Thu, 03/21/2019 | UW NewsWith a 'hello,' Microsoft and UW demonstrate first fully automated DNA data storage
UW and Microsoft researchers have demonstrated the first fully automated system to store data in manufactured DNA, a key step in moving the technology out of the research lab and into commercial data centers. DNA offers a promising solution for storing the exploding amount of data the world generates each day.
Fri, 03/15/2019 | UW Foster BlogStudent Finalists Revealed for 2019 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge
Twenty-one student teams will present their approaches to solving environmental problems at the competition finals hosted by the UW Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. Engineering students are involved in an overwhelming majority of teams. Read about the finalist teams that will compete on April 3.
Wed, 03/13/2019Mourning the loss of Vikram Jandhyala
Vikram Jandhyala, UW vice president for innovation strategy and Electrical & Computer Engineering faculty member, was an innovator in every sense of the word.
Tue, 03/12/2019 | UW NewsNew method to assess platelet health could help ER doctors
Department of Mechanical Engineering researchers are part of a team that has created a novel system that can measure platelet function within two minutes and can help doctors determine which trauma patients might need a blood transfusion upon being admitted to a hospital.
Tue, 03/12/2019 | UW NewsEight postdoctoral researchers at the University of Washington receive awards from the Washington Research Foundation
Congratulations to Samuel Bryson, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Jue Wang, a postdoctoral researcher in both the College of Engineering and the School of Medicine for being named Washington Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellows.
Mon, 03/11/2019 | UW NewsBlack and Hispanic Americans bear a disproportionate burden from air pollution
Black and Hispanic Americans bear a disproportionate burden from air pollution generated mainly by non-Hispanic white Americans, according to new research from a team led by the University of Washington and the University of Minnesota.
Mon, 03/11/2019 | UW NewsHow to train your robot (to feed you dinner)
CSE researchers are working on a robotic system for adults who need help eating.
Thu, 03/07/2019 | UW Foster BlogStudent Ideas Shine at Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge
UW Engineering student teams received rave reviews and prize money to continue development of their health innovation ideas. Twenty-two finalist teams competed at the 2019 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge hosted by the UW Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. Among the UW prizewinners:
Nanodropper (BioE, pharmacology, medicine) won the grand prize for their affordable universal eye dropper that saves patients money and reduces wasted medication. Pulmora, (BioE) was rewarded for their emergency ventilator that most people could use to help someone who has stopped breathing. Judges also really liked (JARL) prizes went to DopCuff (ME, ECE, CSE, MSE) for their device to facilitate accurate blood pressure readings in heart disease patients and Insulin Anywhere (BioE) for their portable device to enable diabetic patients to treat themselves for possibly longer than a week following a natural disaster.
Wed, 03/06/2019 | UW NewsFASER 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.
Tue, 03/05/2019 | SIAM NewsME 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.
Fri, 03/01/2019Remembering 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.
Fri, 03/01/2019 | UW NewsCSE 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 NewsIt’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.
Mon, 02/04/2019 | UW NewsEarly 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.
Wed, 01/23/2019 | UW NewsFirst-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.
Tue, 01/22/2019 | College of EngineeringFrom campus to career
Industry professionals help ISE undergraduates transition from student life to the working world through a unique new mentorship program.
Wed, 01/16/2019 | UW NewsThree 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.
Thu, 01/10/2019 | UW NewsFirst 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 EngineeringMeet The MILL
The new campus makerspace provides the UW community with a place to collaborate, innovate and create.
Wed, 12/19/2018 | UW NewsResearchers 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.
Fri, 12/14/2018 | UW NewsUnderwater 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.
Tue, 12/11/2018 | UW NewsResearchers 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.
Fri, 12/07/2018 | UW NewsTwo-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.
Wed, 12/05/2018 | Clean Energy InstituteProfessor 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.
Mon, 12/03/2018 | College of EngineeringIgniting a passion
For the UW SARP team, it really is rocket science.