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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 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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Congratulations to the UW Hyperloop team of University of Washington Mechanical Engineering students who won the award for most innovative safety system at the Hyperloop Transportation Technologies competition! Picture attached
Professor Nick Boechler receives AFOSR Young Investigator Award!
Congratulations to Prof. Boechler, who received the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Award for his proposal titled “Materials with Designed Nonlinearities: Enabling A New Generation of Stress Wave Transformation”
Professor Brian Polagye is a leader of a team of researchers developing two new undersea monitoring systems. Read about their latest work with Snohomish County PUD here!
Professor Jonathan Liu's lab is developing a handheld, miniature microscope that could allow surgeons to identify cancer cells in the operating room.