Sophia Santillan

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

I'm an Associate Professor of the Practice, teaching some required courses for the MEMS major. My research areas are: structural mechanics, nonlinear dynamics, and engineering/STEM education.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of the Practice in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 187 Hudson Hall, Box 90300, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: +1 919 660 5339
  • 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

  • ME 555: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 424L: Mechanical Systems Design
  • ME 421L: Mechanical Design
  • ME 391: Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • MATH 753: Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
  • MATH 353: Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
  • MATH 219: Multivariable Calculus
  • HOUSECS 59: House Course
  • EHD 796T: Bass Connections Education & Human Development Research Team
  • EHD 795T: Bass Connections Education & Human Development Research Team
  • EHD 396T: Bass Connections Education & Human Development Research Team
  • EHD 395T: Bass Connections Education & Human Development Research Team
  • EGR 244L: Dynamics

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Santillan, S. T., L. P. Franzoni, and S. L. Tantum. “Work in Progress: Evaluation of 360 Coaching to Support Whole-Student Advising in the First-Year.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2023.
  • Cervi, C., S. T. Santillan, and L. N. Virgin. “Interrogating the Configuration Space of Postbuckled Beams.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics 149, no. 3 (March 1, 2023). https://doi.org/10.1061/JENMDT.EMENG-6839.
  • Stach, E., G. Lipp, P. McGuire, and S. Santillan. “IT'S CURLING NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS!.” In ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), Vol. 8, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2023-112436.
  • Tantum, S., S. T. Santillan, L. Temiquel-McMillian, and J. Ganley. “WIP - 360 Coaching to Support Whole-Student Advising in the First-Year.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2022.
  • Cunningham, P., H. M. Matusovich, C. Carrico, R. M. C. Ellestad, S. Tantum, S. T. Santillan, and R. Simmons. “Supporting Students' Skillful Learning: Lessons Learned from a Faculty Development Workshop.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2021.
  • Santillan, S. T., L. P. Franzoni, and S. L. Tantum. “Work in Progress: Evaluation of 360 Coaching to Support Whole-Student Advising in the First-Year.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2023.
  • Cervi, C., S. T. Santillan, and L. N. Virgin. “Interrogating the Configuration Space of Postbuckled Beams.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics 149, no. 3 (March 1, 2023). https://doi.org/10.1061/JENMDT.EMENG-6839.
  • Stach, E., G. Lipp, P. McGuire, and S. Santillan. “IT'S CURLING NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS!.” In ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), Vol. 8, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2023-112436.
  • Tantum, S., S. T. Santillan, L. Temiquel-McMillian, and J. Ganley. “WIP - 360 Coaching to Support Whole-Student Advising in the First-Year.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2022.
  • Cunningham, P., H. M. Matusovich, C. Carrico, R. M. C. Ellestad, S. Tantum, S. T. Santillan, and R. Simmons. “Supporting Students' Skillful Learning: Lessons Learned from a Faculty Development Workshop.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2021.
  • Santillan, S. T., L. P. Franzoni, and S. L. Tantum. “Work in Progress: Evaluation of 360 Coaching to Support Whole-Student Advising in the First-Year.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2023.
  • Cervi, C., S. T. Santillan, and L. N. Virgin. “Interrogating the Configuration Space of Postbuckled Beams.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics 149, no. 3 (March 1, 2023). https://doi.org/10.1061/JENMDT.EMENG-6839.
  • Stach, E., G. Lipp, P. McGuire, and S. Santillan. “IT'S CURLING NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS!.” In ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), Vol. 8, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2023-112436.
  • Tantum, S., S. T. Santillan, L. Temiquel-McMillian, and J. Ganley. “WIP - 360 Coaching to Support Whole-Student Advising in the First-Year.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2022.
  • Cunningham, P., H. M. Matusovich, C. Carrico, R. M. C. Ellestad, S. Tantum, S. T. Santillan, and R. Simmons. “Supporting Students' Skillful Learning: Lessons Learned from a Faculty Development Workshop.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2021.
  • Santillan, S. T., L. P. Franzoni, and S. L. Tantum. “Work in Progress: Evaluation of 360 Coaching to Support Whole-Student Advising in the First-Year.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2023.
  • Cervi, C., S. T. Santillan, and L. N. Virgin. “Interrogating the Configuration Space of Postbuckled Beams.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics 149, no. 3 (March 1, 2023). https://doi.org/10.1061/JENMDT.EMENG-6839.
