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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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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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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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The Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Washington invites outstanding faculty candidates to apply for a full-time tenure-track faculty positions (9-month service periods) with the possibility of joint appointments in the two departments. We are primarily focused on hires at the rank of Assistant Professor although individuals with exceptional experience may be considered for higher ranks. We are interested in candidates with outstanding backgrounds in the area of advanced manufacturing systems. This search is part of a cluster hire in advanced manufacturing which reflects the growth in the Pacific Northwest area. To apply, please visit:
Thanks to a grant from the Department of Energy and strong community partnerships, Ph.D. student Garrett Allawatt is helping engineer a cleaner cookstove for developing countries.
Congratulations to ME senior Alexandra (Sasha) Portnova! She has been named one of the 2015 Levinson Emerging Scholar's! This is a highly competitive program supporting talented and highly motivated undergraduates who want to pursue creative and advanced bioscience and related research. As a Levinson Emerging Scholar, she will receive funding to support her research, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference. The award will support Sasha's on-going research to improve the design of affordable, 3D-printed orthoses for individuals with spinal cord injury and other neurologic disorders. She will also be presenting this work at the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists in Orlando, March 9-11, 2016.
We are very excited to welcome three new faculty members! Ashis Banerjee (joint with ISE), Devin Mackenzie (joint with MSE), and Sawyer Fuller have joined ME this fall. Learn more about them here: