UW Engineering Departments at a Glance

William E. Boeing Department of
Aeronautics & Astronautics »
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Office: 211 Guggenheim Hall (map), (206) 543-1950
Chair:Anthony Waas
Degrees:Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Master of Aerospace Engineering, PhD
Intro:Designs, develops, tests, and produces aircraft, missiles, spacecraft and satellites. Subjects include aerodynamics, aircraft and spacecraft design, flight dynamics and controls, structural analysis and design, and aircraft and spacecraft propulsion.
Bioengineering »Facebook icon  LinkedIn icon  YouTube icon  BioE Fact Sheet (PDF)
Office: 107 W.H. Foege Bioengineering Building (map), (206) 685-2000
Cecilia Giachelli
Degrees:Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Master of Pharmaceutical Engineering, PhD
Intro:Invents the future of healthcare. Subjects include tissue engineering, drug delivery, engineered biomaterials, point-of-care diagnostics, medical imaging, nanotechnology, molecular biomechanics, microfluidics, regulation of muscle contraction, host response to implants, nanoparticles, therapeutic ultrasound, surface analysis, gene delivery systems, biosystem modeling, computational simulation, and global health.
Chemical Engineering »Facebook icon  YouTube icon
Office: 105 Benson Hall (map), (206) 543-2250
Chair:François Baneyx
Degrees:Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, PhD
Intro:Transforms raw materials into useful products. Subjects include petroleum, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, environmental engineering, consumer products, biotechnology, electronic materials, nuclear chemical engineering, polymers, composites, colloids, and interfaces.
Civil & Environmental Engineering » Facebook icon  LinkedIn icon  YouTube icon  CEE Fact Sheet (PDF)
Office: 201 More Hall (map), (206) 543-2390
Chair:Greg Miller
Degrees:Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, PhD
Intro:Plans, designs, constructs and manages facilities such as airports, buildings, bridges, dams, water, and sewage systems. Subjects include structures, transportation, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, construction, and water resources, hydrology and hydraulic systems.
Computer Science & Engineering »Facebook icon  Twitter icon  LinkedIn icon  YouTube icon
Office: AC101 Paul G. Allen Center (map), (206) 543-1695
Chair:Hank Levy
Degrees:Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Master of Science, PhD
Intro:Designs and implements both hardware and software computer systems. Subjects include ubiquitous computing and embedded systems; networking; operating systems; databases and data mining; software engineering; graphics, vision and animation; artificial intelligence and robotics; computational biology; and technology in education.
Electrical Engineering »Facebook icon  YouTube icon
Office: AE100R Paul G. Allen Center (map), (206) 221-5270
Chair:Radha Poovendran
Degrees:Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, PhD
Intro:Designs, produces, and operates devices and systems that use electric and electromagnetic energy for sensing, processing, visualizing and use of information. Subjects include circuits, systems and controls (robotics); signal and image processing; electronics, electronic devices, and photonics; computers; energy systems; electromagnetics and optics.
Human Centered Design & Engineering »Facebook icon  Twitter icon  LinkedIn icon  YouTube icon HCDE Fact Sheet (PDF)
Office: 428 Sieg Hall (map), (206) 543-2567
Chair:David W. McDonald
Degrees:Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, PhD
Intro:HCDE faculty and students are advancing design knowledge by using innovative techniques to study human activity and then translating that knowledge into meaningful information and system designs.
Industrial & Systems Engineering »  YouTube icon
Office: G10 Mechanical Engineering Building (map), (206) 543-1427
Chair:Linda Boyle
Degrees:Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, PhD
Intro: Focuses on the integration of humans, machines, materials, and information to design, implement and manage integrated production and service delivery systems to achieve optimum performance. Subjects include system productivity improvement, experiment design, linear and stochastic optimization, modeling, statistical quality control, reliability, simulation, human factors and ergonomics, scheduling and inventory control, and supply chain management.
Materials Science & Engineering »Facebook icon  LinkedIn icon  YouTube icon  MSE Fact Sheet (PDF)
Office: 302 Roberts Hall (map), (206) 543-2600
Chair:Alex Jen
Degrees:Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, PhD
Intro:Develops new materials, process methods, equipment, and material uses. Subjects include biomimetics and biomaterials; ceramic properties; composite materials; electronic, optical and magnetic materials; materials characterization, chemistry, modelling; metals & alloys; and polymers.
Mechanical Engineering »Facebook icon  LinkedIn icon  YouTube icon ME Fact Sheet (PDF)
Office: 143 Mechanical Engineering Building (map), (206) 543-5090
Chair:Per Reinhall
Degrees:Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, PhD
Intro:Design and manufacturing of mechanical devices and systems. Subjects include conversion of thermal, chemical, solar, and wind energies into mechanical energy through engines and other power plants; design and manufacturing processes, especially as applied to transportation systems (airplanes, automobiles, trucks, etc); application of engineering principles to the study of biological systems; ultra-high precision system dynamics and control; and analytical numerical, and experimental fluid and structural analysis.

Affiliated Programs

Bioresource Science & Engineering »
students doing research by creek
Office: School of Forest Resources
116/130 Anderson Hall (map), (206) 543-7081
Director: Tom DeLuca
Degrees:Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, PhD (School of Forest Resources)
Intro:Production of materials, fuels, and chemicals from renewable natural resources. Applies natural products chemistry, chemical processing, and material science to the many uses of natural products and fiber based materials, including paper and biofuels manufacturing. Subjects include natural products chemistry, biorefinery operations, papermaking, bioresource engineering, and bioresource design.