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Spring 2024 Edition

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Two students wearing large masks are sanding and examining a large structure that will be part of the Formula car. A third student is taking notes.

From clubs to careers

ME students, alums and faculty share how clubs like UW Human Powered Submarine, HuskyADAPT and UW Formula Motorsports can lead to successful careers.

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A healthy collaboration

In partnership with UW Medicine, ME students and faculty created devices that can treat multi-organ failure and improve catheter safety.

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Two children ride in small toy cars, one of which has an adapted steering wheel to make it accessible for the child to use.

Wheels in motion

Researchers studied how environmental accessibility affects children’s usage of adapted ride-on cars.

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An electrifying experience

The student club E-Truck is working to convert a medium-duty diesel truck into a battery electric vehicle.

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Harvesting heartbeat energy

Researchers, co-led by ME Assistant Professor Mohammad Malakooti, are creating a device that harvests heartbeat energy to extend battery life in pacemakers.

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Driven to advance vehicle electrification

UW engineers, including ME Assistant Professor Shijing Sun and ME Professor Corie Cobb, are advancing electric vehicle innovation.

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New circuit boards can be repeatedly recycled

A team including ME researchers developed a new printed circuit board that can be recycled repeatedly.

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Creating tougher sustainable materials

ME Assistant Professor Lucas Meza received an NSF CAREER Award to study how to create tough, sustainable materials using nanoengineering.

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Advancing clean manufacturing research

ME faculty are working on projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy that could improve the manufacturing of composites and electric vehicle batteries.

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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.