Oliver O'Reilly

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

5131 Etcheverry Hall, Mailstop 1740
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1740
(510) 642-0877

 

Email: oreilly@me.berkeley.edu

Biography and CV

Oliver M. O’Reilly is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). Subsequently, he received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University. At Cornell, he studied under Phil Holmes and Frank Moon. After spending two years as a postdoc at the Institut für Mechanik at ETH-Zürich under Jürg Dual, he joined the faculty in Mechanical Engineering at Cal.

 

His interests span the fields of continuum mechanics and nonlinear dynamics. He has a broad range of specializations including directed (or Cosserat) theories of deformable bodies, constrained rigid body dynamics, contact mechanics, linear and nonlinear vibrations and linear and nonlinear dynamics of deformable bodies. He has applied these interests to a range of applications including soft robots, MEMS resonators, brake squeal, the dynamics of toys, motorcycle navigation, axially moving media, artificial and natural satellites, spinal kinematics and vehicle collision dynamics. O’Reilly has coauthored over 80 archival journal articles, written two textbooks and is a co-inventor on two patents. He has also received multiple teaching awards including U.C. Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1999, the Pi-Tau-Sigma Professor of the Year Award in 2003 and the Tau-Beta-Pi Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award in 2013.

 

Professor O'Reilly currently serves as a contributing editor for the journal Nonlinear Dynamics and is on the editorial boards of the following journals: Nonlinearity, International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, Regular and Chaotic Dynamics, and Nonlinear Dynamics and Mobile Robots

 

To view Professor O'Reilly's CV, please click here.

Research

Dynamics, Vibrations, Continuum Mechanics

 

To learn more about Professor O'Reilly's research, please visit the Dynamics Lab website.

Publications

To view a list of Professor O'Reilly's publications, please visit the Dynamics Lab website.

Instruction

ME104 - Engineering Mechanics II

ME170 - Engineering Mechanics III

ME175 - Intermediate Dynamics

Students

For a list of Professor O'Reilly's students, please visit the Dynamics Lab website.

Websites