ME students help lead ARUW to victory
The Advanced Robotics at the University of Washington (ARUW) team took first place in the inaugural North American RoboMaster University League Competition.
Alberto Aliseda named next chair of ME
PACCAR Professor of Mechanical Engineering Alberto Aliseda has been named the new chair of UW ME, effective July 1, 2021.
Hindsight delivers at 2021 URC
Husky Robotics took the top score by a U.S. team in the the 2021 Virtual University Rover Challenge.
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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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Chair of UW Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
A world renowned expert in nonlinear dynamical systems, acoustics and biomechanics, Per Reinhall has led the department for 10 years with a vision for ambitious research and education endeavors aimed at confronting societal challenges, especially in the areas of health, energy and advanced manufacturing.