Thu, 03/02/2017 | GeekWireAffordable EpiPen alternatives, and helping kids walk: Highlights from the UW health innovation challenge
GeekWire covered the 2017 Health Innovation Challenge and interviewed the winners, including the two projects that started out in ME's Engineering Innovation in Medicine program. They spoke with both EpiForAll, which took first place, and PlayGait, which took third, about their plans for the future.
Thu, 03/02/2017 | Department of Mechanical EngineeringME student teams win big at the 2017 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge
EpiForAll and PlayGait, two student teams that originated in ME's Engineering Innovation in Health program, placed first and third in the 2017 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge! Two additional Engineering Innovation in Health teams, ACBI and Quinton PHSH, received "Judges Also Really Liked” awards.
Thu, 02/16/2017 | UW TodayNew clean energy facility accelerates testing of cleantech innovations and launching of companies
The Clean Energy Institute opened a new facility, the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, on Feb. 16. The Testbeds will increase the rate at which breakthrough science and engineering discoveries turn into market-adopted clean energy technologies. Professor J. Devin MacKenzie will lead the Testbed facility.
Tue, 02/14/2017 | The Seattle TimesA University of Washington team of students came in fourth in the nation last month in a California competition to build the transportation system of the future
The UWashington Hyperloop team placed 4th in the nation and 6th in the world at the January leg of the competition, which focused on safety, design and scalability. The team is already gearing up for the next round of the competition, set to take place this summer.
Fri, 02/10/2017 | UW TodayLaser-based camera developed at UW improves view of the carotid artery to assess stroke and heart attack risk
A unique application of a medical camera, developed by ME research professor Eric Seibel, could help physicians know who is at risk for a stroke or heart attack by providing a better view of potential problem areas. Seibel originally designed the scanning fiber endoscope for early cancer detection, and University of Michigan researchers have now used it to acquire high-quality images of possible stroke-causing regions of the carotid artery.
Wed, 02/01/2017 | Seattle Business MagazineRock Stars: UW researchers take a whack at kidney stone disease
ME Associate Professor Michael Bailey’s research on kidney stone management was featured in the February issue of Seattle Business Magazine. Bailey’s research at the Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound investigates the use of ultrasonic sound waves to fragment and expel kidney stones safely and without anesthesia.
Mon, 01/30/2017 | Department of Mechanical EngineeringWelcome Corie L. Cobb to ME faculty
Corie L. Cobb joined the College of Engineering through a Washington Research Foundation Professorship in Clean Energy and a joint position in ME and the Clean Energy Institute. She came to the UW from Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Inc. where she led research projects on advanced manufacturing technologies for solar cells, batteries and high strength and toughness materials.
Tue, 01/24/2017 | The DailyPod People: UW Hyperloop revs engines for SpaceX
The Daily covered UW Hyperloop’s unveiling of the pod they will race on the SpaceX Hyperloop track. Hyperloop, a concept proposed by Elon Musk, uses a series of tubes to transport high-speed pods in an attempt to revolutionize transportation.
Tue, 01/17/2017 | Department of Mechanical EngineeringDayong Gao honored with Origincell Endowed Professorship, elected as President of the Society for Cryobiology
Professor Dayong Gao has been honored with an endowed professorship by Origincell, a Chinese company based in Shanghai that offers human cell collecting and storage services. Gao was also elected as President of the Society for Cryobiology, which aims to bring together researchers who share the goal of applying scientific research of low temperature biology and medicine for the benefit of mankind.
Tue, 01/10/2017 | Department of Mechanical EngineeringPassion never rests: Fethya Ibrahim’s journey through mechanical engineering
First in her family to attend college, senior Fethya Ibrahim is making the most of her time at the UW. Learn about why — thanks to her experiences in ME’s Cell Biomechanics Lab and in the Machine Shop — she decided to pursue a degree in ME.
Wed, 01/04/2017 | Department of Mechanical EngineeringHonoring Frank Alberti, ’44, for supporting ME’s advancements in engineering and health
Three students traveled to Lacey, WA, to present their Engineering Innovation in Health (EIH) projects to Frank Alberti, ’44. A longtime friend of the department, Alberti had recently made a major commitment to support ME’s advancements in engineering and health.
Tue, 01/03/2017 | Department of Mechanical EngineeringPaying it forward: David Coven on generosity in engineering
ME senior David Coven shared why he chose to study engineering and how he finds opportunities to practice compassion and generosity — two of his guiding values — everyday on campus.
Thu, 12/29/2016 | Department of Mechanical EngineeringCookstove update: ME/BURN Manufacturing cookstoves rolling off production line in Kenya
Designed by UW mechanical engineers and Vashon Island’s BURN Design Lab, the Kuniokoa cookstove is now in production in BURN’s Kenyan factory.
