Is the tide turning on marine renewables?
ME Associate Professor Brian Polagye is quoted in a Geekwire article about new wave energy generation devices.
New funding for nano-bubbled plastics
A grant from NSF will support research to study nanostructured foam plastics that are both light and tough.
Medical innovations through social entrepreneurship
Shawn Swanson - ME PhD, Engineering Innovation in Health all star, MedsForAll founder and Population Health Social Entrepreneurship Fellow - is profiled by the UW Population Health Initiative.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The UW department of mechanical engineering is committed to recruiting, welcoming and supporting a diverse and multi-faceted population of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff.
Innovation & Impact
ME is a leading department at the UW for innovation, commercialization and industry collaboration. As an international epicenter for turning ideas into actions, the University of Washington is launching hundreds of companies across a wide range of fields based on UW research and technology.Learn more
Clubs & Competitions
ME’s nationally-recognized clubs and competitions provide students a chance to apply and develop their engineering skills and network for their future lives and careers. Many students even choose to center some of their degree requirements around these activities.Learn more
RESEARCH IN FOCUS
Carbon fiber composites
Stronger than steel and lighter than aluminum, carbon fiber composite materials are one of the key enabling technologies of the 21st century and play a particularly important role in Washington. UW ME is helping lead the Advanced Composites Center (ACC), a new initiative dedicated to advanced composites research and education.Read more
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Ph.D. ME ‘21
Trevor Harrison develops advanced sensor technologies for marine environments to help researchers understand and avoid human impacts to oceans, rivers, lakes and coastal environments.
Lessons in the deep
An underwater robotic device called the µFloat, invented by mechanical engineering student Trevor Harrison, offers a new way to map underwater environments.Read more