Photo of Oliver O'Reilly outside Wheeler Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.

Oliver O'Reilly

Title
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Professor
Department
Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Phone
(510) 643-4193
Fax
(510) 643-5599
Research Expertise and Interest
continuum mechanics, vibrations, dynamics
Research Description

Oliver O'Reilly is primarily interested in developing and analyzing models of physical systems in order to explain and or predict their dynamics. The applications considered in his research include MEMS strain gauges, satellite dynamics, toys (BB-8, the Dynabee, the Hoberman sphere and Euler's disk), axially moving media and MEMS resonators for UHF applications. He is also interested in the history of science, geometric and numerical methods in dynamics, theories of deformable bodies and great teaching.

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April 9, 2017

Shoe-string theory: Science shows why shoelaces come untied

A new study by mechanical engineers at UC Berkeley finally shows why your shoelaces may keep coming untied. It’s a question that everyone asks, often after stopping to retie their shoes, yet one that nobody had investigated until now.

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April 9, 2017

Shoe-string theory: Science shows why shoelaces come untied

A new study by mechanical engineers at UC Berkeley finally shows why your shoelaces may keep coming untied. It’s a question that everyone asks, often after stopping to retie their shoes, yet one that nobody had investigated until now.
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