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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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Hear how Dr. Kumar has disrupted the single-use disposable cup industry, as he recounts his personal journey from the lab to the marketplace. Part of the 2014 UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows Lecture Series presented by C4C, the University of Washington's Center for Commercialization.
Christopher lived his life to the fullest, with purpose, compassion, and enthusiasm. He was employed as a Controls Engineer at Electroimpact, Inc. in Mukilteo, WA and was always inventing or tinkering with things. He was also actively involved in Water Access Now, a nonprofit that focuses on providing sustainable water to villages in Ghana. Christopher just joined WAN board, was the photographer and website designer, and travelled to Ghana twice to support the installation of sustainable water systems. At the request of his parents, the Christopher Dube Memorial Fund has been created. 100% of the funds donated will bring water to communities in Ghana. To learn more, please visit:
Measurements taken at the molecular scale have for the first time confirmed a key property that could improve our knowledge of how the heart and lungs function. University of Washington researchers have shown that a favorable electrical property, called ferroelectricity, is present in a type of protein found in organs that repeatedly stretch and retract, such as the lungs, heart and arteries. A research team led by ME Professor Jiangyu Li first discovered ferroelectric properties in biological tissues in 2012.
The University of Washington's Advanced Vehicle Works team won second place in the international EcoCAR 2 competition this month for turning a Chevrolet Malibu into a highly efficient hybrid vehicle running on electric grid energy and biodiesel.