Brianno Coller, New Faculty Member Fall 2003

Brianno Coller, Ph.D., Cornell University, 1995 and former assistant professor at University of Illinois at Chicago, joins the ME faculty for Fall Semester 2003. Dr. Coller is an excellent teacher and has been very active in advising student organization activities.

Dr. Coller's areas of expertise are nonlinear dynamic systems and control. His research in the dynamics and nonlinear control of fluid and fluid/structure systems is supported by two National Science Foundation grants which are transferring to NIU. Dr. Coller plans to support several graduate research assistantships on his NSF grants totaling about $300,000 over a three year period.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at NIU warmly welcomes Dr. Coller and anticipates student program improvement with such a distinguished teacher and researcher joining the faculty.