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A biochemistry lab bench with pipettes and bottles of liquid. A microcentrifuge and a Bunsen burner sit to the right

Fri, 08/25/2023 | UW News

A roadmap to diversify faculty hiring

A team of biomedical researchers, including two UW bioengineers, has developed a new method for hiring engineering professors and increasing diversity in faculty hiring.

A close-up view of the camera "bump" on the back of an iPhone

Wed, 08/23/2023 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Reimagining optics for smartphones

UW researchers are part of an international team that has developed an innovative miniature camera, which uses a hybrid optical system over 100 times smaller than its commercial counterpart.

Fatma Inanici, MD, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Moritz lab, preparing to apply electrodes for electrical spinal stimulation to study participant Jessie Owen.

Mon, 08/21/2023 | UW Medicine

New treatment for spinal cord injury

UW researchers find that electrical stimulation of the spinal cord leads to major gains in movement.

Xu Chen headshot

Thu, 08/17/2023

Xu Chen to serve as BARC director

The mechanical engineering associate professor will begin his appointment as the director of the Boeing Advanced Research Collaboration (BARC) in September.

Red and green fluorescence microscopy images of biofilm solubility and bacteria

Tue, 08/15/2023 | UW Bioengineering

Targeting biofilms to fight pathogens

To battle deadly pathogens, bioengineering researchers are focusing on the protective biofilms that can make certain bacteria resistant to drugs.

Illustration of computer chip sending out a scanning laser to detect a car far in the distance

Thu, 08/10/2023 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

New eyes for self-driving cars

A UW research team has developed a new type of LiDAR technology that helps autonomous vehicles “see” distant objects.

Graphic explaining the remineralization process in a tooth

Tue, 08/08/2023 | UW News

Eliminating tooth sensitivity

A UW-developed dental lozenge could provide permanent treatment for tooth sensitivity.

Illustration of shells with starry like background

Mon, 08/07/2023 | UW Magazine

When coastal meets celestial

While some universities boast of their land grants, the UW is where you’ll find cutting-edge research and education on sea and space.

An aerial view of Cle Elum Ridge

Mon, 08/07/2023

Balancing fire and ice

To safeguard the region's vulnerable water supply, CEE researchers are working on a forest management strategy that balances wildfire prevention with snowpack preservation.

A hand holding a phone that has ChatGPT on the screen

Wed, 08/02/2023 | UW News

How much energy does ChatGPT use?

Sajjad Moazeni, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, discusses how much energy it takes to train and run large language models.

A team at the University of Washington has developed the first underwater 3D-positioning app for smart devices, such as the smartwatch pictured here.

Mon, 07/31/2023 | UW News

Underwater GPS for smart devices

A UW team has developed the first underwater 3D-positioning app for smart devices.

Illustration of a sheet of graphene onto bulk graphite

Fri, 07/28/2023 | UW News

A new twist on graphite

A UW-led research team reports that it is possible to imbue graphite, the 3D material found in No. 2 pencils, with physical properties similar to graphite’s 2D counterpart, graphene.

Headshots of three faculty members

Tue, 07/25/2023 | UW News

Washington State Academy of Sciences

Engineering faculty members Corie Cobb, Mehran Mesbahi and Yinhai Wang are among the eight UW researchers recently elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

A person is holding up a cube and looking at it

Fri, 07/21/2023 | UW News

New biodegradable plastics

A UW-led research team has developed new bioplastics that degrade on the same timescale as a banana peel in a backyard compost bin.

Payman Arabshahi headshot

Wed, 07/19/2023 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Center for Soil Technologies

Electrical & Computer Engineering Associate Professor Payman Arabshahi has been named the UW lead for the NSF’s new Center for Soil Technologies (SoilTech).

“Although not the community in which I normally publish my research, I am truly honored and amazed that my work has been recognized by leaders in computational mathematics.” Shayan Oveis Gharan in the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering.

Tue, 07/18/2023 | Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

Shayan Oveis Gharan on counting without counting, his drive to solve TSP and cooking up methods from scratch

Take a generous helping of mathematical brilliance, cover it in copious amounts of curiosity about the most vexing problems underpinning computer science, add a generous dash of humility, and what do you get? 

Robotic grasper holding an Amazon mailer

Mon, 07/17/2023 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Robotics for manufacturing

Mechanical engineering researchers explore how robotics and AI can help improve manufacturing workers’ safety, standardize processes and more.

Photos of three WE Rise alumni

Mon, 07/17/2023 | College of Engineering

Women engineers rise

Three alums reflect on the impact that the College of Engineering’s WE Rise program has had on their work as engineers. 

Open field where a small rocket is being launched

Thu, 07/13/2023 | UW Materials Science and Engineering

Rocketing to success

A materials-heavy challenge leads the UW chapter of the American Indian Science & Engineering Society to a grand prize win at this year's First Nations Launch.

Artistic depiction shows electron fractionalization — in which strongly interacting charges can “fractionalize” into three parts — in the fractional quantum anomalous Hall phase.

Mon, 07/10/2023 | UW News

Advancements in quantum computing

Researchers make a quantum computing leap with a magnetic twist.

Three people holding Emmy awards and celebrating.

Wed, 07/05/2023 | UW News

UW ‘Brainworks’ wins Northwest Emmy Award

Eric Chudler, bioengineering faculty member and executive director of the UW Center for Neurotechnology, and Cara Podenski, managing executive producer for UW Video, produced the episode.

quantum emitters illustration

Wed, 07/05/2023 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

The 'breath' between atoms

A UW research team has found a way to leverage the “breathing,” or mechanical vibration, between two layers of atoms, engineering a new building block for quantum technologies.

Jay Cunningham stands outside smiling at the camera

Wed, 07/05/2023 | UW Human Centered Design & Engineering

Jay Cunningham named Student Regent

The human centered design and engineering PhD student has been appointed by Washington Governor Jay Inslee to serve as Student Regent on the UW Board of Regents.

Professors Su-In Lee and Sara Mostafavi

Tue, 06/27/2023

Professors Su-In Lee and Sara Mostafavi awarded CZI Data Insights grants

Professors Su-In Lee and Sara Mostafavi of the Allen School’s Computational Biology group are working on new solutions to advance explainable AI for biomedical research, supported by two competitive grants from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s (CZI) Data Insights program.

A researcher holds a phone to a patient's forehead.

Tue, 06/27/2023 | UW News

Transforming smartphones into thermometers

A team led by UW researchers has created an app—FeverPhone—that transforms smartphones into thermometers without adding new hardware.