Alumni Award for Engineering, Science and Technology
Professor Oliver O'Reilly, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, University of California, Berkeley

Professor Oliver O’Reilly has been a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) since 1992 and he currently serves as the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. His research interests span the fields of continuum mechanics and nonlinear dynamics. He has applied these interests to a range of applications including MEMS resonators, brake squeal, the dynamics of toys, motorcycle navigation, axially moving media, artificial and natural satellites, spinal kinematics, and vehicle collision dynamics. In 2017, his work on why shoelace knots come untied when we walk appeared in over 100 popular press articles, television features, and radio programs. Professor O’Reilly has authored three textbooks and co-authored a monograph and over 100 publications. He received UCB’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 1999 and the Faculty Service Award in 2022.