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Three men holding a giant check award

Fri, 04/07/2023 | UW Foster School of Business

2023 environmental innovation challenge winners

PurePlast, a team including ME students, won second-place in the competition.

Ben Hempstead

Tue, 03/28/2023

Meet Ben Hempstead

The ME alum reflects on his time at the UW, his career and his role on the department’s Executive Advisory Board.

Dayong Gao

Mon, 03/27/2023 | Forbes

The spring of crybiology

Dayong Gao, the ORIGINCELL Endowed Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, as well as alumni Shen Ren and Zhiquan (Andy) Shu, are interviewed about their research.

Dayong Gao

Mon, 03/27/2023

Dayong Gao elected ISBER President

The International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) addresses issues for biobanks and biorepositories.

Ayokunle Olanrewaju headshot

Tue, 03/21/2023 | UW Engineered Living Systems

Creating materials for sustainable built environments

Assistant Professor Ayokunle Olánrewájú is a collaborator in an NSF-funded project that will combine engineered microorganisms with 3D printing to create materials for sustainable built environments.

Collage of ThermoTape trials. Left: Two researchers testing ThermoTape on a participant. Right: Close-up of study participant's arms with medical tape on both sides.

Mon, 03/20/2023

Engineering a better medical tape

Ph.D. student Shawn Swanson recently led a clinical trial for ThermoTape, a medical adhesive that becomes less sticky when time for removal.

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, 03/13/2023

Quieting a bridge

ME researchers found a solution to mitigating the noise caused by the SR 520 floating bridge’s expansion joints.

Portrait of Raymond Haug

Fri, 03/10/2023 | University of Washington Magazine

ME student soars

After addiction and prison, Raymond Haug transformed his life and found a calling in mechanical engineering.

Michelle DiBenedetto

Thu, 03/09/2023

Michelle DiBenedetto receives NSF CAREER Award

The ME assistant professor received the award to support her research about the fluid dynamics of microplastics at the ocean surface.

Woman adjusting wires connected to an IV bag

Wed, 03/08/2023 | UW ECE News

IV fluid monitor developed

An EIH project that involved ME students and faculty engineered a low-cost, accessible and highly accurate IV fluid monitor.

Group photo of winning team holding prize large check

Wed, 03/08/2023 | UW Foster Blog

ME wins big at 2023 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge

Learn about the winning student teams, including second-place ME team AMOR (Advanced Multi-Organ Regeneration).

Collage of winning teams of the 2023 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge

Wed, 03/08/2023 | GeekWire

ME teams win awards at health competition

A GeekWire story about the 2023 Hollomon Health Innovation Competition mentions winning teams with ME students.

Two women talking to each other plus collage of student finalist teams selected for the 2023 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge

Fri, 03/03/2023 | UW Foster School of Business

ME finalists compete in health innovation competition

At the UW's 2023 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge, finalist teams that competed included 8 teams with ME students.

Jenny Robinson

Tue, 02/21/2023

Welcome new faculty member

Assistant Professor Jenny Robinson builds tissue models to better understand how cells respond to changing environments.

Headshots of three people

Mon, 02/13/2023

New course aims to help students succeed as researchers

Graduate students share their research interests and their experience taking ME’s new course “Entering Research.”

Jenny Robinson

Tue, 01/31/2023 | UW Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

Meet Jenny Robinson

Meet Jenny Robinson, Ph.D., new assistant professor of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and Mechanical Engineering.

Steve Chisholm

Tue, 01/24/2023 | UW College of Engineering

ME alum receives 2023 Diamond Award

Steve Chisholm (B.S.,'86) received a 2023 Diamond Award from the College of Engineering.

Ramulu Mamidala and Garrett Kelley

Mon, 01/23/2023

ME research wins Best Paper Award

Ph.D. student Garrett Kelley and Professor Ramulu Mamidala researched the setup for manufacturing 3D-printed parts.

Close up of tiny sensors on quarter

Tue, 01/17/2023

A new sensing system for tiny flying robots

ME researchers created a sensing system that enables 10-mg aerial robots to control their flight.

Metal objects on a table. There are two tubes and also two other hexagonal shapes.

Thu, 01/12/2023 | The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Researchers destroy "forever chemicals"

Researchers led by Igor Novosselov, ME research associate professor, created a reactor that can break down "forever chemicals" into harmless byproducts.

Book cover of Foot and Ankle Biomechanics

Thu, 01/12/2023 | Elsevier

New book about foot and ankle biomechanics

ME Affiliate Professor William Ledoux co-edited a recently published book that covers the anatomy, measurement and function of the foot and ankle.

Three tiny black electronic components on a fingertip

Thu, 12/22/2022 | IEEE Spectrum

Autonomous flight for tiny robots

A team led by ME Assistant Professor Sawyer Fuller has put together the necessary sensing hardware to enable stable, autonomous flight for tiny robots.

A palm-sized 30-g quad-rotor

Thu, 12/22/2022 | Springer Nature

Fruit-fly inspired robots hold steady

ME researchers created a sensing system that can help stabilize tiny flying devices.

Dr. Ashis Banerjee

Thu, 12/22/2022 | The National Digest

The benefits of automation

ME and ISE Associate Professor Ashis Banerjee shares how automation can help forecast supply chain movement and improve workplace health.

Woman explaining data on a computer to two male students

Tue, 12/20/2022 | UW College of Engineering

Preparing tomorrow’s clean energy leaders

A story about a multi-disciplinary course that trains students across the scales of clean energy includes ME graduate student Malia Steward.