Sophia Santillan

Sophia Santillan

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 144 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5310
  • Email Address: sophia.santillan@duke.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Duke University, 2007

Research Interests

Engineering education, nonlinear systems, structural mechanics and numerical methods.

Courses Taught

  • EGR 190L: Special Topics in Engineering with Lab Component

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Santillan, ST; Virgin, LN, Numerical and experimental analysis of the static behavior of highly deformed risers, Ocean Engineering, vol 38 no. 13 (2011), pp. 1397-1402 [10.1016/j.oceaneng.2011.06.009] [abs].
  • Watkins, RJ; Santillan, S; Radice, J; Barton, O, Vibration response of an elastically point-supported plate with attached masses, Thin-Walled Structures, vol 48 no. 7 (2010), pp. 519-527 [10.1016/j.tws.2010.02.005] [abs].
  • Santillan, ST; Virgin, LN; Plaut, RH, Static and Dynamic Behavior of Highly Deformed Risers and Pipelines, Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, vol 132 no. 2 (2010), pp. 021401-021401 [10.1115/1.4000555] [abs].
  • Santillan, ST; Plaut, RH; Witelski, TP; Virgin, LN, Large oscillations of beams and columns including self-weight, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, vol 43 no. 8 (2008), pp. 761-771 [10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2008.04.007] [abs].
  • Virgin, LN; Santillan, ST; Plaut, RH, Vibration isolation using extreme geometric nonlinearity, Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol 315 no. 3 (2008), pp. 721-731 [10.1016/j.jsv.2007.12.025] [abs].