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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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ME alum Sally Jewell with President Obama

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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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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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ME faculty and grad students are part of a team that is building an underwater robot that will gather new information about how marine life interacts with underwater equipment used to harvest wave and tidal energy
With a little help from the NFL, UW startup VICIS is bringing together the latest in engineering and medicine to create a football helmet for the modern age.
Peter Janicki, MSME ’89, is featured in this article on Bill Gates’ blog about a recent tour he took at Janicki Bioenergy. Many UW ME alumni now working for Janicki Bioenergy have been involved in the development of this machine that turns human waste into water in moments.
Tim and his supervisor, Professor and Chair Per Reinhall, are featured in this story on the wide-ranging benefits their innovative double-pile will have on aquatic life, marine construction, and the local economy.