News & Events


Wed, 03/06/2019 | UW News
A team from the UW Department of Mechanical Engineering – led by Bill Kuykendall – will construct the FASER instrument’s support platform, which will hold intricate magnets and detectors in place.
Tue, 03/05/2019 | SIAM News
ME Associate Professor Steven Brunton won the 2019 SIAM Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering Early Career Prize. The award recognizes Brunton for his significant contributions to a broad range of techniques for, and applications of, data-driven analytics, control theory, sparse sensing, and reduced order modeling.
Mon, 03/04/2019 | Center for Neurotechnology
ME master's student Karley Benoff and her teammates Preston Pan and Melchizedek Mashiku placed first in last week's Center for Neurotechnology 2019 Hackathon. They created a device to support strength, stability and balance for people who are recovering from spinal cord injuries.
Thu, 02/28/2019
Associate professor Michael Bailey collaborates with middle school students on tackling kidney stones in space.
Tue, 02/12/2019 | Accelerate: The Campaign for UW Medicine
ME collaborates with UW Medicine to design a tiny device that can help find a patient’s artery without needles.
Wed, 02/06/2019 |
Congratulations to Anika Hidayat, a ME Junior, for being selected as one of the 2019 class of Brooke Owens Fellows. Anika will be interning at Northrop Grumman Innovation System during the upcoming summer.
Wed, 01/30/2019 | College of Engineering

Congratulations to ME alumni Paul Skoglund and Patrick Shanahan for winning the College of Engineering's 2019 Diamond Awards in Entrepreneurial Excellence and Distinguished Service.

The 2019 Diamond Awards will be held on Friday, May 17.

Thu, 01/24/2019 |
Researchers developed a pH-sensing device that can alert the dentist about a patient's vulnerability to dental decay.
Wed, 01/16/2019 | UW News
ME associate professor Devin MacKenzie’s project on perovskite manufacturing using roll-to-roll processing techniques was awarded nearly $200,000 by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office.
Wed, 01/09/2019
Three alumni working in health care reflect on their career pathways and share advice for current students interested in this ever-growing field.
Fri, 01/04/2019 | The Seattle Times
ME alumnus Pat Shanahan is the new acting defense secretary.
Fri, 12/14/2018 | UW News
ME researchers have created an underwater mechanical eye called an Adaptable Monitoring Package, or AMP. Using a combination of sensors, it watches animals and records their activity when they pass by renewable energy sites.
Wed, 12/12/2018 | UW News
Farmers can already use drones to soar over huge fields and monitor temperature, humidity or crop health, but drone use is limited by the power the devices need. Now, UW engineers have created a sensing system that is small enough to ride aboard a bumblebee.
Tue, 12/04/2018 | The Seattle Times
ME researchers trying to tame noisy Highway 520 across Lake Washington.
Thu, 11/08/2018 | UW Bioengineering
ME associate professor Nathan Sniadecki is working with UW Bioengineering and Pathology researchers to better understand the effects of space flight on human health. The team has received a $3.2 million NIH-CASIS grant to launch heart tissue-on-a-chip into space to study the effect of microgravity on tissue function.
Wed, 11/07/2018 | Clean Energy Institute
ME associate professor J. Devin MacKenzie will install world’s first roll-to-roll inkjet printer for sub-micron features, and use it to develop cheap, sustainable alternative to rare-earth materials used in solar panels, displays, and touchscreens.
Thu, 10/11/2018 | ITHS
Engineering Innovation in Health has been recognized nationally as a winner of the Great Team Science contest.
Tue, 10/09/2018 | UW News
Engineers at UW have developed 3-D printed devices that can track and store their own use without using batteries or electronics.
Mon, 10/08/2018
Join us in welcoming new faculty to the ME department and congratulating current faculty on their recent promotions.
Wed, 09/19/2018 | The New York Times
ME research scientist Hunter Hoffman was featured on The New York Times for his VR therapy called Spider World.
Wed, 09/19/2018 | HeraldNet
54 fifth-grade students from the Marysville Cooperative Education Partnership at Marshall Elementary stayed at UW for a week and learned about engineering.
Tue, 09/11/2018
Congrats to Michael Barbour, Ph.D. ’18, on receiving the UW Graduate School’s 2018 Distinguished Dissertation Award for outstanding and exceptional scholarship and research at the doctoral level. His research focused on improving the efficacy of endovascular treatment methods for cerebral aneurysms.
Mon, 09/10/2018
Congrats to ME student teams for bringing home awards from this summer’s competitions!
Thu, 08/16/2018
Congrats to the UW Husky Robotics team on placing 4th at this summer’s Canadian International Rover Challenge! For this space robotics competition, teams from around the world compete their prototype rovers across a broad range of tasks to simulate what it would be like to be part of an early colony on an extraterrestrial planet.
Mon, 08/13/2018 | Columns Magazine
For the UW's new Nanoengineering & Molecular Sciences Building, ME alumnus Dennis Edmondson designed a stud that combined the thermal features of wood with the strength of steel.