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Wed, 09/07/2016 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research team receives NSF PFI:BIC award for innovations in mobile dental diagnostic instruments

ME professor Eric Seibel’s research team will develop and test easy-to-use optical dental diagnostic and therapy monitoring instruments for trained non-dentists through a three-year, $1 million Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity award from the National Science Foundation.

Thu, 09/01/2016 | Puget Sound Business Journal

People in research: How Kat Steele applied her engineering roots to health care

Read the Puget Sound Business Journal’s recent profile about ME assistant professor Kat Steele.

Thu, 09/01/2016 | Port Townsend and Jefferson County Leader

Human powered sub team partners with boatbuilding school on wooden submarine

Through a collaboration between the UW team and Port Hadlock's Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, a wooden sub is slated to make its racing debut next summer at the International Human Powered Submarine Races.

Wed, 08/24/2016 | College of Engineering

UW hyperloop team sets its sights on SpaceX

The UWashington Hyperloop team is taking part in Elon Musk's competition to design a pod that can travel at transonic speed within a vacuum tube. After winning the Safety Subsystem Technical Excellence Award this January, the team will advance to the next leg of the competition, set to take place in January 2017 at SpaceX.

Wed, 08/17/2016 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research team receives $2 Million NSF EFRI Grant to explore non-reciprocal elastic wave propagation

ME assistant professor Nicholas Boechler is a part of the team that will explore non-reciprocal elastic wave propagation in solid-state media through a new four-year, $2 million Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation grant from the National Science Foundation.

Fri, 07/22/2016 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

UW Human Powered Submarine Team places third at international competition

The Human Powered Submarine team traveled to Gosport, England, for the European International Submarine Races, where they also placed first for top speed by a female pilot.

Fri, 07/15/2016 | The Seattle Times

UW Huskies hope to improve player safety as one of the first teams to wear 'state of the art' helmet

The Washington Husky Football team will be among the first to use the new helmet made by UW-startup VICIS.

Tue, 07/12/2016 | GeekWire

How Cleaner Cookstoves are Sparking an Environmental and Societal Revolution

A collaboration between the UW’s Clean Cookstove Lab and Burn Design Lab has resulted in the development of a more fuel-efficient, cleaner burning wood cookstove to be sold in Kenya and Tanzania this fall.

Tue, 07/05/2016 | College of Engineering

A riveting combination: The UW and Boeing advance research together through BARC

The Boeing Advanced Research Center, or BARC, is providing UW students with the opportunity to get real world engineering experience as they work alongside UW professors and industry leaders from Boeing. BARC projects have tackled tricky problems like building and repairing the insides of airplane wings, and this winter, BARC launched a new aircraft engineering class co-taught by UW faculty and Boeing engineers.

Sun, 06/19/2016 | College of Engineering

UW team places second at Formula SAE Lincoln competition

The UW Formula Motorsports team placed second overall at the Formula SAE competition in Lincoln. A mere 0.5 point difference, out of a 1,000 point total, separated UW's score from the first place team.

Tue, 06/14/2016 | College of Engineering

The College of Engineering and Burke Museum partner on a 3-D scan-and-print project of mammoth proportions

The Burke Museum plans to display a giant Columbian Mammoth in its new building, set to open in 2019; however, only 20% of the mammoth’s bones survive. So museum staff have partnered with College of Engineering students and instructors who are taking advantage of 3-D printing technology to reproduce the rest of the mammoth.

Sun, 06/12/2016 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

ME Class of ’66 grads recognized at 2016 graduation

Ten alumni were honored with a 50th reunion reception and recognized during this year’s graduation ceremony.

Thu, 06/09/2016 | Ignite Seattle

ME postdoc Charlie Corredor delivers nanotech talk at 2016 Ignite Seattle

Corredor was one of 16 people who spoke at this spring’s Ignite Seattle event. The topic of his talk was, “Tiny Particles can Change the World.”

Mon, 06/06/2016 | College of Engineering

Alumna Sally Jewell selected as 2016 UW commencement speaker and ASLD award recipient

Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior and mechanical engineering alumna, will be the featured speaker at the UW’s Commencement exercises on Saturday, June 11. Jewell was also acknowledged by the UW with the Alumna Summa Laude Dignata award, which is the highest award the UW and the UW Alumni Association can bestow upon a graduate.

Tue, 05/31/2016 | UW Today

Tiny probe could produce big improvements in batteries and fuel cells

ME professor Jiangyu Li and colleagues have developed a tiny probe capable of reading variations in the nanoscale particles that power batteries and fuel cells. The rate at which these particles react determines how fast batteries charge and how much power they can provide. This new probe could improve understanding of electrochemical systems, thus enabling the development of higher performance batteries and fuel cells.

Wed, 04/27/2016 | UW Today

‘Walk-DMC’ aims to improve surgery outcomes for children with cerebral palsy

Children with cerebral palsy may undergo invasive surgeries — lengthening tendons, rotating bones, transferring muscles to new locations — in hopes of improving their ability to walk or move. But not all children see improvement after those operations. Kat Steele, an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering, has collaborated to develop a new quantitative assessment of motor control in children with cerebral palsy called Walk-DMC, which could help predict which patients are — or are not — likely to benefit from such aggressive treatment.

Mon, 04/18/2016 | College of Engineering

ME faculty and student receive 2016 College of Engineering Awards

Kat M. Steele, Eric Seibel, Mark Jankauski are recipients of the 2016 College of Engineering awards! These awards acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of the college’s teaching and research assistants, staff and faculty members. Kat and Eric received the Junior Faculty Award and Faculty Research Award, respectively, and Mark won the Student Teaching Award. All recipients will be honored at a ceremony on Thursday, May 12, 2016 in the HUB.

Mon, 02/01/2016 | KOMO News

UW Hyperloop team impresses billionaire Musk with "hyperloop" safety system

Congratulations to the UW Hyperloop team of University of Washington Mechanical Engineering students who won the award for most innovative safety system at the Hyperloop Transportation Technologies competition!

Fri, 01/29/2016

Professor Nick Boechler receives AFOSR Young Investigator Award!

Congratulations to Nicholas Boechler, who received the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Award for his proposal titled “Materials with Designed Nonlinearities: Enabling A New Generation of Stress Wave Transformation.”

Mon, 01/25/2016 | UW Today

New handheld, pen-sized microscope could ID cancer cells in doctor’s offices and operating rooms

Professor Jonathan Liu's lab is developing a handheld, miniature microscope that could allow surgeons to identify cancer cells in the operating room.

Sun, 01/17/2016 | Heraldnet

With new tech, scientists probe what lies beneath the Sound

Brian Polagye is a leader of a team of researchers developing two new undersea monitoring systems. Read about their latest work with Snohomish County PUD.

Sat, 07/20/2024 | UW News

Carpentry Compiler helps woodworkers design objects that they can actually make

Assistant professor Jeffrey Lipton is part of a team that created Carpentry Compiler, a digital tool that allows users to design woodworking projects and create optimized fabrication instructions based on the materials and equipment a user has available.