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UW Mechanical engineers push the boundaries of what is physically possible to produce safer, cheaper, and more efficient mechanical systems. Our research touches all disciplines of science and engineering.
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ME alum Michael Wierusz has been selected as an Allen Distinguished Educator by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. The Foundation supports pioneering approaches to engineering and entrepreneurship education. Mike was selected for his launch of the Sustainability Engineering Design program for the Northshore School District, where he teaches high school and has also developed an International Baccalaureate high school design course. You can read more about his work here: http://thisisthefuture.org. Go, Mike!
Associate Professor Nate Sniadecki and his team from the Cell Biomechanics Lab are collaborating with UW Emergency Medicine to develop a small, plastic-and-silicon card to rapidly detect blood-clotting deficiency. Immediate test results on clotting ability are vital to successfully treating people who have sustained severe injuries.
ME Professor and PACCAR Professor of Engineering Jim Riley has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his contributions in analysis, modeling, and computations of transitioning and turbulent phenomena. Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Congratulations to Professor Riley!
A team led by ME Research Professor Eric Seibel is developing a low-cost device that could help pathologists diagnose pancreatic cancer earlier and faster. The team presented its initial results this month at the SPIE Photonics West conference and recently filed a patent for this first-generation device and future technology advancements.