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Autumn 2020 Edition

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Brunton writing math equations on a lightboard with a marker

‘Eigensteve’ Brunton

With over four million views and 90,000 subscribers, Professor Steve Brunton’s YouTube channel simplifies the mathematical fundamentals behind data-driven engineering concepts.

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Per Reinhall

Lessons from a decade as chair

At the end of this year Professor Per Reinhall will conclude his second term as “Chair Per” and return to research and teaching.

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A faculty reviews a student's medical device prototype

Engineering innovations offer promise during pandemic

Engineering innovations confront health care challenges with new urgency during the COVID-19 crisis.

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A new bio-hybrid drone uses a moth antenna to autonomously sniff out odors.

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Life suspended: The past and future of cryopreservation

The idea of freezing and later thawing out the human body has been a favorite of storytellers for decades, but the science of cryopreservation may be even more interesting.

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UW teams up with regional first responders on mask decontamination

Thanks to a unique and innovative Washington partnership, first responders have a new tool for the pandemic.

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'Acoustic tweezers' may offer noninvasive solution to kidney stones and other medical applications

The new technique may offer a noninvasive solution to kidney stones and other medical applications.

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UW launches CREATE with investment from Microsoft

Introducing the new UW Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experiences, also known as CREATE.

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Steve Shen: Journal Editor Extraordinaire

Through a concerted effort over six years Professor Steve Shen doubled the impact factor of the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics.

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A GoPro for beetles: Researchers create a robotic camera backpack for insects

A UW team has developed a tiny wireless steerable camera small enough to ride aboard an insect.

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Welcome new faculty

Join us in welcoming new faculty to the ME department this school year.

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The MEssenger is the department's alumni newsletter. Published twice a year, it features stories about students, faculty, research, alumni and more.