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Research areas

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Advanced materials and manufacturing

ME is helping to advance materials and manufacturing and strengthen the innovation ecosystem in the State of Washington and the nation.

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Data science and machine learning

From medical device development to alternative energy research to improving and advancing manufacturing processes, researchers across ME are expanding future applications of machine learning.

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Energy and environment

ME is helping to advance the adoption of a clean energy future by developing next generation marine, solar and wind energy and electrical energy storage materials, devices and systems, as well as their integration with the grid.

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Our programs and partnerships bridge boundaries between engineers and health-care practitioners by integrating research, student projects, clinical practice and commercialization to train leaders in health-care innovation.

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Mechatronics and robotics

Mechatronics researchers in ME are engaged in an array of groundbreaking projects at the intersections of mechanics, electronics and computing.

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ME is advancing high-impact fluids research across a wide swath of areas including human health, advanced manufacturing, robotics, machine learning, transportation, clean energy and the environment.