Christian McHugh, PhD he/him/his
Assistant Teaching Professor
Science & Engineering 203B
|2022||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||PhD in Physics|
|2015||University of Delaware||Hon BS in Physics|
|2015||University of Delaware||BBE|
- Dual-modality molecular imaging using microbubbles
- Chemical exchange saturation transfer with hyperpolarized xenon
- Computational quantitative hyperCEST for multipool systems
- Low-field NMR
- Medical Physics
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Molecular Imaging
- Chemical Exchange NMR
- Physics Education Research
- McHugh CT, Durham PG, Atalla S, Kelley M, Bryden NJ, Dayton PA, Branca RT (2022).
Low-boiling Point Perfluorocarbon Nanodroplets as Dual-Phase Dual-Modality MR/US Contrast Agent
- McHugh CT, Kelley M, Bryden NJ, Branca RT (2021).
In vivo hyperCEST imaging: Experimental considerations for a reliable contrast
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
- McHugh CT, Durham PG, Kelley M, Dayton PA, Branca RT (2021).
Magnetic Resonance Detection of Gas Microbubbles via HyperCEST: A Path Toward Dual Modality Contrast Agent
Dr. Christian McHugh is a faculty member in the physics department at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. In 2015, he earned degrees in both Physics and Biomedical Engineering from the University of Delaware. He then worked as an MRI Research Specialist within the Laboratory for Structural, Physiologic, and Functional Imaging at the the University of Pennsylvania. He continued his work in the field of Medical Physics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned his PhD in Physics in 2022. He is driven by an interdisciplinary approach to research, working at the intersection of physics and biomedical engineering. Dr. McHugh is also devoted to improving physics education and science communication for the students of UMass Dartmouth as well as its neighboring communities.