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Group of students holding two big check awards

Wed, 05/31/2023

ME wins big at 2023 Dempsey Startup Competition

AMOR received the $15,000 second-place award and Simpl-E-Vac received the $10,000 third-place prize.

Elijah Kuska

Tue, 05/30/2023

Making an impact through research and teaching

Ph.D. candidate and instructor Elijah Kuska is advancing biomechanics research while meeting students where they are.

The twisted nanostructures are fracturing under the weight of a small load

Mon, 05/22/2023

A tiny break into toughness

ME researchers turn to nature to investigate how nanomaterials and nanostructure makes materials more resistant to breaking.

Headshots of four faculty members

Fri, 05/19/2023

Meet new faculty

Join us in welcoming  Joe Powers, Feini (Sylvia) Qu, Jenny Robinson and Shijing Sun as new faculty to the ME department this school year.

Aditya Sanjay Thakur

Fri, 04/28/2023 | UW Husky 100

ME student in the 2023 Husky 100

Aditya Sanjay Thakur is included in the Husky 100, which recognizes students who are making the most of their time at the UW.

inSTENT team members and Professor Eric Seibel

Thu, 04/20/2023 | UW Engineering Innovation in Health

EIH team reflects on their success

The inSTENT Connection team, which includes ME student Clara Black and ME Research Professor Eric Seibel, won first-place in the 2022 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge.

Two people on the left watching a computer screen in the middle of the picture. A huge wave tank is behind the computer.

Thu, 04/20/2023 | UW News

How researchers are studying marine microplastics

Learn how two UW researchers, including ME Assistant Professor Michelle DiBenedetto, are investigating the issue of marine microplastics.

A flock of starling birds flying above the ocean against an orange sky.

Mon, 04/10/2023

To improve robots, look to birds

ME researchers improved a mathematical model describing how birds flock together – which could be applied to build robots that move in the same way. 

Three men holding a giant check award

Fri, 04/07/2023 | UW Foster School of Business

2023 environmental innovation challenge winners

PurePlast, a team including ME students, won second-place in the competition.

Ben Hempstead

Tue, 03/28/2023

Meet Ben Hempstead

The ME alum reflects on his time at the UW, his career and his role on the department’s Executive Advisory Board.

Dayong Gao

Mon, 03/27/2023 | Forbes

The spring of crybiology

Dayong Gao, the ORIGINCELL Endowed Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, as well as alumni Shen Ren and Zhiquan (Andy) Shu, are interviewed about their research.

Dayong Gao

Mon, 03/27/2023

Dayong Gao elected ISBER President

The International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) addresses issues for biobanks and biorepositories.

Ayokunle Olanrewaju headshot

Tue, 03/21/2023 | UW Engineered Living Systems

Creating materials for sustainable built environments

Assistant Professor Ayokunle Olánrewájú is a collaborator in an NSF-funded project that will combine engineered microorganisms with 3D printing to create materials for sustainable built environments.

Collage of ThermoTape trials. Left: Two researchers testing ThermoTape on a participant. Right: Close-up of study participant's arms with medical tape on both sides.

Mon, 03/20/2023

Engineering a better medical tape

Ph.D. student Shawn Swanson recently led a clinical trial for ThermoTape, a medical adhesive that becomes less sticky when time for removal.

Aerial view, looking west, of the new SR 520 floating bridge, with the Medina shoreline in the foreground and downtown Seattle skyline in the distance.

Mon, 03/13/2023

Quieting a bridge

ME researchers found a solution to mitigating the noise caused by the SR 520 floating bridge’s expansion joints.

Portrait of Raymond Haug

Fri, 03/10/2023 | University of Washington Magazine

ME student soars

After addiction and prison, Raymond Haug transformed his life and found a calling in mechanical engineering.

Michelle DiBenedetto

Thu, 03/09/2023

Michelle DiBenedetto receives NSF CAREER Award

The ME assistant professor received the award to support her research about the fluid dynamics of microplastics at the ocean surface.

Woman adjusting wires connected to an IV bag

Wed, 03/08/2023 | UW ECE News

IV fluid monitor developed

An EIH project that involved ME students and faculty engineered a low-cost, accessible and highly accurate IV fluid monitor.

Group photo of winning team holding prize large check

Wed, 03/08/2023 | UW Foster Blog

ME wins big at 2023 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge

Learn about the winning student teams, including second-place ME team AMOR (Advanced Multi-Organ Regeneration).

Collage of winning teams of the 2023 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge

Wed, 03/08/2023 | GeekWire

ME teams win awards at health competition

A GeekWire story about the 2023 Hollomon Health Innovation Competition mentions winning teams with ME students.

Two women talking to each other plus collage of student finalist teams selected for the 2023 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge

Fri, 03/03/2023 | UW Foster School of Business

ME finalists compete in health innovation competition

At the UW's 2023 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge, finalist teams that competed included 8 teams with ME students.

Jenny Robinson

Tue, 02/21/2023

Welcome new faculty member

Assistant Professor Jenny Robinson builds tissue models to better understand how cells respond to changing environments.

Headshots of three people

Mon, 02/13/2023

New course aims to help students succeed as researchers

Graduate students share their research interests and their experience taking ME’s new course “Entering Research.”

Jenny Robinson

Tue, 01/31/2023 | UW Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

Meet Jenny Robinson

Meet Jenny Robinson, Ph.D., new assistant professor of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and Mechanical Engineering.

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.