Department of Engineering:  Faculty
  • 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
  • E-Mail:
  • Phone: (610)-328-8079
Carr Everbach
  • 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 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
  • 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. (accepted July 2001).
  • 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).
  • Encyclopedia article: Ultrasound, Physical Effects of, E. Carr Everbach in Encyclopedia of Applied Physics, G. Trigg, ed., Wiley-VCH publ., NY (1998), ISBN 3-527-29475-9.
  • Correlation of ultrasound-induced hemolysis with cavitation detector output in vitro. E. Carr Everbach, I.R.S. Makin, M. Azadniv, and R. Meltzer, Ultrasound in Med. & Biol. 23(4); 619-624 (1997).
  • Book Chapter: Parameters of Nonlinearity of Acoustic Media, E. Carr Everbach in Encyclopedia of Acoustics, Malcolm J. Crocker, ed., John Wiley & Sons, NY (1997), ISBN 0-471-17767-9.
  • Measurement of pressure and assessment of cavitation for a 22.5 kHz intra-arterial angioplasty device. I.R.S. Makin and E. Carr Everbach, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 100(3); 1855-1864 (1996).
  • An interferometric technique for B/A measurement. E. Carr Everbach and R.E. Apfel, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 98(6); 3428-3438 (1995).
  • Effect of a stabilized microbubble echo contrast agent on hemolysis of human erythrocytes exposed to high intensity pulsed ultrasound. Brayman, A.A, Azadniv, M., Makin, I.R.S., Miller, M.W., Carstensen, E.L., Child, S.Z. Raeman, C.H., Meltzer, R.S., and Everbach, E.C., Echocardiography 12(1), 13-21 (1995).
  • Transient acoustic cavitation causes gallstone fragmentation: a study of gallstones fragmented in vivo. N. Vakil, and E. Carr Everbach, Ultrasound in Med. & Biol. 19(4); 331-342 (1993).
  • Internal stress wave measurements in solids subjected to lithotripter pulses. S.M. Gracewski, G. Dahake, Z. Ding, S.J. Burns, and E. Carr Everbach, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 94(3), 652-61 (1993).
  • Acoustics of musical instruments, ultrasound, cavitation of microbubbles, shockwaves, nonlinear dynamics, hearing aid design, sound barrier design, hybrid electric cars, straw bale construction.
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