Skip to main content

News & Events


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.

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.