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.
Tue, 12/01/2020Lessons from a decade as ME chair
At the end of this year Per Reinhall will conclude his second term as “Chair Per” and return to research and teaching.
Mon, 11/16/2020 | edg3 FUNDVideo features ME 'Water Warriors'
A new video from Kitsap Bank's edg3 FUND highlights ME students in the startup Aquagga. Aquagga is a finalist in the 2020 edg3 FUND competition.
Fri, 11/13/2020 | WE-REACHChung wins WE-REACH funding for COVID-19 rapid diagnostics
Jae-Hyun Chung is developing a portable COVID-19 test using an innovative nanotube sensor-based technology.
Thu, 11/05/2020Steve Shen: Journal Editor Extraordinaire
Through a concerted effort over six years, making sometimes difficult decisions, Steve Shen doubled the impact factor of the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics.
Tue, 10/27/2020‘Eigensteve’ Brunton: YouTubing math for engineers
With over four million views and 90,000 subscribers, Professor Steve Brunton’s YouTube channel simplifies the mathematical fundamentals behind data-driven engineering concepts.
Thu, 09/24/2020Welcome new faculty
Join us in welcoming new faculty to the ME department this school year.
Wed, 09/02/2020UW teams up with regional first responders on mask decontamination
Thanks to a unique and innovative Washington partnership, first responders have a new tool for the pandemic. Stations across the region have begun receiving University of Washington-designed, locally manufactured systems to decontaminate the high-demand face masks needed to protect them from COVID-19 while carrying out their essential duties.
Tue, 09/01/2020 | UW Mechanical EngineeringLife suspended: The past and future of cryopreservation
The idea of freezing and later thawing out the human body has been a favorite of storytellers for decades, but the science of cryopreservation may be even more interesting.
Mon, 08/24/2020 | UW College of EngineeringEngineering STARS
ME alumna Ewurama Karikari and other STARS graduates fill us in on what they’ve been up to since receiving their engineering degrees.
Tue, 08/18/2020 | UW Industrial & Systems EngineeringBanerjee wins Amazon award
Ashis Banerjee has been awarded a prestigious 2019 Amazon Research Award.
Thu, 08/06/2020 | UW Mechanical EngineeringEngineering innovations offer promise during pandemic
Engineering innovations confront health care challenges with new urgency during the COVID-19 crisis.
Mon, 07/27/2020 | Dept of Environmental and Occupational Health SciencesCan the coronavirus spread in hospital air?
Using state-of-the-art sensors, ME and Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences researchers are teaming up with UW colleagues to track aerosols in a hospital environment.
Fri, 07/24/2020 | American Physical SocietyProfessor Michelle DiBenedetto receives APS’s 2020 Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award in Fluid Dynamics
The award recognizes "exceptional young scientists who have performed original doctoral thesis work of outstanding scientific quality and achievement in the area of fluid dynamics."