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[em]Washington Engineer[/em] Special Edition - September 2013

Michael Bragg photoWelcoming a New Class of Innovators

Dear Friends of Engineering,

I am thrilled to welcome 19 extraordinary new faculty members to the College of Engineering. They come to us from some of the best institutions in the nation and will strengthen our programs in many key areas including robotics, sustainable engineering, and biomaterials.

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1st row: Dwayne Arola (MSE), Nicholas Boechler (ME), Maya Cakmak (CSE), Cole DeForest (ChemE)

2nd row: Eliot Fried (ME), Shayan Oveis Gharan (CSE), Gary Hsieh (HCDE), Jessica Kaminsky (CEE)

3rd row: Amy Kim (CEE), Shan Liu (ISE), Donald W. MacKenzie (CEE), Arka Majumdar (EE, Physics)

4th row: Anshu Narang (A&A), Matt Reynolds (EE, CSE), Daniela Rosner (HCDE), Visvesh Sathe (EE)

5th row: Katherine Steele (ME), Zachary Tatlock (CSE), Jinkyu "JK" Yang (A&A)

We compete with the best engineering schools in the country to hire new faculty and many candidates select the UW. Having recently joined the UW myself, I understand full well all that this institution has to offer. Last year, our faculty brought in well over $100 million in UW research grants and contracts and their many honors include 17 NAE memberships and 23 Sloan Foundation Research awards.

Last month, Julie Kientz, an assistant professor of human centered design and engineering received the prestigious Innovators Under 35 award from MIT Technology Review for her work in computer software.

Our faculty are recognized nationally and internationally for their teaching and research and I’m excited to welcome these distinguished professors to our vibrant community. I hope you'll take the opportunity to learn more about them. Thank you for reading Washington Engineer.

Michael B. Bragg
Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering