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drawing of the FASER instrument

Wed, 03/06/2019 | UW News

FASER detector at the Large Hadron Collider to seek clues about hidden matter in the universe

A team from the Mechanical Engineering Department joins other UW researchers for the Forward Search Experiment (FASER) into dark matter.

Steve Brunton

Tue, 03/05/2019 | SIAM News

ME faculty wins SIAG/CSE Early Career Prize

ME Associate Professor Steven Brunton won the 2019 SIAM Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering Early Career Prize. The award recognizes Brunton for his significant contributions to a broad range of techniques for, and applications of, data-driven analytics, control theory, sparse sensing, and reduced order modeling.

Dale Carlson

Fri, 03/01/2019

Remembering dean and chair emeritus Dale Carlson

At the age of 94, dean and CEE chair emeritus Dale Carlson passed away. During his time at UW, Carlson served as chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering from 1971-1976 and dean of the College of Engineering from 1976 to 1980.

Shayan Oveis Gharan and Alvin Cheung

Fri, 03/01/2019 | UW News

CSE faculty win Sloan Fellowships

Shayan Oveis Gharan and Alvin Cheung, both assistant professors in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, have been awarded early-career fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The fellowships honor those early-career researchers whose achievements mark them among the next generation of scientific leaders.


Mon, 02/25/2019 | UW News

It’s all in the twist: MSE's Xu and his team create a unique platform to study quantum optical physics

MSE's Xiaodong Xu and a team of researchers have developed a new system to trap individual excitons.

The landscape surrounding a thaw bog in Alaska

Mon, 02/04/2019 | UW News

Early spring rain boosts methane from thawing permafrost by 30 percent

A University of Washington-led team has found a new reason behind increased methane emissions from a thawing permafrost bog in Alaska: Early spring rainfall warms up the bog and promotes the growth of plants and methane-producing microbes. The team showed that early precipitation in 2016 warmed the bog about three weeks earlier than usual, and increased the bog's methane emissions by 30 percent compared to previous years. These results were recently published in Geophysical Research Letters.

remote-controlled boat

Wed, 01/23/2019 | UW News

First-of-its-kind center hosts tools to analyze the effects of natural disasters

The RAPID Facility, housed at the University of Washington, offers a new way for scientists to get their hands on state-of-the-art equipment to study the effects of natural disasters.

student with mentor

Tue, 01/22/2019 | College of Engineering

From campus to career

Industry professionals help ISE undergraduates transition from student life to the working world through a unique new mentorship program.

A person standing in a laboratory holding up a small solar cell

Wed, 01/16/2019 | UW News

Three awards from US Energy Department to fuel UW solar cell research

Three teams led by University of Washington researchers have received competitive awards totaling more than $2.3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office for projects that will advance research and development in photovoltaic materials.

SecondChance interface on a smartphone

Thu, 01/10/2019 | UW News

First smartphone app to detect opioid overdose and its precursors

A team of UW researchers, including Computer Science & Engineering associate professor Shyam Gollakota, has developed a cellphone app that can detect an opioid overdose and call for help.


Thu, 01/03/2019 | College of Engineering

Meet The MILL

The new campus makerspace provides the UW community with a place to collaborate, innovate and create.

Pothos ivy

Wed, 12/19/2018 | UW News

Researchers develop a new houseplant that can clean your home's air

Researchers at the UW have genetically modified a common houseplant — pothos ivy — to remove chloroform and benzene from the air around it.

Paul Gibbs, a mechanical engineer at the UW’s Applied Physics Laboratory, inspects the newest Adaptable Monitoring Package, or AMP, before a test in a saltwater pool.

Fri, 12/14/2018 | UW News

Underwater sensors for monitoring sea life (and where to find them)

A team at the University of Washington has created an underwater mechanical eye called an Adaptable Monitoring Package, or AMP. Using a combination of sensors, it watches animals and records their activity when they pass by renewable energy sites.

bee with a sensor attached

Tue, 12/11/2018 | UW News

Researchers create first sensor package that can ride aboard bees

Farmers can already use drones to soar over huge fields and monitor temperature, humidity or crop health, but drone use is limited by the power the devices need. Now, UW engineers have created a sensing system that is small enough to ride aboard a bumblebee.

Picture of how small protein molecules interact with one another.

Fri, 12/07/2018 | UW News

Two-dimensional materials skip the energy barrier by growing one row at a time

A new UW led study verifies Gibbs’ theory for materials that form row by row. The research uncovers the underlying mechanism, which fills in a fundamental knowledge gap and opens new pathways in materials science.

solar power graph

Wed, 12/05/2018 | Clean Energy Institute

Professor Brian B. Johnson leads Department of Energy-funded research to halve cost of solar power electronics

The Department of Energy has awarded $2.8 million to a UW-led team for research on halving the cost of power electronics in solar photovoltaic systems.

SARP team

Mon, 12/03/2018 | College of Engineering

Igniting a passion

For the UW SARP team, it really is rocket science.

UW postdoc Ivana Milovanovic (left) works with Center for Neurotechnology Young Scholars Program participant Emily Boeschoten on a sensory device.

Wed, 11/28/2018 | UW News

UW-led philosophy team receives $1.5M grant to study the ethics of neurotechnology research

UW researchers are studying how brain-computer interfaces affect whether patients feel they are in charge of their own actions.

Wed, 11/14/2018 | UW News

Scientists engineer a functional optical lens out of 2D materials

UW researchers have constructed functional metalenses out of 2D materials.

e-bike delivery staff

Fri, 10/26/2018 | UW News

Urban Freight Lab will help UPS evaluate its new e-bike delivery service in Seattle

The Urban Freight Lab is partnering with UPS to determine whether e-bike delivery will help ease Seattle's traffic congestion.

Mohamed El-Sharkawi

Thu, 10/25/2018 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

In memory of Mohamed El-Sharkawi

We sadly share the news of the recent passing of Mohamed El-Sharkawi. El-Sharkawi was a professor emeritus of UW Electrical & Computer Engineering, a Fellow of IEEE, an associate chair and a professor in the Clean Energy Institute. His research focused on electric and renewable energy, electric safety, electric drives, power electronics, intelligent systems and control.

Thu, 10/25/2018 | UW News

Creating curious robots: UW researchers get Honda grant to build a mathematical model of curiosity

The UW will lead an initiative to explore the mechanisms behind curiosity and seek advances in artificial cognition.

STARS students Tammy Teal and Ivan Cordero

Wed, 10/17/2018 | University of Washington

Changing the Future of Engineering

The Washington STate Academic RedShirt (STARS) program supports students from underserved high schools after they start at the UW. And it's helping.

Paul G. Allen

Mon, 10/15/2018 | Allen School

Mourning the loss of Paul G. Allen

The University, the College, and the Allen School mourn the loss of Paul G. Allen, a man of extraordinary vision, leadership and generosity whose impact on our world is profound. Just last year, the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering was established. "I'm grateful for what he created during his 65 years, and for the legacy that those of us inspired by his drive and generosity will continue to build upon," noted UW President Ana Mari Cauce. "Paul was a truly remarkable person who changed the world multiple times in his lifetime," said Allen School Director Hank Levy. “We can only hope to follow his example, by searching for the most important scientific and societal challenges of our era and applying our energies to solving them."

member of the data collection team

Fri, 10/12/2018 | UW News

Could parcel lockers in transit stations reduce traffic congestion in Seattle?

UW researchers want to know if parcel lockers that aren’t owned by a specific company could alleviate traffic congestion in Seattle.