Skip to main content

News & Events


Steve Chisholm

Tue, 01/24/2023 | UW College of Engineering

ME alum receives 2023 Diamond Award

Steve Chisholm (B.S.,'86) received a 2023 Diamond Award from the College of Engineering.

Ramulu Mamidala and Garrett Kelley

Mon, 01/23/2023

ME research wins Best Paper Award

Ph.D. student Garrett Kelley and Professor Ramulu Mamidala researched the setup for manufacturing 3D-printed parts.

Close up of tiny sensors on quarter

Tue, 01/17/2023

A new sensing system for tiny flying robots

ME researchers created a sensing system that enables 10-mg aerial robots to control their flight.

Metal objects on a table. There are two tubes and also two other hexagonal shapes.

Thu, 01/12/2023 | The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Researchers destroy "forever chemicals"

Researchers led by Igor Novosselov, ME research associate professor, created a reactor that can break down "forever chemicals" into harmless byproducts.

Book cover of Foot and Ankle Biomechanics

Thu, 01/12/2023 | Elsevier

New book about foot and ankle biomechanics

ME Affiliate Professor William Ledoux co-edited a recently published book that covers the anatomy, measurement and function of the foot and ankle.

Three tiny black electronic components on a fingertip

Thu, 12/22/2022 | IEEE Spectrum

Autonomous flight for tiny robots

A team led by ME Assistant Professor Sawyer Fuller has put together the necessary sensing hardware to enable stable, autonomous flight for tiny robots.

A palm-sized 30-g quad-rotor

Thu, 12/22/2022 | Springer Nature

Fruit-fly inspired robots hold steady

ME researchers created a sensing system that can help stabilize tiny flying devices.

Dr. Ashis Banerjee

Thu, 12/22/2022 | The National Digest

The benefits of automation

ME and ISE Associate Professor Ashis Banerjee shares how automation can help forecast supply chain movement and improve workplace health.

Woman explaining data on a computer to two male students

Tue, 12/20/2022 | UW College of Engineering

Preparing tomorrow’s clean energy leaders

A story about a multi-disciplinary course that trains students across the scales of clean energy includes ME graduate student Malia Steward.

Two women looking at a computer in a lab

Tue, 12/20/2022

An empowering education

Ph.D. candidate Malia Steward shares her journey to researching renewable energy and how she’s working to improve solar cell efficiency.

Collage illustration of two men in a car repair shop

Fri, 12/16/2022 | UW Magazine

EcoCAR competition highlights UW’s ingenuity and compassion

A group of UW students, including ME students, built a car that made it to the finals of the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge last spring.

Raymond Haug

Mon, 12/05/2022

ME student speaks at STEM-OPS conference

ME student Raymond Haug spoke at a STEM Opportunities in Prison Settings (STEM-OPS) conference. 

Three UW students and Jeopardy's co-hosts

Mon, 11/14/2022

ME undergrad competes on ‘College Bowl’

Shruthika Kandukuri shares her recent experiences on the television game show. 

Collage of three researchers' headshots

Wed, 11/09/2022

Shining a light on 3D pathology researchers

Meet three former researchers from the Molecular Biophotonics Laboratory, led by ME Professor Jonathan Liu, who are bringing their skills to unique fields.

prostate biopsy 3D dataset

Mon, 10/31/2022

Accelerating 3D imaging

This year, the Molecular Biophotonics Lab is scaling up its prostate cancer research to include collaborations with other universities. 

Bronze W with trees in the background

Fri, 10/21/2022 | UW Engineering Innovation in Health

Fall 2022 EIH projects announced

The EIH program announced 14 new health innovation projects for fall 2022.

Bee on white flowers carrying a sensor attached

Thu, 10/20/2022 | Springer Nature

Insects offer inspiration for robot advances

Assistant Professor Sawyer Fuller is featured in a story about how insects give researchers inspiration for micro-robot advances.

Igor Novosselov headshot

Mon, 10/17/2022 | OPB News

Researchers find new way to destroy forever chemicals

ME Research Associate Professor Igor Novosselov shares how the reactor works and the implications it can have for the future.

Two students with masks welding in a lab

Mon, 10/17/2022

Student clubs win big

Student clubs involving ME students recently won awards at in-person competitions.

A group photo of UW faculty and composites industry representatives.

Thu, 09/22/2022

Planning for the next generation of composites

A meeting for the planned Center for Data-driven High-rate Composites Manufacturing brought together UW researchers and industry representatives to discuss the future of composites manufacturing.

Metal objects on a table. There are two tubes and also two other hexagonal shapes.

Mon, 09/19/2022 | UW News

ME researchers develop a reactor that can destroy ‘forever chemicals’

Researchers created a reactor that can completely break down hard-to-destroy chemicals using “supercritical water."

Two researchers in a lab looking at a laptop screen

Thu, 09/15/2022 | UW NanoES

A new framework for manufacturing next-gen materials

ME alum Elizabeth Rasmussen, Research Associate Professor Igor Novosselov and Professor John Kramlich have developed a new method to quickly, cheaply and sustainably synthesize metal-organic frameworks.

3D printed robotic gripper holding a mustard bottle

Wed, 09/07/2022 | OPB News

UW researchers give assembly line robots a helping hand

UW researchers, including ME Assistant Professor Jeffrey Lipton, developed a new way to design and 3D print robotic grippers customized to pick up an array of different shaped objects. 

Man walking on a treadmill wearing an exoskeleton device

Tue, 09/06/2022

Taking steps toward supporting mobility in cerebral palsy

Ph.D. student Alyssa Spomer is exploring how a robotic exoskeleton device paired with real-time feedback can enhance rehabilitation therapy for children with cerebral palsy.

Two rendering illustrations of a small movement tracking device

Mon, 08/29/2022

Light, efficient sensors recognize body and eye movement

UW ME researchers are creating sensors that can better detect human movement and can be used with a new wearable eye tracker.