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Thu, 11/10/2022 | UW Chemical Engineering

Introducing CSSAS 2.0

The Center for the Science of Synthesis Across Scales (CSSAS), which focuses on bio-inspired materials synthesis, enters new phase of research.

Two male employees working on the Zap Energy nuclear reactor prototype

Tue, 11/08/2022 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Bringing fusion power to the grid

Originating from UW research, Zap Energy is on its way to making sustainable energy from nuclear fusion a practical reality.

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Mon, 11/07/2022

Healthy people, healthy planet

Learn how the UW Engineering community is transforming research into actions that improve and save lives across the country — and around the world.

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Thu, 11/03/2022 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Advancing sensor technology

Mechanical engineering researchers are developing sensors that recognize body and eye movement, which could improve people’s ability to interact with technology.

A child sits in a chair and a person sits next to them. The person is holding a probe to the child's ear. The probe is connected to a smartphone on the person's lap.

Tue, 11/01/2022 | UW News

Making hearing screening accessible

A UW-led research team has created a new hearing screening system that uses a smartphone and earbuds.

Maggie Ramirez holding a diploma

Mon, 10/31/2022 | UW School of Public Health

How engineering inspired Maggie Ramirez to research public health equity

Spotlight on Maggie Ramirez, William L. Dowling Endowed Professor in Health Administration

Joan Sanders, a UW professor of bioengineering, holds a prototype auto-adjusting prosthesis that her team developed.

Fri, 10/28/2022 | UW News

The perfect fit for a prosthetic leg

BioE Professor Joan Sanders' team is creating a new type of prosthetic leg: one that automatically adjusts its fit throughout the day.

An aerial shot of Seattle showing a large road surrounded by neighborhoods and businesses. There is water on the right and downtown is in the top left.

Wed, 10/26/2022 | UW News

A new approach to eliminate air pollution disparities

After comparing three strategies for reducing air pollution disparities across the U.S., researchers have found that a community-specific approach is most effective.

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Fri, 10/21/2022

Marco Salviato named as Director of the Advanced Composites Center

The associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics will also serve as Director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures.

A screenshot of a map of New York City. Rail stations are shown as green (accessible), yellow (elevator outage) or orange (not accessible) circles

Tue, 10/18/2022 | UW News

Real-time accessibility info for rail transit

Allen School researchers have developed UnlockedMaps, a web-based map that allows users to see in real time how accessible rail transit stations are in six metro areas.

Man walking on a treadmill wearing an exoskeleton device while a female researcher stands next to him monitoring his activity on a tablet

Fri, 10/14/2022 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Supporting mobility in cerebral palsy

Graduate student Alyssa Spomer is exploring how a robotic exoskeleton paired with real-time feedback can enhance rehabilitation therapy for children with cerebral palsy.

Yejin Choi

Wed, 10/12/2022 | UW News

Yejin Choi wins MacArthur Foundation ‘genius grant’

The Allen School professor uses natural language processing to develop AI systems that have the ability to reason and can understand the implied meanings in human language.

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Fri, 10/07/2022 | UW ECE News

A 'lighthouse' for engineering talent

ECE alumna Laila Abudahi created a social impact startup in the Middle East that provides job opportunities for young engineers.

An image of neurons under a microscope

Tue, 10/04/2022 | UW News

Accelerating neuroscience research

The UW has joined the Alliance for Therapies in Neuroscience, an industry-academia research partnership focused on the fight against brain diseases and central nervous system disorders.

Collage of two people dropping wave sensor from plane

Fri, 09/30/2022 | UW News

Improving hurricane forecasts

Wave-monitoring sensors developed at the UW have been deployed off the Florida coast. Data collected from them will be used to improve hurricane forecasts.

Suzie Pun

Wed, 09/28/2022 | College of Engineering

Suzie Pun named Director of the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute

The Washington Research Professor of Bioengineering will serve as the Director of the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute beginning in July 2023.

A group of students sitting in front of laptops

Mon, 09/26/2022

A pathway to engineering

One of the College’s Pathways for Inclusive Excellence, the Engineering Dean’s Scholars Program is making it possible for more Washington students to become engineers.

Metal objects on a table. There are two tubes and also two other hexagonal shapes.

Fri, 09/23/2022 | UW News

Destroying 'forever chemicals'

UW researchers have created a reactor that can completely break down hard-to-destroy "forever chemicals," a class of molecules that are ever-present in our daily lives and can lead to health effects.

A hand holding a cellphone with one finger over the flash and the camera. The flash is shining through the finger and glowing red.

Wed, 09/21/2022 | UW News

Using smartphones to measure blood oxygen levels

UW and UC San Diego researchers have shown that smartphones are capable of detecting blood oxygen saturation levels down to 70% — the lowest value that pulse oximeters should be able to measure.

Illustration of editing microbe genomes to upcycle co2

Mon, 09/19/2022 | UW Chemical Engineering

Retooling microbes to upcycle CO2

An interdisciplinary, UW-led team of synthetic biologists will embark on a 5-year, $15 million project to engineer microbial genomes that transform CO2 into high-value chemicals.

Simona Liao headshot

Wed, 09/14/2022 | UW College of Arts & Sciences

At the intersection of STEM and feminism

With a double major in computer science and gender, women and sexuality studies, Simona Liao is lifting women in STEM in the U.S. and China.

Two researchers in a lab looking at a laptop screen

Mon, 09/12/2022 | UW NanoES

New framework for next-gen materials

UW researchers have reported the development and characterization of a new method to synthesize large volumes of high-quality metal organic frameworks (MOFs) quickly, cheaply and sustainably.

A boy in a hospital bed and three family members standing next to him smiling at the camera

Thu, 09/08/2022 | WE-REACH

A paradigm shift in medical tape

Inspired by his young son, ME Research Professor Eric Seibel set out to develop a medical tape that sticks strongly when applied to the skin and becomes “unsticky” when removed.

Two people in t-shirts and swimming trunks underwater in a tank holding smartphones in flexible waterproof cases. One of the smartphone screens is visible, displaying the AquaApp interface with text and graphics depicting various diving hand signals.

Tue, 09/06/2022 | Allen School News

Underwater messaging app

Allen School researchers bring first underwater messaging app to smartphones.

CEE Ph.D. student Dan McCabe standing next to a bike inside of a food bank

Tue, 09/06/2022 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

The power of pedaling

Engineering graduate student Dan McCabe is working to improve bicycle-powered emergency food response.