McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University

Faculty Directory

Seth Lichter

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

2145 Sheridan Road

Tech L493

Evanston, IL 60208-3109

(847) 467-1885
s-lichter( at )


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA

M.S. Aerospace Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA

B.A. Engineering and Applied Physics, Harvard University, Cambirdge, MA

Research Interests

Fluid dynamics; Hamiltonian systems; protein folding

Significant Recognition

  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award
  • Clemens Herschel Prize for Excellence in Engineering

Selected Publications

  • H. Hansen-Goos and S. Lichter, “Geometric models of protein secondary-structure folding”, J. Wiley and Slns, (2013)
  • Wang, Qian; Lichter, Seth; Yi, Taeil, “Conformations of a dipolar solute in a stockmayer solvent channel”, Langmuir, (2012)
  • S. Lichter, B. Rafferty, Z. Flohr and A. Martini, “Protein High-Force Pulling Simulations Yield Low-Force Results”, Plos One, (2012)
  • T. B. Sisan and S. Lichter, “The end of nanochannels”, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, (2011)
  • A. Vadakkepatt, Y. Dong, S. Lichter and A. Martini, “Effect of molecular structure on liquid slip”, Physical Review E, (2011)
  • JA PEDERSEN;S LICHTER;MA SWARTZ, “Cells in 3D matrices under interstitial flow: Effects of extracellular matrix alignment on cell shear stress and drag forces”, Journal of Biomechanics, (2010)
  • T Sisan, S Lichter, “Single-file flows in carbon nanotubes: A simplified molecular dynamics model”, American Physical Society, 61st Annual Meeting of the APS ..., (2008)
  • T Yi, QJ Wang, S Lichter, “Slip flow: How slip occurs on a two-dimensional surface”, American Physical Society, 61st Annual Meeting of the APS ..., (2008)

McCormick School of Engineering Home | McCormick Chinese (中文网站) | Contact Us | Maps
Northwestern Home | Northwestern Calendar | Emergency Plan | Legal and Policy Statements
© 2014 Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University