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Group photo of the CathConnect team winners

Tue, 05/31/2022 | UW Foster Blog

ME students win startup awards

Congrats to EIH teams CathConnect and inSTENT Connection for their awards at the 2022 Dempsey Startup Competition.

Group of students standing with a car with logos on it

Fri, 05/27/2022 | UW News

EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

With EcoCAR, which just wrapped up the last year of its four-year challenge, UW students rebuilt a car and experienced post-COVID camaraderie under the hood of a hybrid vehicle.

Abby Simcox on Wheel of Fortune

Tue, 05/03/2022

ME undergrad competes on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Abby Simcox represented the UW in March for College Week 2022 on the word puzzle game show.

Two scientists in a lab wearing PPE

Thu, 04/28/2022 | UW NanoES

ME faculty receive nanotech awards

Congrats to Ayokunle Olanrewaju and Aniruddh Vashisth for receiving Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure seed grants from the Institute for Nano-engineered Systems.

Xu Chen headshot

Wed, 04/27/2022 | Cision PR Newswire

Xu Chen receives SME award

ME’s Xu Chen has received a 2022 Sandra L. Bouckley Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

Aniruddh Vashisth

Fri, 04/22/2022 | UW News

Making Earth-friendly electronics

ME’s Aniruddh Vashisth and other UW Engineering researchers discuss their innovative methods to design and manufacture sustainable electronics.

Researcher working on an electronic equipment

Tue, 04/19/2022 | The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

3D cancer imaging

The latest issue of ME Magazine features ME Professor Jon Liu and team’s research to improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer.


Mon, 04/18/2022

Bubbles for toughness

UW researchers collaborate to investigate and advance nanofoams, a new tiny but mighty material.

Kilometer-Scale Space Structures concept

Tue, 04/12/2022 | Carnegie Mellon University

Folding space structures

UW and Carnegie Mellon researchers use NASA funding to advance foldable structures that fit into a tiny compartment for launch and expand into super-structures in outer space.

Headshot of Mehmet Kurt

Mon, 04/11/2022 | National Science Foundation

Mehmet Kurt receives NSF CAREER award

ME Assistant Professor Mehmet Kurt has received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award for his research on nonlinear resonances of highly damped, soft materials.

Photos of four UW professors

Mon, 03/28/2022 | College of Engineering

Learning outcomes

ME's Brian Polagye and other engineering instructors share what they've discovered from more than a year of remote teaching.

An illustration of doctors performing surgery

Wed, 03/23/2022 | Newswise

Using 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.

Patient in dental exam

Fri, 03/11/2022 | UW News

New 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.

Judges awarded $38,500 in prizes to student teams at the 2022 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge at the University of Washington.

Mon, 03/07/2022 | Foster Blog

ME 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.

Kilometer-Scale Space Structures concept

Mon, 02/28/2022 | NASA

NASA 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 | NSF

New 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.

A collage of portraits of Leila Asfari, Ken Latimer and Karen Harban

Tue, 02/22/2022

Mechanical 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.

W sculpture surrounded by cars driving through campus

Wed, 02/09/2022

UW 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.

An artistic rendering of a heart using lines

Mon, 02/07/2022 | UW Medicine

How 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.

Professor Corie L. Cobb

Mon, 01/24/2022 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Corie 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.

Two people, a man and a woman, both roughly in their 20s, pose for a photo in front of a projector screen that says "Best Paper Award - 1st Place". The woman shakes the hand of another man, older than them, to the side of her.

Thu, 01/20/2022

Award-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.

ME graduate student Shayla Payne talks with fellow Engineering Innovation in Health teaching assistant Kathleen Kearney.

Thu, 01/13/2022

On 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.

In the background is some carbon fiber tape on a machine with text that says "composites - faster, smarter" on it and photos of five professors

Tue, 01/11/2022 | National Science Foundation

Composites: 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.

A scientific figure showing lots of advanced science stuff related to bioimaging

Mon, 01/03/2022 | NanoES

UW 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.

Headshots of Ayokunle Olanrewaju and Mehmet Kurt

Thu, 12/09/2021

Welcome new faculty

The ME department welcomes new faculty members for the 2021–2022 school year.