Thu, 07/08/2021Affiliate in residence
Retired engineers like Leonard Nelson offer their time and expertise to enrich UW research and education through affiliate professorships.
Fri, 06/25/2021 | College of EngineeringAlberto Aliseda named next chair of ME
PACCAR Professor of Mechanical Engineering Alberto Aliseda has been named the new chair of UW ME, effective July 1, 2021.
Mon, 06/21/2021 | College of EngineeringParis’s Law celebrates 60 years
Paul C. Paris’s ideas revolutionized airplane design and gave way to the field of fracture mechanics.
Mon, 06/21/2021Husky Robotics delivers at the 2021 Virtual University Rover Challenge
With a perfect final mission, Husky Robotics took the top score by a U.S. team in the the 2021 Virtual University Rover Challenge.
Tue, 06/01/2021Gao named fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering
Dayong Gao has been elected to the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE) for “original and outstanding contributions and achievements in cryo-biomedicial engineering, biopreservation technology, fundamental cryobiology, and the science & technology of artificial organs."
Mon, 05/24/2021ME students recognized in 2021 Husky 100
ME Seattle graduate students Beth Halsne and Anthony Tang are among the 100 University of Washington students named to the 2021 Husky 100 cohort, an honor given to just 100 students across all UW's degree programs and 3 campuses annually.
Tue, 05/18/2021 | WE-REACHWE-REACH invests in UnTape
The Washington Entrepreneurial Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (WE-REACH) has announced it will invest in early-stage product development for UnTape, ME research professor Eric Seibel and team's innovation for reducing medical adhesive-related skin injuries.
Tue, 05/11/2021Clubs during COVID
Updates on how ME’s student clubs have adapted to overcome disruptions caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Mon, 04/26/2021Four virtual worlds signal the future of VR for health
Four virtual worlds developed by ME’s Hunter Hoffman signal the future of VR for health.
Wed, 04/21/2021 | Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative MedicineISCRM researchers use rainbow reporters to examine proliferation of engrafted heart cells
A study co-led by ME professor Nate Sniadecki used rainbow cell technology to demonstrate that injected heart cells proliferate, a finding that could help researchers enhance the efficacy of cell therapy for heart disease and other conditions.
Fri, 04/09/2021Elizabeth Rasmussen awarded NIST-NRC postdoctoral fellowship
Doctoral student Elizabeth Rasmussen has been chosen as a research fellow in the highly-selective National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Program overseen by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM).
Thu, 04/08/2021Alumni on board
A Q&A with Anders Brown, outgoing chair of ME’s External Advisory Board.
Tue, 04/06/2021 | UW Mechanical EngineeringLessons in the deep
An underwater robotic device called the µFloat, invented by mechanical engineering student Trevor Harrison, offers a new way to map underwater environments.
Tue, 03/30/2021 | Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing InstituteRobotic Inspection of Complex Metallic Parts
With detection rates above 95%, a project led by Xu Chen demonstrates the reliability of using robotics for identifying defects in metallic parts.
Thu, 03/25/2021 | U.S. Department of EnergyTrent Dillon and Katherine Van Ness win marine energy fellowships
ME graduate students Trent Dillon and Katherine Van Ness have been named as 2021 Marine and Hydrokinetic Graduate Student Research Program Fellows by the U.S. Department of Energy. Their research fellowships will be hosted by the Makah Tribal Council and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, respectively.
Mon, 03/22/2021How Washington became a global epicenter for advanced carbon fiber
Stronger than steel and lighter than aluminum, carbon fiber composite materials are one of the key enabling technologies of the 21st century and play a particularly important role in Washington.
Fri, 03/05/2021 | UW Foster School BlogME teams take prizes at 2021 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge
ME health innovation was on display at the 2021 Hollomon Challenge. Five teams with ME members - Under Pressure, OsmoProcessor, Direct Dose, EVBreathe and Mask Seal Testing - won prizes for their innovative ideas. Eight of the 21 finalist teams included members from ME and the five new prizes brings the department's total to eleven prizes in the competition since 2016.
Thu, 03/04/2021 | The ConversationWhere does plastic pollution go when it enters the ocean?
ME's Michelle DiBenedetto and colleagues describe their research studying ocean microplastic pollution.
Thu, 02/25/2021 | NASANASA selects futuristic space concept co-led by Lipton for further study
The study will examine whether a structure small enough to fit inside a rocket fairing could expand large enough to create artificial gravity.
Wed, 02/10/2021 | UW NewsList of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists includes ME's Ayokunle Olanrewaju
Seven University of Washington scientists, including ME Acting Assistant Professor Ayokunle Olanrewaju, are included in Cell Mentor’s list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists, published in December 2020.
Mon, 02/08/2021Engineering that tugs at the heartstrings
UW researchers engineer miniature beating heart tissues that allow them to study a range of topics in human health.
Tue, 01/12/2021How 2020 Outstanding Engineering Peer Educator Lily Vu supported students during an unprecedented year
Lily Vu, winner of the 2020 Outstanding Engineering Peer Educator Award, describes her experience mentoring this year’s incoming engineers remotely.
Mon, 01/04/2021UW's marine renewable energy research gets a boost
Two recent funding announcements from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are good news for UW’s marine renewable energy research.
Thu, 12/17/2020NIH backs UW effort to RESTRICT the spread of HIV
With new support from NIH, researchers are continuing development on a test designed to combat HIV.
Mon, 12/07/2020 | UW NewsThe Smellicopter is an obstacle-avoiding drone that uses a live moth antenna to seek out smells
A new bio-hybrid drone uses a moth antenna to autonomously sniff out odors.