Wed, 03/23/2022 | NewswiseUsing sound waves to break up kidney stones
An innovative technique called burst wave lithotripsy developed by researchers, including ME Associate Professor Michael Bailey, may provide an effective, more accessible alternative for noninvasive treatment of kidney stones, according to initial human studies.
Fri, 03/11/2022 | UW NewsNew dental prototype for cavity prevention
In a new study, UW researchers have shown that a dental tool they created can measure the acidity built up by the bacteria in plaque that leads to cavities.
Mon, 03/07/2022 | Foster BlogME students win big
Congrats to the engineering teams that swept the 2022 Holloman Health Innovation Challenge. ME students were on the teams that won first, second and third place.
Mon, 02/28/2022 | NASANASA innovation award for space tech concept
ME Assistant Professor Jeffrey Lipton and Zac Manchester of Carnegie Mellon have received NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase 2 funding to make kilometer-scale space structures from a single launch. The project will utilize materials developed by ME grad student Sawyer Thomas.
Fri, 02/25/2022 | NSFNew funding for dynamic systems and controls
A National Science Foundation grant will support research by ME Associate Professor Xu Chen to study how to enable engineered systems to rely on and respond to real-time data collected from multiple sources.
Tue, 02/22/2022Mechanical engineers in tech
What do mechanical engineers do in the world of tech? ME alumni at Microsoft, Amazon and Oracle share their career stories and advice.
Wed, 02/09/2022UW and Amazon announce creation of the Science Hub
The collaboration will focus on advancing innovation in core robotics, and AI technologies and their applications. Professor Ashis Banerjee is part of the joint advisory committee.
Mon, 02/07/2022 | UW MedicineHow to do heart research during a pandemic
Researchers at the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine share how they’ve adapted space technology to understand how the heart can be injured by the coronavirus.
Mon, 01/24/2022 | UW Mechanical EngineeringCorie L. Cobb awarded DARPA Director's Fellowship
ME Professor Corie L. Cobb, the Washington Research Foundation Innovation Professor in Clean Energy, has been selected as recipient of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Director’s Fellowship Award.
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.