Brianno D. Coller, Ph.D.

Title: Professor and Undergraduate Director
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Office Location: EB 214
Office Phone: 815-753-9944


  • Ph.D. in Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Cornell University (1995)
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University (1991)

Research Interests

  • Dynamics and control
  • Nonlinear dynamical systems
  • Bifurcation theory
  • Nonlinear control
  • Traffic dynamics
  • Engineering education

Selected Projects

  • I-Corps L: Tinkering Labs - Invent It Here, funded by National Science Foundation
  • Collaborative Research: Learning and Teaching Engineering Dynamics Through Play, funded by National Science Foundation
  • FUN: An EAGER Proposal for the Finland-U.S. Network for the Study of Engagement and Learning in Games, funded by TERC (National Science Foundation)

Industrial Experience

  • Consultant, United Technologies Research Center, Hartford, CT (1997 – 2002)
  • Engineer, Hughes Aircraft Company, El Segundo, CA (1989 – 1991)
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