Dr. Todd Lillian
Shelby Hall 3128
Ph: (251) 460-6168

Dr. Todd Lillian

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests
My research interests revolve around the mechanics of DNA, biophysics, dynamics, and vibrations.


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University


I. D. Ivenso and T. D. Lillian. Simulation of DNA Supercoil Relaxation. Biophys. J., 110(10)2176-2184, 2016.

A. D. Hirsh, M. Taranova, T. A. Lionberger, T. D. Lillian, I. Andricioaei, and N. C. Perkins. Structural ensemble and dynamics of toroidal-like DNA shapes in bacteriophage ϕ29 exit cavity. Biophys. J., 104(9)2058-2067, 2013.

A. D. Hirsh, T. D. Lillian, T. A. Lionberger, M. Taranova, I. Andricioaei, and N. C. Perkins. A model for highly strained DNA compressed inside a protein cavity. J. Comput. Nonlin. Dyn., 8(3)030001-8, 2013.

A. R. Haeusler, K. A. Goodson, T. D. Lillian, X. Wang, S. Goyal, N. C. Perkins, and J. D. Kahn. FRET studies of a landscape of Lac repressor-mediated DNA loops. Nucleic Acids Res., 40(10)4432-4445, 2012.

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EG 315 Mechanics of Materials

ME 429 Controls and Instrumentation Laboratory