Thu, 01/20/2022Award-winning medical robotics paper aims to improve access to bladder cancer detection
With research aiming to increase access to critical cancer detection technology, ME graduate students Andrew Lewis and Chen Gong won the Best Paper Award at the 2021 International Symposium on Medical Robotics.
Thu, 01/13/2022On a path to health innovation
From student to teacher to researcher and intern, Shayla Payne shares the path that has led her toward a career in engineering for human health.
Tue, 01/11/2022 | National Science FoundationComposites: faster, smarter
A new NSF grant supports UW planning for an Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) on Data-driven High-rate Composites Manufacturing to partner with industry on high-performance, lightweight materials.
Mon, 01/03/2022 | NanoESUW researchers developing miniaturized imaging device to treat heart attack, stroke
With new funding from NSF, a UW research team aims to develop a dramatically smaller endoscope to image previously inaccessible areas of the heart and brain.
Thu, 12/09/2021Welcome new faculty
The ME department welcomes new faculty members for the 2021–2022 school year.
Thu, 12/09/2021 | UW News3D imaging method may help doctors better determine prostate cancer aggressiveness
A team led by the UW has developed a new, non-destructive method that images entire 3D biopsies instead of a slice for determining prostate cancer aggressiveness. The 3D images provided more information than a 2D image — specifically, details about the tree-like structure of the glands throughout the tissue.
Tue, 11/23/2021 | UW Graduate SchoolThe impact of patient voice in rehabilitation
Beth Halsne won The Graduate School's Three Minute Thesis Competition for her research on the power of patient input in picking prosthetic feet that work best for them.
Thu, 11/18/2021 | The Daily‘Reimagining Mobility’: Professors amplify disabled voices
UW's student newspaper The Daily features a series of lectures focused on issues surrounding mobility that are being organized by Professors Kat Steele and Heather Feldner.
Mon, 11/15/2021 | GeekWireUW spinout aims to detect eye and body movement using sensors embedded in paper
Somalytics, a new startup spun out of research by ME Associate Professor Jae-Hyun Chung, has developed ultrathin, flexible sensors that are built from tiny carbon nanotubes embedded in paper that can detect eye and body movement.
Wed, 11/03/2021Healable carbon fiber composite offers path to long-lasting, sustainable materials
A new paper describes a type of carbon fiber reinforced material that is as strong and light as traditionally used ones, but can be repeatedly healed with heat, reversing any fatigue and providing a way to break it down when it reaches the end of its life.
Wed, 10/27/2021 | NatureOptics shine a light on dental imaging
ME Research Professor Eric Seibel's innovations in oral health imaging are featured by Nature.
Fri, 10/22/2021 | Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing InstituteARM Institute endorses UW in robotics education for manufacturing
The ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute has announced that it has evaluated and selected UW to receive the ARM Endorsement for academic program excellence in robotics education for manufacturing.
Wed, 10/20/2021Putting the 'AI' in airplanes
Machine learning presents tremendous opportunities to improve how we build airplanes. ME Assistant Professor Krithika Manohar is just getting started.
Sun, 10/10/2021 | GeekwireIs the tide turning on renewable marine power?
ME Associate Professor Brian Polagye is quoted in a Geekwire article about new wave energy generation devices.
Fri, 10/01/2021 | NSFNew funding for nanocellular plastics
A grant from the National Science Foundation will support research by UW Engineering professors Lucas Meza, Vipin Kumar and Marco Salviato to study and develop nanostructured foam plastics that are both light and tough.
Thu, 09/30/2021 | UW NewsSpotlight: Shawn Swanson pursues 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.
Wed, 09/22/2021 | WiredHere’s a Sneak Peek at the Far-Out Future of Space Travel
NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) research is featured by Wired.
Mon, 09/13/2021 | ASMEA Virtual River for Mental Health
Research in VR for mental health featured by ASME.
Sat, 09/11/2021 | The Washington PostHow virtual reality therapy can help make bad memories more manageable
Research in using VR to treat PTSD featured by the Washington Post.
Tue, 08/24/2021 | UW Mechanical EngineeringA vision for robotics
The UW MACS Lab builds robots and machines that combine vision, intelligence and manipulation to play games, perform tasks and advance robotics research goals.
Thu, 08/19/2021Shen Ren wins Society for Cryobiology award
Shen Ren, a postdoctoral fellow in UW ME and the UW Center for Dialysis Innovation, has been named winner of the 2021 Peter L. Steponkus Crystal Award for his work in cryopreservation.
Tue, 08/17/2021 | National Science FoundationInsect-scale flight system supported with new NSF grant
NSF has awarded the Autonomous Insect Robotics Lab, led by ME’s Sawyer Fuller, a grant to develop control systems for flying robots that weigh just fractions of an ounce.
Mon, 08/02/2021 | Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)Makhsous wins 2021 Cottone Award
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) named ME postdoctoral scholar Sepehr Makhsous winner of the 2021 Dr. James A Cottone Award for Excellence in Investigative Research. The award goes to research that exemplifies the best in infection control and safety research in oral health care.
Thu, 07/29/2021AI Institute for Dynamic Systems
UW leading new NSF institute for using artificial intelligence to understand dynamic systems.
Thu, 07/22/2021 | UW Electrical & Computer EngineeringARUW takes first place in North American RoboMaster University League competition
This summer, Advanced Robotics at the University of Washington (ARUW), a team of University of Washington students led by Mechanical Engineering graduate Sig Johnson, took first place in the inaugural North American RoboMaster University League Competition.