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Elijah Kuska

May 30, 2023

Making an impact through research and teaching

Ph.D. candidate and instructor Elijah Kuska is advancing biomechanics research while meeting students where they are.
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The twisted nanostructures are fracturing under the weight of a small load

May 22, 2023

A tiny break into toughness

ME researchers turn to nature to investigate how nanomaterials and nanostructure makes materials more resistant to breaking.
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A flock of starling birds flying above the ocean against an orange sky.

Apr 10, 2023

To improve robots, look to birds

ME researchers improved a mathematical model describing how birds flock together – which could be applied to build robots that move in the same way. 
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Ben Hempstead

Mar 28, 2023

Meet Ben Hempstead

The ME alum reflects on his time at the UW, his career and his role on the department’s Executive Advisory Board.
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Collage of ThermoTape trials. Left: Two researchers testing ThermoTape on a participant. Right: Close-up of study participant's arms with medical tape on both sides.

Mar 20, 2023

Engineering a better medical tape

Ph.D. student Shawn Swanson recently led a clinical trial for ThermoTape, a medical adhesive that becomes less sticky when time for removal.
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Aerial view, looking west, of the new SR 520 floating bridge, with the Medina shoreline in the foreground and downtown Seattle skyline in the distance.

Mar 13, 2023

Quieting a bridge

ME researchers found a solution to mitigating the noise caused by the SR 520 floating bridge’s expansion joints.
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