27(4), 611-623 (2008).

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine consensus report on potential bioeffects of diagnostic ultrasound: Executive summary. J.B. Fowlkes, J.S. Abramowicz, C.C. Church, … E.C. Everbach, … D.G. Simpson, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 27(4), 503-515 (2008).

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). http://scitation.aip.org/ARLO/

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. See my personal website at http://fubini.swarthmore.edu