Phillip White

Adjunct Faculty Chemistry & Physics
  • Chemistry and Physics

About Me

I am interested in the application of ultrasound for biomedical imaging, sensing, and therapy. Among others, I collaborate with researchers within the Departments of Radiology, Neurosurgery, Transplant Surgery, and Cardiovascular Imaging at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and the Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Emergency Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Other collaborators include those at the Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and the Boston University Department of Biomedical Engineering.

I have been instrumental in the development of high-intensity focused ultrasound for noninvasive brain surgery and am interested in the continued development of this technology for multiple indications (e.g., cancer, multiple sclerosis, and functional neurosurgery) and the translation of techniques toward novel diagnostic applications (e.g., surgical guidance, portable screening, and wearable monitors).

I will be starting the Biomedical Ultrasound Lab at Simmons University in Fall 2019. Please keep returning to this site as I update the list of projects, and contact me ( if you are interested in research opportunities.

What I Teach

  • CHEM-390-01 - Chemistry Seminar
  • PHYS-114-01 - Funds of Physics I
  • PHYS-114-LC - Funds of Physics I
  • PHYS-114/MATH121 – LCIS - 01
  • PHYS-114G-01 - Funds of Physics I GIL
  • PHYS-114L-LC - Fund. Physics Lab
  • PHYS-355-02 - Independent Study with Thesis
  • PHYS-390-01 - Physics Seminar
  • CHEM-390-01 - Chemistry Seminar
  • PHYS-233-01 - Introduction to Medical Imaging
  • PHYS-300-01 - Mechanics
  • PHYS-333-01 - Biomedical Ultrasound Physics