News & Events


Tue, 07/09/2019 | Environmental Monitor
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 | The White House
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.
Mon, 07/08/2019 | Wired
ME faculty Igor Novosselov and Sawyer Fuller are developing small flying robots that can be powered by ion propulsion.
Fri, 06/28/2019 | UW Mechanical Engineering
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
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 | UW Mechanical Engineering

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.

Tue, 06/11/2019 | Foster Blog
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.
Mon, 06/10/2019 | GeekWire
10 HuskyADAPT teams showed off their work at the HuskyADAPT Inclusive Design & Engineering Showcase.
Mon, 06/10/2019 | GeekWire
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.
Wed, 06/05/2019 | GeekWire
Washington Clean Energy Testbeds partners with startups to churn out clean energy technology.
Tue, 06/04/2019 | Columns
Converting ocean waves into electricity poses challenges—and promise.
Thu, 05/23/2019 | UW Mechanical Engineering
PACCAR and ME deepen their collaboration through a new campus workspace and undergraduate capstone projects.
Wed, 05/15/2019

ME associate professor Corie L. Cobb is the recipient of a 2019 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award (NTFA). Of the 100+ nominations, 17 were selected this year, and Cobb was the only UW recipient.

Tue, 05/14/2019 | GeekWire
For the fourth time, UW Hyperloop is taking aim at SpaceX, and this time they’ve got their racer down to fighting weight.
Tue, 05/14/2019 | Boeing
The Boeing Advanced Research Center lab at the University of Washington recently hosted an Engineering Discovery Day exhibit for the fifth year in a row. During the two-day event, more than 10,000 middle- and high-school students visit the BARC lab and meet with University of Washington students.
Wed, 05/01/2019 | Physics Today
Microscopic self-propelled particles could one day be used to clean up wastewater or deliver drugs in the body, according to ME and ChemE professor Jonathan Posner, George Mason assistant professor, and ME alumni Jeffrey Moran, PhD '13.
Thu, 04/25/2019 | UW Graduate School
Alumnus Brandon Tuan Nguyen, BSME '15, has received the 2019 UW Graduate School Medal for his efforts to combine academic scholarship with social awareness and his contribution to redefining the value of a doctoral degree. Now a doctoral student in Rehabilitation Medicine, he is also a DO-IT mentor and was a 2018 HuskyADAPT Award recipient. Congrats Brandon!
Thu, 04/25/2019
A record number of ME graduate students have been awarded 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. This fellowship program supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Tue, 04/09/2019 | King5 News
Researchers are studying the effect underwater equipment might have on the behavior of fish, with the help of Adaptable Monitoring Package.
Mon, 04/08/2019 | GeekWire
MOtiF Materials invented a way to making batteries degrade less quickly over time. Rasmussen, a doctoral student of mechanical engineering at the University of Washington, said the broader aim of the project is to make next-generation materials and manufacture them in a way that is scalable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
Thu, 04/04/2019 | UW Foster Blog
ME's MOtiF Materials team won the grand prize at the 2019 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC). ME students were also on the two teams that won the Judges Also Really Liked (JARL) award.
Fri, 03/22/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics
After a six-month internship at SpaceX, John Buffalo has returned to win a second Mary Gates Scholarship.
Wed, 03/20/2019 | The Seattle Times
ME senior Andrew Gaard works hard both on the water and in school.
Wed, 03/13/2019 | UW News
ME researchers are part of a team that has created a novel system that can measure platelet function within two minutes and can help doctors determine which trauma patients might need a blood transfusion upon being admitted to a hospital.
Mon, 03/11/2019 | Columns
ME alum Billy Price, ’02, is the founder of BILLY Footwear, an easy-on shoe design using zippers and making life easier for kids and individuals with disabilities.