  • Stach, E., G. Lipp, P. McGuire, and S. Santillan. “IT'S CURLING NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS!.” In ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), Vol. 8, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2023-112436.
  • Tantum, S., S. T. Santillan, L. Temiquel-McMillian, and J. Ganley. “WIP - 360 Coaching to Support Whole-Student Advising in the First-Year.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2022.
  • Cunningham, P., H. M. Matusovich, C. Carrico, R. M. C. Ellestad, S. Tantum, S. T. Santillan, and R. Simmons. “Supporting Students' Skillful Learning: Lessons Learned from a Faculty Development Workshop.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2021.
  • Santillan, S. T., L. P. Franzoni, and S. L. Tantum. “Work in Progress: Evaluation of 360 Coaching to Support Whole-Student Advising in the First-Year.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2023.
  • Cervi, C., S. T. Santillan, and L. N. Virgin. “Interrogating the Configuration Space of Postbuckled Beams.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics 149, no. 3 (March 1, 2023). https://doi.org/10.1061/JENMDT.EMENG-6839.
  • Stach, E., G. Lipp, P. McGuire, and S. Santillan. “IT'S CURLING NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS!.” In ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), Vol. 8, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2023-112436.
  • Tantum, S., S. T. Santillan, L. Temiquel-McMillian, and J. Ganley. “WIP - 360 Coaching to Support Whole-Student Advising in the First-Year.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2022.
  • Cunningham, P., H. M. Matusovich, C. Carrico, R. M. C. Ellestad, S. Tantum, S. T. Santillan, and R. Simmons. “Supporting Students' Skillful Learning: Lessons Learned from a Faculty Development Workshop.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2021.
  • Santillan, S. T., L. P. Franzoni, and S. L. Tantum. “Work in Progress: Evaluation of 360 Coaching to Support Whole-Student Advising in the First-Year.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2023.
  • Cervi, C., S. T. Santillan, and L. N. Virgin. “Interrogating the Configuration Space of Postbuckled Beams.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics 149, no. 3 (March 1, 2023). https://doi.org/10.1061/JENMDT.EMENG-6839.
  • Stach, E., G. Lipp, P. McGuire, and S. Santillan. “IT'S CURLING NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS!.” In ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), Vol. 8, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2023-112436.
  • Tantum, S., S. T. Santillan, L. Temiquel-McMillian, and J. Ganley. “WIP - 360 Coaching to Support Whole-Student Advising in the First-Year.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2022.
  • Cunningham, P., H. M. Matusovich, C. Carrico, R. M. C. Ellestad, S. Tantum, S. T. Santillan, and R. Simmons. “Supporting Students' Skillful Learning: Lessons Learned from a Faculty Development Workshop.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2021.
  • Santillan, S. T., L. P. Franzoni, and S. L. Tantum. “Work in Progress: Evaluation of 360 Coaching to Support Whole-Student Advising in the First-Year.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2023.
  • Cervi, C., S. T. Santillan, and L. N. Virgin. “Interrogating the Configuration Space of Postbuckled Beams.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics 149, no. 3 (March 1, 2023). https://doi.org/10.1061/JENMDT.EMENG-6839.
  • Stach, E., G. Lipp, P. McGuire, and S. Santillan. “IT'S CURLING NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS!.” In ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), Vol. 8, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2023-112436.
  • Tantum, S., S. T. Santillan, L. Temiquel-McMillian, and J. Ganley. “WIP - 360 Coaching to Support Whole-Student Advising in the First-Year.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2022.
  • Cunningham, P., H. M. Matusovich, C. Carrico, R. M. C. Ellestad, S. Tantum, S. T. Santillan, and R. Simmons. “Supporting Students' Skillful Learning: Lessons Learned from a Faculty Development Workshop.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2021.
  • Santillan, S. T., L. P. Franzoni, and S. L. Tantum. “Work in Progress: Evaluation of 360 Coaching to Support Whole-Student Advising in the First-Year.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2023.
  • Cervi, C., S. T. Santillan, and L. N. Virgin. “Interrogating the Configuration Space of Postbuckled Beams.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics 149, no. 3 (March 1, 2023). https://doi.org/10.1061/JENMDT.EMENG-6839.
  • Stach, E., G. Lipp, P. McGuire, and S. Santillan. “IT'S CURLING NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS!.” In ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), Vol. 8, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2023-112436.
  • Tantum, S., S. T. Santillan, L. Temiquel-McMillian, and J. Ganley. “WIP - 360 Coaching to Support Whole-Student Advising in the First-Year.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2022.
  • Cunningham, P., H. M. Matusovich, C. Carrico, R. M. C. Ellestad, S. Tantum, S. T. Santillan, and R. Simmons. “Supporting Students' Skillful Learning: Lessons Learned from a Faculty Development Workshop.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2021.