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Wed, 05/22/2024 | UW Clean Energy Institute

Washington Clean Energy Testbeds undergrad research awards

ME student Sebastian Bustos-Nuno received an award, in addition to other students mentored by ME faculty.

A group of people posing to the camera on a red semi-truck in a workshop.

Mon, 04/29/2024

An electrifying experience

A new student club is in charge of transforming a medium-duty diesel truck into a battery electric vehicle.

A small brown circuit board sits on a gray background. To its right are a small copper plate, sheets of glass fibers in a crosshatch pattern, small chunks of vitrimer plastic that’s been removed from a circuit board, and a computer chip.

Fri, 04/26/2024 | UW News

Recyclable circuit boards

A team including ME researchers developed a new printed circuit board that can be recycled repeatedly.

Lucas Meza headshot

Fri, 04/19/2024

Creating tougher sustainable materials

ME Assistant Professor Lucas Meza received an NSF CAREER Award to study how to create tough, sustainable materials using nanoengineering.

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Mon, 04/15/2024

From clubs to careers

ME students, alums and faculty share how clubs can lead to successful careers.

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Mon, 04/01/2024

2024 ME poster competition awards

Students were recognized for their research that aims to improve robotics, batteries, disease diagnoses and more.

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Mon, 03/18/2024 | UW College of Engineering

Driven to advance vehicle electrification

COE researchers are advancing electric vehicle innovation, including ME Assistant Professor Shijing Sun and ME Professor Corie L. Cobb.

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Mon, 03/11/2024 | UW Medicine

Prototype device effectively treated multiorgan failure

A clinical trial showed that a medical device developed by ME and UW Medicine rescued people from multiorgan failure. 

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Mon, 03/11/2024 | GeekWire

ME students win health innovation awards

Two teams with ME students won Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge awards.

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Thu, 02/29/2024 | Kitsap Sun | USA TODAY Network

ME student recognized in USA Today

ME student Merrill Keating was named USA Today's Washington state Woman of the Year for 2024.

Two children ride in small toy cars, one of which has an adapted steering wheel to make it accessible for the child to use.

Mon, 02/26/2024

Wheels in motion: Improving mobility technologies for children

Research shows the importance of accessible environments for children using assistive technologies.

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Fri, 02/16/2024

Welcome new faculty

Join us in welcoming John Palmore Jr. and Renee Desing as new faculty to the ME department this school year.

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Wed, 02/14/2024 | UW News

Helping robots identify objects in cluttered spaces

UW researchers, including ME and ISE Associate Professor Ashis Banerjee, have developed a method that teaches a low-cost robot to identify objects on a cluttered shelf.

A graphic shows how the gold-colored piezoelectric film sleeve fits over the Medtronic Micra leadless pacemaker

Mon, 02/12/2024

Harvesting heartbeat energy

Researchers, co-led by ME Assistant Professor Mohammad Malakooti, are creating a device that harvests heartbeat energy to extend battery life in pacemakers.

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Wed, 01/24/2024

Advancing clean manufacturing research

ME researchers will work on projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy that could improve the manufacturing of composites and electric vehicle batteries.

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Mon, 01/22/2024

A healthy collaboration

ME students and faculty partner with UW Medicine to create devices that can treat multi-organ failure and improve catheter safety.

Group photo of the NEMS 2023 class

Tue, 12/19/2023 | UW Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems

Helping students explore nanomaterials

Assistant Professor Lucas Meza and Professor Vipin Kumar co-teach community college students in an intensive summer program.

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Mon, 12/11/2023 | Forbes

ME alum honored in Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Brian Pinkard (ME Ph.D. '20), Aquagga co-founder and CTO, was included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 North America list.

Woman standing next to a metal railing, placing an object inside a flume at the Harris Hydraulics Lab

Mon, 12/11/2023

Monitoring for marine life

A team is testing new methods to assess the potential impacts of tidal turbines on marine mammals.

Mehmet Kurt

Thu, 12/07/2023 | UW Population Health Initiative

Population Health Initiative pilot grant award

Research co-led by Associate Professor Mehmet Kurt will develop machine learning strategies to improve glioblastoma segmentation in the Sub-Saharan Africa patient population.

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Thu, 12/07/2023 | The Washington Post

Newly discovered stem cell offers clues to a cancer mystery

ME and Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Assistant Professor Feini (Sylvia) Qu commented on the recent study.

A group of External Advisory Board members at the Blue Origin facility in Florida.

Mon, 12/04/2023

EAB engages with industry and alums at Blue Origin, NASA

The ME External Advisory Board visited with alumni and strengthened industry connections at Blue Origin’s Orbital Launch Site and the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

PhD students test ThermoTape medical adhesive

Mon, 11/27/2023 | UW CoMotion

The sticking point

ME Research Professor Eric Seibel’s team completed a successful first clinical trial of ThermoTape. The project has received the prestigious CoMotion-Murdock Trust Commercialization Initiation Award.

a model of a heart

Mon, 11/20/2023 | American Heart Association

Experimental pacemaker converts heartbeat energy to recharge battery

The study involved ME Assistant Professor Mohammad Malakooti, UW Medicine and BioE.

 Mohammad Malakooti and Krithika Manohar

Mon, 11/13/2023

NSF grant to accelerate the discovery of soft multifunctional composites

The grant was awarded to Assistant Professor Mohammad Malakooti and Assistant Professor Krithika Manohar.