Research

Research centers

Boeing Advanced Research Center »

The Boeing Advanced Research Center (BARC) is a partnership between Boeing and the University of Washington, housed within the department of Mechanical Engineering. It provides the opportunity for students, UW faculty, and Boeing engineers to collaborate on research and education related to the manufacture of aircraft and spacecraft.

Faculty: Ashis Banerjee, Steve Brunton, Santosh Devasia, Joseph Garbini, Per Reinhall

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Center for Limb Loss and MoBility »

The Center for Limb Loss and MoBility (CLiMB) within the VA Puget Sound Health Care System proudly partners with the University of Washington and the Department of Mechanical Engineering to enable students and faculty the opportunity to carry out biomechanics research that aims to preserve and enhance the mobility of veterans and others with lower limb musculoskeletal impairment or limb loss.

Faculty: Patrick Aubin, Joseph Iaquinto, Glenn Klute, William Ledoux, Eric Rombokas

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Center for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures »

The Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures (AMTAS) is a consortium of academic institutions, aerospace companies, and government agencies. AMTAS seeks solutions to problems associated with existing, near-, and long-term applications of composites and advanced materials for large transport commercial aircraft.

Faculty: Ashley Emery, Brian Fabien, Ramulu Mamidala, Minoru Taya, Mark Tuttle

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Center for Intelligent Materials and Systems »

The Center for Intelligent Materials and Systems (CIMS) is a partnership between the College of Engineering and the Department of Botany. CIMS investigates the design of actuator materials, actuators, and bio-inspired design of intelligent materials and systems.

Faculty: Minoru Taya

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Pacific Marine Energy Center  »

The Pacific Marine Energy Center (PMEC) is a consortium of three universities - the University of Washington, Oregon State University and University of Alaska Fairbanks - focused on the responsible advancement of marine energy. Researchers work with marine energy device developers, community members, ocean users, federal and state regulators and government officials to address key challenges of wave, tidal, in-river energy and offshore wind technologies.

Faculty: Alberto Aliseda, Steve Brunton, Peter Dahl, Brian Fabien, Brian Polagye, James Riley, Andy Stewart

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