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Thu, 01/23/2020 | Office of Global Affairs

Posner awarded Global Innovation Fund

Congratulations to Professor Jonathan Posner on being awarded the Global Innovation Fund from the Office of Global Affairs for his cookstove-related BURN injury investigations in Nepal and Ghana (BURNING).

Fri, 01/17/2020 | College of Engineering

ME alumni receive UW Engineering Diamond Awards

Congratulations to ME alumni James Skaggs and Allen Israel for winning the College of Engineering's 2020 Diamond Awards for Distinguished Achievement in Industry and the Dean’s Award, respectively. The 2020 Diamond Awards will be held on Saturday, June 6.

Fri, 12/06/2019 | Society for Experimental Mechanics

Professor Junlan Wang receives the 2020 SEM M.M. Frocht Award

Professor Junlan Wang receives the 2020 M.M. Frocht Award from the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), a prestigious award recognizing outstanding achievement as an educator in the field of experimental mechanics.

Thu, 11/14/2019 | NBC News Learn

Discovering You - Kat Steele

Associate prof Kat Steele and her team's work to help kids move better was featured in an episode of NBC News Learn!

Tue, 10/22/2019 | College of Engineering

Making Medicine Accessible

MedsForAll, an Engineering Innovation in Health project-turned-startup, is developing an affordable alternative to the EpiPen.

Mon, 10/07/2019

Welcome new faculty

Join us in welcoming new faculty to the ME department and congratulating current faculty on recent promotions.

Thu, 10/03/2019 | CoMotion Blog

Seibel spotlighted on CoMotion blog

Read about Research Professor Eric Seibel's numerous innovations on CoMotion's blog series, “UW Researcher Spotlight.”

Wed, 09/11/2019 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Corie L. Cobb receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

Corie L. Cobb, Washington Research Foundation Innovation Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Clean Energy, is the recipient of a 2019 Young Faculty Award from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Thu, 08/29/2019 | SNAME

Emeritus Professor Bruce Adee awarded The Webb Medal

Emeritus Professor Bruce Adee was awarded the 2019 SNAME William H. Webb Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Education in Naval Architecture, Marine or Ocean Engineering.

Mon, 08/19/2019 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Research team receives U.S. Army award to explore mobile supercritical water oxidation

A UW research team led by ME associate professor Igor Novosselov will advance their work to develop a system that breaks down chemical warfare agents and toxic waste through a new $400,000 Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) from the U.S. Army Research Office (ARO).

Mon, 08/19/2019 | King5 News

UW engineers test tidal energy turbines on Lake Washington

A team of ME engineers are testing turbines in Lake Washington that are designed to turn tides into usable energy.

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.