Thu, 10/20/2022 | Springer NatureInsects offer inspiration for robot advances
Assistant Professor Sawyer Fuller is featured in a story about how insects give researchers inspiration for micro-robot advances.
Mon, 10/17/2022 | OPB NewsResearchers find new way to destroy forever chemicals
ME Research Associate Professor Igor Novosselov shares how the reactor works and the implications it can have for the future.
Mon, 10/17/2022Student clubs win big
Student clubs involving ME students recently won awards at in-person competitions.
Thu, 09/22/2022Planning for the next generation of composites
A meeting for the planned Center for Data-driven High-rate Composites Manufacturing brought together UW researchers and industry representatives to discuss the future of composites manufacturing.
Mon, 09/19/2022 | UW NewsME researchers develop a reactor that can destroy ‘forever chemicals’
Researchers created a reactor that can completely break down hard-to-destroy chemicals using “supercritical water."
Thu, 09/15/2022 | UW NanoESA new framework for manufacturing next-gen materials
ME alum Elizabeth Rasmussen, Research Associate Professor Igor Novosselov and Professor John Kramlich have developed a new method to quickly, cheaply and sustainably synthesize metal-organic frameworks.
Wed, 09/07/2022 | OPB NewsUW researchers give assembly line robots a helping hand
UW researchers, including ME Assistant Professor Jeffrey Lipton, developed a new way to design and 3D print robotic grippers customized to pick up an array of different shaped objects.
Tue, 09/06/2022Taking steps toward supporting mobility in cerebral palsy
Ph.D. student Alyssa Spomer is exploring how a robotic exoskeleton device paired with real-time feedback can enhance rehabilitation therapy for children with cerebral palsy.
Mon, 08/29/2022Light, efficient sensors recognize body and eye movement
UW ME researchers are creating sensors that can better detect human movement and can be used with a new wearable eye tracker.
Fri, 08/19/2022 | UW BioengineeringMeet the researcher: Ayokunle Olanrewaju
The ME and BioE assistant professor shares how his research addresses medical challenges in treating infectious and chronic diseases, what attracted him to UW, and more.
Mon, 08/15/2022ME faculty receive UW + Amazon Science Hub awards
Xu Chen and Jeffrey Lipton will advance AI and robotics research with new grants.
Mon, 08/15/2022 | UW WE-REACHCreating a medical tape for young patients
A team including ME Research Professor Eric Seibel, ME Affiliate Assistant Professor Len Nelson and ME graduate student Shawn Swanson have developed a medical tape that becomes "unsticky" when time for removal.
Mon, 08/08/2022Harvesting thermal energy to power wearable electronics
UW researchers, led by ME Assistant Professor Mohammad Malakooti, have developed a wearable, stretchable thermoelectric device that converts body heat to electricity.
Mon, 08/01/2022 | UW BioengineeringUW develops first successful auto-adjusting prosthetic socket
Researchers, including ME Professor Joseph Garbini, have developed the first auto-adjusting prosthetic socket.
Fri, 07/29/2022 | UW News3D printed gripper
A UW team, including ME Assistant Professor Jeffrey Lipton, has created a tool that can design a 3D-printable passive gripper and calculate the best path to pick up an object.
Fri, 07/29/2022How do microplastics behave at the ocean surface?
Postdoctoral researcher Luci Baker and Assistant Professor Michelle DiBenedetto are using fluid mechanics to research microplastics in the ocean.
Mon, 07/25/2022Meet Corey Clay
ME’s new Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer shares the experiences that led him to DEI work and efforts underway to increase representation in the department.
Thu, 07/14/2022 | GeekWireUW spinout aims to eliminate ‘forever chemicals’
GeekWire profiled Aquagga, a startup – co-founded by ME Ph.D. graduate Brian Pinkard – developing technology to break down and destroy PFAS or “forever chemicals.”
Wed, 07/13/2022 | UW Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative MedicineEffort to improve stroke risk assessment
A five-year, $2.9 million grant from NHLBI will allow researchers, including ME Professor Juan Carlos del Álamo, to study the complex factors that lead to strokes.
Wed, 07/13/2022 | UW Population Health InitiativeResearchers receive chronic disease pilot grants
Researchers including ME Assistant Professor Mohammad Malakooti received a pilot grant to develop wearable sweat sensors for smartphone-enabled diabetes monitoring.
Fri, 06/24/2022Applying insect intelligence to micro-robots
A new review paper co-written by ME Assistant Professor Sawyer Fuller makes the case for drawing inspiration from insects to create AI for autonomous micro-robots.
Thu, 06/23/2022 | The DailyCombining 3D tissue imaging and AI
Supported by an NIH grant, ME professor Jonathan Liu is co-leading work with Case Western Reserve University to better view and understand prostate cancer cells.
Wed, 06/22/2022Celebrating our 2022 graduates
The 2022 ME graduation celebration included speakers and student awards.
Fri, 06/17/2022 | Discover MagazineThe science behind helmets protecting bicyclists
ME Assistant Professor Mehmet Kurt and ME PhD student Fargol Rezayaraghi share how helmets provide protection against severe head injury and death for cyclists.
Fri, 06/17/2022Mehmet Kurt receives NSF CAREER Award
The ME Assistant Professor received an NSF CAREER Award to research the dynamics of soft, highly damped materials and engage LGBTQ+ communities.