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Mon, 08/19/2019 | UW News

How ergonomic is your warehouse job? Soon, an app might be able to tell you

Ashis Banerjee and a team of researchers used machine learning to develop a new system that can monitor factory and warehouse workers for ergonomic issues.

Wed, 08/14/2019 | UW News

Dr. Nancy Allbritton named dean of UW’s College of Engineering

Dr. Nancy Allbritton has been named the next Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of the College of Engineering.

Mon, 08/12/2019 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Research impact

Elizabeth Rasmussen is developing a clean, scalable approach to synthesizing advanced materials, setting the stage for innovation in batteries, targeted drug delivery and more.

Tue, 07/23/2019 | Foster Blog

Two ME startups welcomed into 2019 Jones + Foster Accelerator

AeroSpec and DopCuff hope to take their venture to the next level in the Jones + Foster Accelerator at the UW Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.

Wed, 07/17/2019 | UW News

8 UW professors elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in 2019

Congratulations to ME Chair Per Reinhall for being elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS) this year.

Tue, 07/09/2019 | Environmental Monitor

Eyes Underwater Watching Aquatic Wildlife

ME associate professor Brian Polagye and his research team offer a promising new way to harvest energy from waves at sea.

Mon, 07/08/2019 | Wired

An itty-bitty robot that lifts off like a sci-fi spaceship

ME faculty Igor Novosselov and Sawyer Fuller are developing small flying robots that can be powered by ion propulsion.

Mon, 07/08/2019 | The White House

Associate Professor Steve Brunton receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Associate professor Steve Brunton is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.

Wed, 07/03/2019 | UW Mechanical Engineering

An engineering STAR

Ewurama Karikari shares how the UW STARS program helped her transform her passions for math and robotics into a mechanical engineering mechatronics degree.

Fri, 06/28/2019 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Class of ’69 grads honored at ME’s 2019 graduation

Class of 1969 graduates were honored with a 50th reunion reception and recognized during ME’s graduation ceremony.

Tue, 06/25/2019 | UW Mechanical Engineering

UW Formula Motorsports takes 2nd at competition

Congratulations to the UW Formula Motorsports team for placing 2nd and picking up several additional awards at this year's Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) competition in Lincoln, Nebraska!

Tue, 06/11/2019 | Foster Blog

AeroSpec places 4th in startup competition

The AeroSpec team, cofounded by Sep Makhsous and Jiayang (Joe) He, ECE and ME PhD students in ME faculty member Igor Novosselov’s lab, won the $5,000 Fenwick & West fourth place prize at the 2019 Dempsey Startup Competition for their real-time air quality monitoring system. Their device also collects airborne nanoparticles into a transparent cartridge for the in-depth pollutant analysis.

Tue, 06/11/2019 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Researchers receive clean energy award

A team of UW and Boeing researchers in the Boeing Advanced Research Center (BARC) have received $1.2 million in Energy RD&D Clean Energy funding from the Washington State Department of Commerce. The team is one of ten selected this year out of 52 total applicants.

Mon, 06/10/2019 | GeekWire

Univ. of Washington’s Husky Robotics is on a roll, as Mars rover offers students a big engineering project

Husky Robotics competed in the University Rover Challenge (URC), an international event that accepted 36 teams with a goal of showcasing designs for the next generation of Mars rovers.

Mon, 06/10/2019 | GeekWire

Inclusive design and accessible tech in the spotlight at Univ. of Washington student showcase

10 HuskyADAPT teams showed off their work at the HuskyADAPT Inclusive Design & Engineering Showcase.

Wed, 06/05/2019 | GeekWire

Change climate for energy innovation

Washington Clean Energy Testbeds partners with startups to churn out clean energy technology.

Tue, 06/04/2019 | Columns

Energy’s new wave

Converting ocean waves into electricity poses challenges—and promise.

Thu, 05/23/2019 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Advancing a partnership

PACCAR and ME deepen their collaboration through a new campus workspace and undergraduate capstone projects.

Wed, 05/15/2019

Corie L. Cobb receives 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award

ME associate professor Corie L. Cobb is the recipient of a 2019 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award (NTFA). Of the 100+ nominations, 17 were selected this year, and Cobb was the only UW recipient.

Tue, 05/14/2019 | GeekWire

UW Hyperloop slims down racing pod

For the fourth time, UW Hyperloop is taking aim at SpaceX, and this time they’ve got their racer down to fighting weight.

Wed, 05/01/2019 | Physics Today

Microswimmers with no moving parts

Microscopic self-propelled particles could one day be used to clean up wastewater or deliver drugs in the body, according to ME and ChemE professor Jonathan Posner, George Mason assistant professor, and ME alumni Jeffrey Moran, PhD '13.

Thu, 04/25/2019

Nine ME graduate students receive NSF fellowships

A record number of ME graduate students have been awarded 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. This fellowship program supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Thu, 04/25/2019 | UW Graduate School

ME alum receives 2019 UW Graduate School Medal

Alumnus Brandon Tuan Nguyen, BSME '15, has received the 2019 UW Graduate School Medal for his efforts to combine academic scholarship with social awareness and his contribution to redefining the value of a doctoral degree. Now a doctoral student in Rehabilitation Medicine, he is also a DO-IT mentor and was a 2018 HuskyADAPT Award recipient. Congrats Brandon!

Tue, 04/09/2019 | King5 News

Researchers in Sequim studying how new energy technology could impact fish

Researchers are studying the effect underwater equipment might have on the behavior of fish, with the help of Adaptable Monitoring Package.

Mon, 04/08/2019 | GeekWire

In quest to make a better battery, Univ. of Washington students win environmental innovation challenge

MOtiF Materials invented a way to making batteries degrade less quickly over time. Rasmussen, a doctoral student of mechanical engineering at the University of Washington, said the broader aim of the project is to make next-generation materials and manufacture them in a way that is scalable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.