News & Events


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.
Wed, 08/08/2018 | Clean Energy Institute
The advanced materials startup will use Small Business Technology Transfer funds to develop battery materials at the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds.
Thu, 08/02/2018 | ASME
Wireless, insect-sized robot featured by ASME.
Mon, 07/30/2018
ME faculty are developing devices and technologies to better detect and treat cancer.
Mon, 07/23/2018 | GeekWire
Congratulations to the UW Hyperloop team for placing among the top four teams at this summer’s Hyperloop Pod Competition at SpaceX headquarters! First, second and third place all went to European teams, making the UW team the top team from the U.S. UW Hyperloop also received an innovation award for using cold gas thrusters to propel their pod. Great work, team!
Wed, 07/18/2018
The student team HuskyADAPT, in partnership with the UW Taskar Center for Accessible Technology and Provail Therapy Center, has been named one of ten winners of this year’s Ford College Community Challenge! They will use their $25,000 award to develop an adapted toy lending library in Seattle that will provide families and caregivers of children with disabilities access to modified toys and related equipment.
Fri, 07/06/2018

The paper by Ben Strom, Noah Johnson and Brian Polagye of the UW's Pacific Marine Energy Center on vertical-axis turbines has been selected as an "editor's pick" by the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. Read a summary of their work in Physics Today.

Mon, 06/25/2018

Congratulations to the UW Formula Motorsports team for placing 3rd and picking up several additional awards at this year's Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) competition in Lincoln, Nebraska!

In addition to its 3rd place overall win, the UW team scored highly in several subcategories: 1st in endurance, 2nd in engineering design and 3rd in business presentation, and was the runner-up for the Cummins Innovative Design Award.

While the team has achieved great success with combustion vehicles at competitions in previous years, this was the first year it focused solely on electric. Great work – Go Dawgs!

Mon, 06/18/2018 | Department of Mechanical Engineering
At this year's ME graduation ceremony, in addition to awarding nearly 135 bachelor's degrees, 115 master's and 15 doctoral degrees, the department honored ME grads from the Class of '68 in a 50-year reunion.
Tue, 06/12/2018 | Department of Mechanical Engineering
In this novel course, Boeing engineers and Mechanical Engineering faculty partner to teach students how to design commercial airplanes.
Sat, 06/02/2018 | GeekWire
For SpaceX’s third university Hyperloop competition, the three dozen student engineers and entrepreneurs on the University of Washington’s pod-racing team have reworked the design for their vehicle from the ground up.
Sat, 05/26/2018 | Department of Mechanical Engineering
A 2018 UW Engineering Diamond Award recipient, alumna Tami Bond has pioneered efforts to better understand black carbon’s environmental impact.
Thu, 05/17/2018 | The Economist
Drones are getting ever smaller. The latest is the first insect-sized robot to take to the air without a tether delivering its power.
Tue, 05/15/2018 | UW News
Insect-sized flying robots could help with tasks like surveying crop growth or sniffing out gas leaks. But current flying robo-insects are still tethered to the ground because of heavy electronics they need. ME doctoral students, ME Assistant Professor Sawyer Fuller and CSE Associate Professor Shyam Gollakota have for the first time cut the cord and added a brain, allowing their RoboFly to take its first independent flaps.
Mon, 05/14/2018
Driven by students, HuskyADAPT is teaching the UW community how to modify toys for kids with disabilities.
Fri, 05/11/2018 | BioOptics World
A team of researchers in UW ME and the Barrow Neurological Institute used a scanning fiber endoscope to detect the fluorescent glow produced by adding the pro-drug 5-ALA to experimental models of malignant brain tumors. BioOptics World highlighted work by Eric Seibel, professor in ME, and Leonard Nelson, affiliate professor in Human Photonics Laboratory. "The combination of high sensitivity and long viewing time of the fluorescently labeled cancer should allow the guidance necessary for more complete tumor margin cleanup," say Seibel and Nelson.
Tue, 04/17/2018 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Congratulations to the ME faculty, students and staff members who received 2018 College of Engineering Awards:

  • Junior Faculty Award: Steven Brunton
  • Faculty Research Award: James Riley
  • Student Teaching Award: Soyoung Kim
  • Classified Staff Award: Kendra Burdett
  • Team Award: Engineering Innovation in Health teaching team — Jonathan Liu, Jonathan Posner, Eric Seibel and Kat Steele

The College of Engineering Awards acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of the college’s teaching and research assistants, staff and faculty members. Award recipients and nominees will be honored at a college-wide reception on Thursday, May 24, 2018.