Wed, 03/13/2019 | UW NewsNew method to assess platelet health could help ER doctors
ME researchers are part of a team that has created a novel system that can measure platelet function within two minutes and can help doctors determine which trauma patients might need a blood transfusion upon being admitted to a hospital.
Mon, 03/11/2019 | ColumnsCharacter: Inventor Billy Price takes it ‘one foot at a time’
ME alum Billy Price, ’02, is the founder of BILLY Footwear, an easy-on shoe design using zippers and making life easier for kids and individuals with disabilities.
Wed, 03/06/2019 | UW NewsFASER detector at the Large Hadron Collider to seek clues about hidden matter in the universe
A team from the UW Department of Mechanical Engineering – led by Bill Kuykendall – will construct the FASER instrument’s support platform, which will hold intricate magnets and detectors in place.
Tue, 03/05/2019 | SIAM NewsME faculty wins SIAG/CSE Early Career Prize
ME Associate Professor Steven Brunton won the 2019 SIAM Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering Early Career Prize. The award recognizes Brunton for his significant contributions to a broad range of techniques for, and applications of, data-driven analytics, control theory, sparse sensing, and reduced order modeling.
Mon, 03/04/2019 | Center for NeurotechnologyCNT Hackathon encourages collaboration and interdisciplinary thinking to develop neurotechnology
ME master's student Karley Benoff and her teammates Preston Pan and Melchizedek Mashiku placed first in last week's Center for Neurotechnology 2019 Hackathon. They created a device to support strength, stability and balance for people who are recovering from spinal cord injuries.
Fri, 03/01/2019Space architect
Architectural designer and ME student Makoto Eyre talks about returning to school for a second bachelor’s degree to pursue his passion: designing human environments in space.
Thu, 02/28/2019UW researchers and Florida middle school students form unusual bond over cosmic kidney stones
Associate professor Michael Bailey collaborates with middle school students on tackling kidney stones in space.
Tue, 02/12/2019 | Accelerate: The Campaign for UW MedicineNeedless Needles
ME collaborates with UW Medicine to design a tiny device that can help find a patient’s artery without needles.
Mon, 02/11/2019Passion never rests
ME senior Karli Berger shares how she’s balanced her passions for mentorship and teambuilding with mechatronics and cheer.
Wed, 01/30/2019 | College of EngineeringME alumni receive UW Engineering Diamond Award
Congratulations to ME alumni Paul Skoglund and Patrick Shanahan for winning the College of Engineering's 2019 Diamond Awards in Entrepreneurial Excellence and Distinguished Service.
The 2019 Diamond Awards will be held on Friday, May 17.
Thu, 01/24/2019 | DrBicuspid.comOptical pH measurement system could detect caries risk
Researchers developed a pH-sensing device that can alert the dentist about a patient's vulnerability to dental decay.
Wed, 01/16/2019 | UW NewsThree awards from US Energy Department to fuel UW solar cell research
ME associate professor Devin MacKenzie’s project on perovskite manufacturing using roll-to-roll processing techniques was awarded nearly $200,000 by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office.
Wed, 01/09/2019Mechanical engineers in health care
Three alumni working in health care reflect on their career pathways and share advice for current students interested in this ever-growing field.
Fri, 01/04/2019 | The Seattle TimesPat Shanahan, Trump’s pick for acting defense secretary, honed leadership style at UW and Boeing
ME alumnus Pat Shanahan is the new acting defense secretary.
Fri, 12/14/2018 | UW NewsUnderwater sensors for monitoring sea life (and where to find them)
ME researchers have created an underwater mechanical eye called an Adaptable Monitoring Package, or AMP. Using a combination of sensors, it watches animals and records their activity when they pass by renewable energy sites.
Wed, 12/12/2018 | UW NewsResearchers create first sensor package that can ride aboard bees
Farmers can already use drones to soar over huge fields and monitor temperature, humidity or crop health, but drone use is limited by the power the devices need. Now, UW engineers have created a sensing system that is small enough to ride aboard a bumblebee.
Tue, 12/04/2018 | The Seattle TimesHow do you shush a bridge?
ME researchers trying to tame noisy Highway 520 across Lake Washington.
Wed, 11/07/2018 | Clean Energy InstituteRevolutionary printer for sustainable electronics comes to Washington Clean Energy Testbeds
ME associate professor J. Devin MacKenzie will install world’s first roll-to-roll inkjet printer for sub-micron features, and use it to develop cheap, sustainable alternative to rare-earth materials used in solar panels, displays, and touchscreens.
Thu, 10/11/2018 | ITHSEIH wins Great Team Science contest
Engineering Innovation in Health has been recognized nationally as a winner of the Great Team Science contest.
Tue, 10/09/2018 | UW NewsResearchers develop 3-D printed objects that can track and store how they are used
Engineers at UW have developed 3-D printed devices that can track and store their own use without using batteries or electronics.
Mon, 10/08/2018Welcome new faculty
Join us in welcoming new faculty to the ME department and congratulating current faculty on their recent promotions.
Wed, 09/19/2018 | HeraldNetEngineering Week introduces fifth graders to engineering
54 fifth-grade students from the Marysville Cooperative Education Partnership at Marshall Elementary stayed at UW for a week and learned about engineering.
Mon, 09/10/2018Summer successes
Congrats to ME student teams for bringing home awards from this summer’s competitions!
Mon, 08/20/2018Research + outreach
At the intersection of biomechanics and neural engineering, Ph.D. student Gaurav Mukherjee is exploring how to develop machines that improve the quality of human life while also making time for K-12 STEM outreach.