Sun, 12/25/2016 | The Seattle TimesSeattle to Portland in 15 minutes? UW students competing to build 700 mph hyperloop
The Seattle Times explains how UW engineering students are finalizing their pod for the Space X sponsored Hyperloop competition. UW Hyperloop is one of thirty finalist teams, selected from 1,200 initial entries. They will send their prototype pod down the mile-long Hyperloop test track in January
Fri, 12/16/2016 | Department of Mechanical EngineeringEngineering students and volunteers hack toys for kids with disabilities
The 2016 Holiday Toy Hack brought together UW students, faculty and community members to adapt toys for children with disabilities. The event was led by the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Bioengineering Outreach, Mechanical Engineering’s Ability & Innovation Lab, and AccessEngineering.
Tue, 12/13/2016 | Department of Mechanical EngineeringStudent research spotlight: Bradley Wachter
ME senior Bradley Wachter has been working in the ME Ability & Innovation Lab to design body-powered orthoses to enrich the lives of those who depend on them. He was featured in “Helping the body heal, feel and move again,” a multimedia story about 10-year-old Jayna Doll. Here, Bradley speaks about his UW experiences and why he’s studying ME.
Tue, 12/06/2016 | Department of Mechanical EngineeringEmpowering possibility through innovation
For over 15 years, ME has partnered with the Seattle VA’s Center for Limb Loss Prevention & Prosthetic Engineering. This collaboration has resulted in hands-on research opportunities for more than 50 ME students and has helped propel UW biomechanics research in new directions.
Mon, 11/28/2016 | Department of Mechanical EngineeringSparking innovation through JikoPower
ME students have developed a generator that converts heat energy from fires into electricity to charge phones. The team won the Environmental Innovation Challenge in 2015, the Business Plan Competition in 2016, and now they aim to take their product, the JikoPower Spark, to market.
Wed, 11/23/2016 | Cambridge University PressME professor publishes new book on bioinspired actuators and sensors
Congrats to ME professor Minoru Taya on the publication of his latest book, Bionspired Actuators and Sensors, out this fall from Cambridge University Press! Co-written with researchers in the biological sciences, including UW Biology professor Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh, this is the first book to integrate sensor and actuator technology with bioinspired design. It explores how researchers apply principles of natural actuation and sensing mechanisms to the synthetic design of smart materials and devices.
Fri, 11/04/2016 | Department of Mechanical EngineeringResearch team receives $1.5 Million NSF NRI Grant to explore nanorobotics design for cancer diagnosis and treatment
Nabtesco Endowed Professor Minoru Taya's team will explore nanorobotics design based on magnetically-active helices for cancer diagnosis and treatment through a new $1.5 million Nano Robotics Initiative grant from the National Science Foundation.
Wed, 11/02/2016 | Department of Mechanical EngineeringUndersea, undaunted: A naval engineer’s journey begins with mechanical engineering
An alumnus who aligned his passions for diving and oceanography with mechanical engineering, Glenn Piper, '80, spoke with ME about the value of hands-on learning.
Fri, 10/28/2016 | The DailyUW Formula: Driven by passion
The Daily profiled ME’s Formula Motorsports team, describing the passion that motivates these students to create race cars from scratch every year. This year, Formula will be crafting both an electric and a combustion race car to bring to the US and international competitions in summer.
Tue, 10/25/2016 | GeekWireSeattle startup JikoPower hopes Kickstarter lights a funding fire under its heat-powered generator
JikoPower, a UW startup that includes current and former ME students, developed the Spark to provide a reliable source of power to areas that lack electricity. The Spark is a thermoelectric generator that captures and converts excess heat from campfires or stoves into electricity, which can then be used to charge mobile phones or power lights. After received the $25,000 grand prize at the Buerk Business Plan Competition, JikoPower is now on its way to raising another $50,000 via Kickstarter to mass produce the Spark.
Fri, 10/21/2016 | Clean Energy InstituteTwo ME projects awarded Clean Energy Institute Student Training & Exploration Grants
Two ME projects were among the six projects to receive grants from the Clean Energy Institute as part of the Student Training & Exploration Grant Program. This program was developed to encourage high-risk/high-reward research by Ph.D students and postdoctoral researchers. The awardees are Professor Jiangyu Li’s project, “Correlating microstructural evolution with device performance of perovskite solar cells via in-operando scanning probing microscopy” and Associate Professor Devin MacKenzie’s project, “Scalable tandem photovoltaics enabled by a novel top-contactless hybrid perovskite cell architecture achievable with self-aligned lithography-free processing.”
Sun, 10/16/2016Helping the body heal, feel and move again
From the Ability & Innovation Lab to the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, the College of Engineering is innovating novel devices to help people of all abilities live out their dreams.