Mon, 02/08/2021Engineering that tugs at the heartstrings
UW researchers engineer miniature beating heart tissues that allow them to study a range of topics in human health.
Tue, 01/12/2021How 2020 Outstanding Engineering Peer Educator Lily Vu supported students during an unprecedented year
Lily Vu, winner of the 2020 Outstanding Engineering Peer Educator Award, describes her experience mentoring this year’s incoming engineers remotely.
Mon, 01/04/2021UW's marine renewable energy research gets a boost
Two recent funding announcements from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are good news for UW’s marine renewable energy research.
Thu, 12/17/2020NIH backs UW effort to RESTRICT the spread of HIV
With new support from NIH, researchers are continuing development on a test designed to combat HIV.
Mon, 12/07/2020 | UW NewsThe Smellicopter is an obstacle-avoiding drone that uses a live moth antenna to seek out smells
A new bio-hybrid drone uses a moth antenna to autonomously sniff out odors.
Tue, 12/01/2020Lessons from a decade as ME chair
At the end of this year Per Reinhall will conclude his second term as “Chair Per” and return to research and teaching.
Mon, 11/16/2020 | edg3 FUNDVideo features ME 'Water Warriors'
A new video from Kitsap Bank's edg3 FUND highlights ME students in the startup Aquagga. Aquagga is a finalist in the 2020 edg3 FUND competition.
Fri, 11/13/2020 | WE-REACHChung wins WE-REACH funding for COVID-19 rapid diagnostics
Jae-Hyun Chung is developing a portable COVID-19 test using an innovative nanotube sensor-based technology.
Thu, 11/05/2020Steve Shen: Journal Editor Extraordinaire
Through a concerted effort over six years, making sometimes difficult decisions, Steve Shen doubled the impact factor of the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics.
Tue, 10/27/2020‘Eigensteve’ Brunton: YouTubing math for engineers
With over four million views and 90,000 subscribers, Professor Steve Brunton’s YouTube channel simplifies the mathematical fundamentals behind data-driven engineering concepts.
Thu, 09/24/2020Welcome new faculty
Join us in welcoming new faculty to the ME department this school year.
Wed, 09/02/2020UW teams up with regional first responders on mask decontamination
Thanks to a unique and innovative Washington partnership, first responders have a new tool for the pandemic. Stations across the region have begun receiving University of Washington-designed, locally manufactured systems to decontaminate the high-demand face masks needed to protect them from COVID-19 while carrying out their essential duties.
Tue, 09/01/2020 | UW Mechanical EngineeringLife suspended: The past and future of cryopreservation
The idea of freezing and later thawing out the human body has been a favorite of storytellers for decades, but the science of cryopreservation may be even more interesting.
Mon, 08/24/2020 | UW College of EngineeringEngineering STARS
ME alumna Ewurama Karikari and other STARS graduates fill us in on what they’ve been up to since receiving their engineering degrees.
Tue, 08/18/2020 | UW Industrial & Systems EngineeringBanerjee wins Amazon award
Ashis Banerjee has been awarded a prestigious 2019 Amazon Research Award.
Thu, 08/06/2020 | UW Mechanical EngineeringEngineering innovations offer promise during pandemic
Engineering innovations confront health care challenges with new urgency during the COVID-19 crisis.
Mon, 07/27/2020 | Dept of Environmental and Occupational Health SciencesCan the coronavirus spread in hospital air?
Using state-of-the-art sensors, ME and Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences researchers are teaming up with UW colleagues to track aerosols in a hospital environment.
Fri, 07/24/2020 | American Physical SocietyProfessor Michelle DiBenedetto receives APS’s 2020 Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award in Fluid Dynamics
The award recognizes "exceptional young scientists who have performed original doctoral thesis work of outstanding scientific quality and achievement in the area of fluid dynamics."
Wed, 07/15/2020 | UW NewsA GoPro for beetles: Researchers create a robotic camera backpack for insects
A UW team has developed a tiny wireless steerable camera small enough to ride aboard an insect.
Mon, 07/13/2020 | UW NewsLaurel Morgan Miller Marsh awarded Fulbright Scholarship
ME graduate student Laurel Morgan Miller Marsh has been awarded a Fulbright to conduct research in Germany. Marsh's dissertation work focuses on flow-diverting stents and their use to treat cerebral aneurysms.
Thu, 07/09/2020UW leading effort to map northwest’s robotics training resources
As part of a major project by the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, the University of Washington is leading a canvassing effort to identify all of the potential training resources in advanced robotics for manufacturing across five states: Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Alaska.
Mon, 07/06/2020'Acoustic tweezers' may offer noninvasive solution to kidney stones and other medical applications
In a new paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of UW researchers describe a method for using ultrasound to noninvasively control a solid object within a living body.
Thu, 06/18/2020 | UW Alumni AssociationNaresh Goyal’s passion for education
The Goyal Family Endowed Scholarship honors the legacy of Naresh "Nick" Goyal (BSME, '72) and offers students the same opportunity Naresh had – to pursue an engineering degree and gain an education that will last a lifetime.
Mon, 06/08/2020Together we will
Fabrication engineers help meet the need for medical supplies due to COVID-19.
Mon, 06/08/2020Mechanical goes virtual
How ME has adapted for remote education.