Fri, 10/04/2019 | UW NewsNew metasurface design can control optical fields in three dimensions
UW scientists have designed and tested a 3D-printed metamaterial that can manipulate light with nanoscale precision. As they report in a paper published Oct. 4 in the journal Science Advances, their designed optical element focuses light to discrete points in a 3D helical pattern.
Wed, 09/25/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & AstronauticsCOE remembers Fred Ribe, Professor Emeritus
Dr. Fred Ribe, Professor Emeritus at UW and a leading pioneer in U.S. fusion energy research, died on June 19, 2019 in Santa Fe, New Mexico at age 94. Professor Ribe was a pioneer in fusion energy research in the UW nuclear engineering department.
Thu, 09/19/2019 | UW NewsPlasma flow near sun’s surface explains sunspots, other solar phenomena
A University of Washington study published this month in the journal Physics of Plasmas proposes a model of plasma motion that would explain the 11-year sunspot cycle and several other previously mysterious properties of the sun.
Mon, 09/16/2019 | UW NewsAmericans would rather drive themselves to work than have an autonomous vehicle drive them, study says
Researchers at the University of Washington studied how Americans' perceived cost of commute time changes depending on who's driving. The study suggests that at least for now, people would rather drive themselves than have an autonomous vehicle drive them.
Mon, 08/26/2019 | College of EngineeringAn eye for innovation
By reducing the size of eye drops, the team behind Nanodropper wants to make your eye medications last longer and help you save money.
Fri, 08/23/2019 | UW NewsSemiconductor and Solar Industry Veteran named UW Washington Nanofabrication Facility Director
Dr. Maria Huffman is the new director of the University of Washington’s Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF), the largest publicly accessible nanofabrication facility in the Pacific Northwest. Huffman joins WNF from Lund University in southern Sweden.
Thu, 08/22/2019 | UW News3 UW graduate students earn NASA fellowships, continue legacy of success
CEE graduate student Shashank Bhushan is one of three UW recipients of a prestigious NASA fellowship that funds student research projects in the fields of Earth and planetary sciences and astrophysics.
Tue, 08/20/2019 | UW NewsNew tools to minimize risks in shared, augmented-reality environments
University of Washington security researchers have developed ShareAR, a toolkit that lets app developers build in collaborative and interactive features without sacrificing their users’ privacy and security. The researchers presented their findings Aug. 14 at the USENIX Security Symposium in Santa Clara, California.
Mon, 08/19/2019 | UW NewsHow ergonomic is your warehouse job? Soon, an app might be able to tell you
Engineering researchers have developed a system to monitor workers and tell them how risky their behaviors are.
Tue, 08/13/2019 | UW NewsDr. Nancy Allbritton named dean of UW’s College of Engineering
Dr. Nancy Allbritton has been named the next Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of the College of Engineering, University of Washington Provost Mark Richards announced today.
Mon, 08/12/2019 | UW NewsFirst cells on ancient Earth may have emerged because building blocks of proteins stabilized membranes
A team of researchers at UW has solved the puzzle of how Earth's first cells came to function.
Fri, 08/09/2019 | UW NewsArtificial intelligence could yield more accurate breast cancer diagnoses
Researchers at University of Washington and University of California, Los Angeles, have developed an artificial intelligence system that could help pathologists read biopsies more accurately, and lead to better detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.
Thu, 08/08/2019 | Washington Nanofabrication FacilityEncouraging the next generation of quantum pioneers: students receive grants to fabricate nanoscale quantum devices
Five undergrads, including three from engineering, have been awarded grants by the Washington Research Foundation to fabricate nanoscale quantum devices.
Mon, 07/29/2019 | UW NewsStressed at school? Art therapy reduces teenage girls’ headaches
In a pilot study led by the University of Washington, researchers explored art-based mindfulness activities that schools could use to reduce headaches, a common side effect of stress in adolescent girls. After three weeks of twice-weekly mindfulness and art therapy sessions, the girls reported experiencing significantly fewer headaches.
Thu, 07/18/2019 | UW NewsFirst-ever visualizations of electrical gating effects on electronic structure could lead to longer-lasting devices
Scientists have visualized the electronic structure in a microelectronic device for the first time, opening up opportunities for finely tuned, high-performance electronic devices.
Thu, 07/18/2019 | UW NewsBaneyx will direct CoMotion
François Baneyx has been named the new director of CoMotion and Interim Vice Provost of Innovation at the University of Washington. Baneyx is the Charles W.H. Matthaei Professor of Chemical Engineering and an adjunct professor of bioengineering.
Wed, 07/17/2019 | UW Allen SchoolProfessor Magdalena Balazinska appointed to lead the Paul G. Allen School
Balazinska, who co-leads the Allen School's Database and Data Science research groups, will succeed current director Hank Levy.
Wed, 07/17/2019 | UW News8 UW professors elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in 2019
ME professor Per Reinhall and ECE professor Mari Ostendorf have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.
Mon, 07/15/2019 | College of EngineeringAtari Women
HCDE research project unearths and celebrates the forgotten histories of women who helped shape the early days of Atari — and the computer gaming industry ever since.
Tue, 07/02/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & AstronauticsSARP wins Spaceport America Cup
SARP, the UW rocketry club, clinched the top spot as the 2019 Judge's Choice and Overall Winner in the Spaceport America Cup.
Mon, 07/01/2019 | UW NewsHow you and your friends can play a video game together using only your minds
A team created a method that allows three people to work together to solve a problem using only their minds.
Mon, 07/01/2019 | Undergraduate Academic AffairsResearch as a platform for change
Rising senior Hugo Pontes recently presented his research at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Posters on the Hill Conference in Washington, D.C. Hugo shares his journey from arriving in the states not speaking English to sharing his research and story with members of Congress.
Wed, 06/19/2019 | UW News‘Alexa, monitor my heart’: Researchers develop first contactless cardiac arrest AI system for smart speakers
Shyam Gollakota, an associate professor in Computer Science & Engineering, and his research partners have developed a new tool to monitor people for cardiac arrest while they’re asleep without touching them. The findings are published June 19 in the Nature journal npj Digital Medicine.
Mon, 06/17/2019 | College of EngineeringGreg Miller appointed interim dean
Greg Miller, vice dean of the College of Engineering, has been appointed interim dean effective July 2019.
Thu, 06/13/2019 | KIRO 7UW students help AT&T design antennas for disaster-relief drones
A team of UW engineering students has been working to develop new antennas for disaster-relief drones. The students showed off their new antennas to AT&T on Tuesday.