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Our department invites candidates to apply for full-time tenure track faculty positions at the assistant professor level. We are seeking exceptional candidates in the areas of manufacturing, biomedical technology, and/or multiscale modeling.
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Pathbreaking Research

UW Mechanical engineers push the boundaries of what is physically possible to produce safer, cheaper, and more efficient mechanical systems. Our research touches all disciplines of science and engineering.
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Accomplished Alumni

Our graduates have become pioneers in automotive, aerospace and manufacturing industries. Among many accomplishments, they are global leaders in business and industry and continue to mentor students and serve the university as regents.
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Students and Faculty Do Great Things

Our expertise in such diverse areas as energy, manufacturing processes,robotics, nanotechnology and medical devices, leads to revolutionary innovations that help address key societal challenges and improve our lives.
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Don’t miss the latest issue of the MEssenger, the ME department’s newsletter! Read it here.
Congrats to ME professor Minoru Taya on the publication of his latest book, Bionspired Actuators and Sensors, out this fall from Cambridge University Press! Co-written with researchers in the biological sciences, including UW Biology professor Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh, this is the first book to integrate sensor and actuator technology with bioinspired design. It explores how researchers apply principles of natural actuation and sensing mechanisms to the synthetic design of smart materials and devices.
Nabtesco Endowed Professor Minoru Taya's team will explore nanorobotics design based on magnetically-active helices for cancer diagnosis and treatment through a new $1.5 million Nano Robotics Initiative grant from the National Science Foundation.
Local news stations have all featured interviews with ME assistant professor Kat Steele and ME undergrad Bradley Wachter about the work they’ve been doing through the Ability & Innovation Lab to 3-D print a wrist orthosis for a very special collaborator, 10-year-old Jayna Doll. Watch on KING5, KOMO and KIRO. Keep up the amazing work, Ability & Innovation Lab!