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Robot over a beige and purple background

Wed, 02/14/2024 | UW News

Helping robots identify objects in cluttered spaces

UW researchers, including ME and ISE Associate Professor Ashis Banerjee, have developed a method that teaches a low-cost robot to identify objects on a cluttered shelf.

A graphic shows how the gold-colored piezoelectric film sleeve fits over the Medtronic Micra leadless pacemaker

Mon, 02/12/2024

Harvesting heartbeat energy

Researchers, co-led by ME Assistant Professor Mohammad Malakooti, are creating a device that harvests heartbeat energy to extend battery life in pacemakers.

Man in a lab standing next to two machines

Wed, 01/24/2024

Advancing clean manufacturing research

ME researchers will work on projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy that could improve the manufacturing of composites and electric vehicle batteries.

a group of people around a table working on a project together

Mon, 01/22/2024

A healthy collaboration

ME students and faculty partner with UW Medicine to create devices that can treat multi-organ failure and improve catheter safety.

Group photo of the NEMS 2023 class

Tue, 12/19/2023 | UW Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems

Helping students explore nanomaterials

Assistant Professor Lucas Meza and Professor Vipin Kumar co-teach community college students in an intensive summer program.

Brian Pinkard news thumb

Mon, 12/11/2023 | Forbes

ME alum honored in Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Brian Pinkard (ME Ph.D. '20), Aquagga co-founder and CTO, was included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 North America list.

Woman standing next to a metal railing, placing an object inside a flume at the Harris Hydraulics Lab

Mon, 12/11/2023

Monitoring for marine life

A team is testing new methods to assess the potential impacts of tidal turbines on marine mammals.

Mehmet Kurt

Thu, 12/07/2023 | UW Population Health Initiative

Population Health Initiative pilot grant award

Research co-led by Associate Professor Mehmet Kurt will develop machine learning strategies to improve glioblastoma segmentation in the Sub-Saharan Africa patient population.

Feini Qu headshot

Thu, 12/07/2023 | The Washington Post

Newly discovered stem cell offers clues to a cancer mystery

ME and Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Assistant Professor Feini (Sylvia) Qu commented on the recent study.

A group of External Advisory Board members at the Blue Origin facility in Florida.

Mon, 12/04/2023

EAB engages with industry and alums at Blue Origin, NASA

The ME External Advisory Board visited with alumni and strengthened industry connections at Blue Origin’s Orbital Launch Site and the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

PhD students test ThermoTape medical adhesive

Mon, 11/27/2023 | UW CoMotion

The sticking point

ME Research Professor Eric Seibel’s team completed a successful first clinical trial of ThermoTape. The project has received the prestigious CoMotion-Murdock Trust Commercialization Initiation Award.

a model of a heart

Mon, 11/20/2023 | American Heart Association

Experimental pacemaker converts heartbeat energy to recharge battery

The study involved ME Assistant Professor Mohammad Malakooti, UW Medicine and BioE.

 Mohammad Malakooti and Krithika Manohar

Mon, 11/13/2023

NSF grant to accelerate the discovery of soft multifunctional composites

The grant was awarded to Assistant Professor Mohammad Malakooti and Assistant Professor Krithika Manohar.

Two men in a lab, wearing white coats looking at a computer

Mon, 11/06/2023 | UW College of Engineering

Showcasing student research

ME student Sebastian Bustos-Nuno shares his summer research experiences at the UW Clean Energy Institute’s Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, where he was mentored by Ph.D. student Ethan Schwartz.

Dennis Heaney and Jon Freeman

Mon, 11/06/2023

Spotlighting veterans in the ME community

Two alums with service experience share ME’s role in their career journeys.

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.

Mon, 10/16/2023 | The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Taking the noise out of expansion

ME researchers designed, tested and recommended strategies that successfully reduced the noise caused by floating bridge expansion joints.

Raymond in machine shop wearing safety glasses

Mon, 10/16/2023 | University of Washington

Achieving liftoff

ME graduate Raymond Haug was caught in a cycle of addiction, homelessness and prison before he transformed his life and found a calling.

a group of small robotic devices in the air

Tue, 10/10/2023 | GeekWire

Origami controls descent of robotic microfliers

UW researchers, including from ME, developed small robotic devices that can change how they move through the air during their descent.

Juampablo Heras Rivera headshot

Fri, 10/06/2023

Student named DOE computational science fellow

Ph.D. student Juampablo Heras Rivera will use fluid dynamics and machine learning to study brain disorders.

Collage of three headshots

Thu, 10/05/2023

DOE grants advance clean manufacturing research

The U.S. Department of Energy recently funded two projects led by and involving ME researchers.

Doris Hung

Mon, 10/02/2023 | The Electrochemical Society

ME student wins electrochemistry award

Ph.D. candidate Chih-Hsuan (Doris) Hung received the 2023 Pacific Northwest Section Electrochemistry Student Award.

A person in a lab adjusting a device and looking at the camera

Mon, 10/02/2023

Discovering a passion for research

Studying electrical flow sparked an ME student’s decision to pursue graduate education.

Feini Qu headshot

Thu, 09/28/2023 | UW Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

Introducing Feini (Sylvia) Qu

ISCRM faculty member Feini (Sylvia) Qu will explore the cellular and molecular pathways of composite musculoskeletal tissue regeneration, especially the bones and connective tissues that link our limbs and joints.

Two students work on their Rube-Goldberg inspired machine

Wed, 09/27/2023 | UW College of Engineering

From camp to college

ME senior Itzel Arriaga Hernandez was one of the student assistants at this year's annual STEM summer camp for Chehalis high school students.

A hand holding tweezers that are holding a yellow square with circuits on it

Fri, 09/22/2023 | UW News

Robots use origami to change shape in mid-air

A UW team including ME researchers developed small robotic devices that can change how they move through the air during their descent.