Thu, 01/24/2019 | DrBicuspid.comOptical pH measurement system could detect caries risk
Researchers developed a pH-sensing device that can alert the dentist about a patient's vulnerability to dental decay.
Wed, 01/16/2019 | UW NewsThree awards from US Energy Department to fuel UW solar cell research
ME associate professor Devin MacKenzie’s project on perovskite manufacturing using roll-to-roll processing techniques was awarded nearly $200,000 by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office.
Wed, 01/09/2019Mechanical engineers in health care
Three alumni working in health care reflect on their career pathways and share advice for current students interested in this ever-growing field.
Fri, 01/04/2019 | The Seattle TimesPat Shanahan, Trump’s pick for acting defense secretary, honed leadership style at UW and Boeing
ME alumnus Pat Shanahan is the new acting defense secretary.
Fri, 12/14/2018 | UW NewsUnderwater sensors for monitoring sea life (and where to find them)
ME researchers have created an underwater mechanical eye called an Adaptable Monitoring Package, or AMP. Using a combination of sensors, it watches animals and records their activity when they pass by renewable energy sites.
Wed, 12/12/2018 | UW NewsResearchers create first sensor package that can ride aboard bees
Farmers can already use drones to soar over huge fields and monitor temperature, humidity or crop health, but drone use is limited by the power the devices need. Now, UW engineers have created a sensing system that is small enough to ride aboard a bumblebee.
Tue, 12/04/2018 | The Seattle TimesHow do you shush a bridge?
ME researchers trying to tame noisy Highway 520 across Lake Washington.
Thu, 11/08/2018 | UW BioengineeringLaunching heart-on-a-chip into space
ME associate professor Nathan Sniadecki is working with UW Bioengineering and Pathology researchers to better understand the effects of space flight on human health. The team has received a $3.2 million NIH-CASIS grant to launch heart tissue-on-a-chip into space to study the effect of microgravity on tissue function.
Wed, 11/07/2018 | Clean Energy InstituteRevolutionary printer for sustainable electronics comes to Washington Clean Energy Testbeds
ME associate professor J. Devin MacKenzie will install world’s first roll-to-roll inkjet printer for sub-micron features, and use it to develop cheap, sustainable alternative to rare-earth materials used in solar panels, displays, and touchscreens.
Thu, 10/11/2018 | ITHSEIH wins Great Team Science contest
Engineering Innovation in Health has been recognized nationally as a winner of the Great Team Science contest.
Tue, 10/09/2018 | UW NewsResearchers develop 3-D printed objects that can track and store how they are used
Engineers at UW have developed 3-D printed devices that can track and store their own use without using batteries or electronics.
Mon, 10/08/2018Welcome new faculty
Join us in welcoming new faculty to the ME department and congratulating current faculty on their recent promotions.
Wed, 09/19/2018 | HeraldNetEngineering Week introduces fifth graders to engineering
54 fifth-grade students from the Marysville Cooperative Education Partnership at Marshall Elementary stayed at UW for a week and learned about engineering.
Wed, 09/19/2018 | The New York TimesVirtual reality therapy for common phobias
ME research scientist Hunter Hoffman was featured on The New York Times for his VR therapy called Spider World.
Tue, 09/11/2018ME grad student wins UW Dissertation Award
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, 09/10/2018Summer successes
Congrats to ME student teams for bringing home awards from this summer’s competitions!
Thu, 08/16/2018Husky Robotics takes 4th
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 MagazineA study in persistence
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 InstituteStartup Wins Federal Grant to Develop Battery Materials at Washington Clean Energy Testbeds
The advanced materials startup will use Small Business Technology Transfer funds to develop battery materials at the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds.
Mon, 07/30/2018Fighting cancer with mechanical engineering
ME faculty are developing devices and technologies to better detect and treat cancer.
Mon, 07/23/2018 | GeekWireUW Hyperloop among “top 4”at SpaceX competition
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, 07/18/2018HuskyADAPT wins Ford award for adaptable toy technology
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, 07/06/2018Paper selected as "editor's pick"
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, 06/25/2018UW Formula Motorsports takes 3rd place at competition
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!