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Seth Lichter

Professor of Mechanical Engineering


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech L493
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

(847) 467-1885Email Seth Lichter


Contact-Line Physics and Vorticity Dynamics


Mechanical Engineering


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)