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Juan Carlos del Alamo

Wed, 07/13/2022 | UW Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

Effort 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.

Mohammad Malakooti

Wed, 07/13/2022 | UW Population Health Initiative

Researchers 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.

Close up of a solar-powered drone on the grass

Fri, 06/24/2022

Applying 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. 

Light sheet microscopy

Thu, 06/23/2022 | The Daily

Combining 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.

The class of 2022 at the ME graduation.

Wed, 06/22/2022

Celebrating our 2022 graduates

The 2022 ME graduation celebration included speakers and student awards.

Cyclists on the street

Fri, 06/17/2022 | Discover Magazine

The 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.

Mehmet Kurt

Fri, 06/17/2022

Mehmet 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.

UW engineer Melanie Anderson carefully threads a moth antenna onto a circuit. The hair-like wires slide perfectly into the hollow tube of the antenna.

Mon, 06/13/2022 | OPB News

Machine uses moth antennae to smell

UW postdoctoral scholar and mechanical engineer Melanie Anderson’s work is featured in this story about a drone that uses live insect antennae to pick up scents.  

Lungs illustration showing how infectious particles spread

Mon, 06/13/2022 | The Seattle Times

How infectious particles spread

ME Research Associate Professor Igor Novosselov shared his expertise in aerosol science with The Seattle Times in an article about choirs returning to perform.

Three students working on a mechanical fixture project together

Mon, 06/13/2022

ME undergraduates work to solve real-world problems

Undergraduate students showcased a range of projects during the inaugural Mechanical Engineering Capstone Expo

Abstract image of network

Mon, 06/13/2022

AI for engineering

The AI Institute in Dynamic Systems isn’t quite a year old, but its directors are already laying the groundwork to transform engineering education and, ultimately, the field.

EIH students pitch to sponsors at Spring Symposium

Mon, 06/06/2022 | UW Engineering Innovation in Health

Students present health innovation projects

Engineering Innovation in Health students recently presented to health leaders and innovators at the 2022 Spring Symposium.

Collage of awardees's faces

Mon, 06/06/2022

ME faculty honored with student-nominated FACET Awards

Students recognized six ME faculty members with Faculty Appreciation for Career Education & Training Awards.

Group photo of the CathConnect team winners

Tue, 05/31/2022 | UW Foster Blog

ME students win startup awards

Congrats to EIH teams CathConnect and inSTENT Connection for their awards at the 2022 Dempsey Startup Competition.

Group of students standing with a car with logos on it

Fri, 05/27/2022 | UW News

EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

With EcoCAR, which just wrapped up the last year of its four-year challenge, UW students rebuilt a car and experienced post-COVID camaraderie under the hood of a hybrid vehicle.

Abby Simcox on Wheel of Fortune

Tue, 05/03/2022

ME undergrad competes on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Abby Simcox represented the UW in March for College Week 2022 on the word puzzle game show.

Two scientists in a lab wearing PPE

Thu, 04/28/2022 | UW NanoES

ME faculty receive nanotech awards

Congrats to Ayokunle Olanrewaju and Aniruddh Vashisth for receiving Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure seed grants from the Institute for Nano-engineered Systems.

Xu Chen headshot

Wed, 04/27/2022 | Cision PR Newswire

Xu Chen receives SME award

ME’s Xu Chen has received a 2022 Sandra L. Bouckley Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

Aniruddh Vashisth

Fri, 04/22/2022 | UW News

Making Earth-friendly electronics

ME’s Aniruddh Vashisth and other UW Engineering researchers discuss their innovative methods to design and manufacture sustainable electronics.

Researcher working on an electronic equipment

Tue, 04/19/2022 | The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

3D cancer imaging

The latest issue of ME Magazine features ME Professor Jon Liu and team’s research to improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer.


Mon, 04/18/2022

Bubbles for toughness

UW researchers collaborate to investigate and advance nanofoams, a new tiny but mighty material.

Kilometer-Scale Space Structures concept

Tue, 04/12/2022 | Carnegie Mellon University

Folding space structures

UW and Carnegie Mellon researchers use NASA funding to advance foldable structures that fit into a tiny compartment for launch and expand into super-structures in outer space.

Headshot of Mehmet Kurt

Mon, 04/11/2022 | National Science Foundation

Mehmet Kurt receives NSF CAREER award

ME Assistant Professor Mehmet Kurt has received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award for his research on nonlinear resonances of highly damped, soft materials.

Photos of four UW professors

Mon, 03/28/2022 | College of Engineering

Learning outcomes

ME's Brian Polagye and other engineering instructors share what they've discovered from more than a year of remote teaching.

An illustration of doctors performing surgery

Wed, 03/23/2022 | Newswise

Using sound waves to break up kidney stones

An innovative technique called burst wave lithotripsy developed by researchers, including ME Associate Professor Michael Bailey, may provide an effective, more accessible alternative for noninvasive treatment of kidney stones, according to initial human studies.