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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.

Feini Qu headshot

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.

Two men in a lab, wearing white coats looking at a computer

Mon, 11/06/2023 | UW College of Engineering

Showcasing student research

ME student Sebastian Bustos-Nuno shares his summer research experiences at the UW Clean Energy Institute’s Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, where he was mentored by Ph.D. student Ethan Schwartz.

Dennis Heaney and Jon Freeman

Mon, 11/06/2023

Spotlighting veterans in the ME community

Two alums with service experience share ME’s role in their career journeys.

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, 10/16/2023 | The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Taking the noise out of expansion

ME researchers designed, tested and recommended strategies that successfully reduced the noise caused by floating bridge expansion joints.

Raymond in machine shop wearing safety glasses

Mon, 10/16/2023 | University of Washington

Achieving liftoff

ME graduate Raymond Haug was caught in a cycle of addiction, homelessness and prison before he transformed his life and found a calling.

a group of small robotic devices in the air

Tue, 10/10/2023 | GeekWire

Origami controls descent of robotic microfliers

UW researchers, including from ME, developed small robotic devices that can change how they move through the air during their descent.

Juampablo Heras Rivera headshot

Fri, 10/06/2023

Student named DOE computational science fellow

Ph.D. student Juampablo Heras Rivera will use fluid dynamics and machine learning to study brain disorders.

Collage of three headshots

Thu, 10/05/2023

DOE grants advance clean manufacturing research

The U.S. Department of Energy recently funded two projects led by and involving ME researchers.

Doris Hung

Mon, 10/02/2023 | The Electrochemical Society

ME student wins electrochemistry award

Ph.D. candidate Chih-Hsuan (Doris) Hung received the 2023 Pacific Northwest Section Electrochemistry Student Award.

A person in a lab adjusting a device and looking at the camera

Mon, 10/02/2023

Discovering a passion for research

Studying electrical flow sparked an ME student’s decision to pursue graduate education.

Feini Qu headshot

Thu, 09/28/2023 | UW Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

Introducing Feini (Sylvia) Qu

ISCRM faculty member Feini (Sylvia) Qu will explore the cellular and molecular pathways of composite musculoskeletal tissue regeneration, especially the bones and connective tissues that link our limbs and joints.

Two students work on their Rube-Goldberg inspired machine

Wed, 09/27/2023 | UW College of Engineering

From camp to college

ME senior Itzel Arriaga Hernandez was one of the student assistants at this year's annual STEM summer camp for Chehalis high school students.

A hand holding tweezers that are holding a yellow square with circuits on it

Fri, 09/22/2023 | UW News

Robots use origami to change shape in mid-air

A UW team including ME researchers developed small robotic devices that can change how they move through the air during their descent.

EWB members Alex Arevalo-Perez, Shoaib Laghari, and Kyra Dugan (left to right) stand in front of a trench they helped dig for electrical cables

Mon, 09/11/2023 | UW College of Engineering

International impact

The UW Engineers Without Borders group, which includes ME students, traveled to Nicaragua to improve infrastructure.

The UW Formula Motorsports team surrounds their race car after the competition.

Mon, 09/11/2023

Student club successes

Student clubs with ME members won big at competitions this year.

Xu Chen headshot

Thu, 08/24/2023 | UW College of Engineering

Xu Chen named BARC director

Xu Chen, Bryan T. McMinn Endowed Associate Professor in ME, will serve as director of the Boeing Advanced Research Collaboration.

Headshots of four ME alumni

Mon, 08/21/2023 | Forbes

ME alums named 30 Under 30 Seattle

The Forbes 30 Under 30 Local Seattle list include ME alums who cofounded startups Aquagga and CathConnect.

Infant CPR Manikin on a table

Thu, 08/17/2023

From idea to implementation

ME undergraduate students gain real-world experience on projects that help industry, nonprofit, government and healthcare partners.

Eric Bol stands between two other conference participants smiling and holding the award.

Wed, 08/02/2023

ME team wins award at conference

ME researchers received a Best Poster Presentation award at an international conference.