Welcome to the website of the Dynamics Lab, Professor Oliver M. O’Reilly’s research group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Our research focuses on the dynamics of mechanical systems and frequently draws upon rigid body dynamics, continuum mechanics, robotics, and biology.

Current interests include discrete elastic rods, the dynamics of flexible risers, models for soft robot locomotion, and fluid-structure interaction. We use a combined analytical, computational, and experimental approach with the goal of elucidating the engineering science underpinning these problems.

Visit our Twitter feed and YouTube channel! You might also be interested in an online education resource on the mathematics of rotations.

Lab News

May 2020

Congratulations to Evan for obtaining his PhD!

March 2020

Congratulations to Brian for receiving a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship!

February 2020

Congratulations to Nathaniel for passing his doctoral qualifying examination and for his imminent advancement to doctoral candidacy!

January 2020

Congratulations to Nathaniel (MS 2019) for the wonderful attention his work on modeling the cooking of spaghetti is receiving, and to Chris (MS 2013, PhD 2017) and Christine (PhD 2018) for the accolade their work on shoelaces received.