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Autumn 2023 Edition

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Two women placing a tidal turbine with sensors, along with a silicone whaale model, inside a wave facility at the Harris Hydraulics Lab.

Monitoring for marine life

Researchers from the UW and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, including ME alums and affiliate faculty, are testing new methods to assess the potential impacts of tidal turbines on marine mammals.

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Human-inspired robotic perception

Ekta Samani’s (M.S. ’21, Ph.D. ’23) research aims to improve visual perception in autonomous robots using topology and cognitive psychology.

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Discovering a passion for research

Studying electrical flow in the Novosselov Research Group sparked undergraduate Ben Price’s decision to pursue graduate education.

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From idea to implementation

ME undergraduate students gain real-world experience through senior capstone projects sponsored by industry, nonprofit, government and health-care partners.

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Achieving liftoff

ME graduate Raymond Haug was caught in a cycle of addiction, homelessness and prison before he transformed his life and found a calling in mechanical engineering.

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Xu Chen to serve as BARC director

Xu Chen, Bryan T. McMinn Endowed Associate Professor in ME, was appointed director of the Boeing Advanced Research Collaboration.

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ME professor elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

Corie L. Cobb, Washington Research Foundation Innovation Professor in Clean Energy and ME professor, was elected for outstanding contributions.

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DOE grants advance clean manufacturing research

ME researchers’ clean manufacturing projects were recently selected for funding from the U.S. DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

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Student club successes

This year, UW student organizations with ME students won big at competitions that took place across the country, in Canada and even on the UW campus.

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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.