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Students in the renovated mechanics of materials testing laboratory
February 27, 2024

Renovated materials mechanics lab enhances classroom, testing options

Renovations to the mechanics of materials testing laboratory in Engineering Hall will expand student understanding of materials deformation physics and demonstrate how materials choices affect every engineering discipline. Mechanical Engineering…

Daniel Rhodes
February 19, 2024

With NSF CAREER award, Dan Rhodes is searching for superconductivity in an unusual place

Superconductors are already changing the world—for example, they’re powering MRI machines and high-speed maglev trains. New types of superconductors promise even more advances in energy, transportation, computing and many other…

Shubhra Pasayat
February 14, 2024

Pasayat will use an NSF CAREER award to shed a new light on UV LEDs

Ultraviolet (UV) light, a powerful type of radiation invisible to the naked eye, has been used for decades to detect counterfeit money; investigate crime scenes; cure coatings, inks and other…

UW Crest with engineering background
February 9, 2024

Focus on new faculty: Yunus Alapan creates microrobots to benefit human health

During a medical appointment, a doctor deploys a tiny robot in a patient’s body, where it homes in on the patient’s diseased cells and tissues and delivers drugs directly to…

Ying Wang
January 30, 2024

Ying Wang will use NSF CAREER award to craft new memory using 2D ferroelectricity

Emerging technologies—including artificial intelligence, big data analytics and edge computing—need new generations of electronics to reach their full potential. In particular, these fields need the development of small, super-fast, energy-efficient…

Hyunseok Oh
January 22, 2024

With NSF CAREER award, Hyunseok Oh will search for metal alloys that can withstand the cold

Future technologies are going to be fast, energy efficient … and cold. Very cold. Liquid hydrogen, a potential game-changing fuel, needs to be stored at -423 degrees Fahrenheit; the most…

Josh Baston
January 16, 2024

Inspired by backyard blacksmithing, undergrad metallurgical researcher launches a future in aerospace materials

A decade or so ago, after becoming intrigued with watching people make knives from scratch on YouTube, Josh Baston decided to give it a go himself. As a middle school…

UW Crest with engineering background
January 4, 2024

A new electroadhesive clutch to improve haptics in virtual reality gloves and beyond

When engaging in virtual reality (VR) and manipulating an object, users want to be able to feel what they’re touching in virtual space. A hard object needs to feel hard…

illustration of halide perovskites
January 3, 2024

Predictive modeling yields promising ‘spin’ on semiconductors for quantum technologies

Since their development, semiconductors have operated on the principles of electronics, using positive and negative charges to flip millions or billions of tiny transistor switches to record and process information….

PhD student Bhanugoban Maheswaran works in the lab
December 15, 2023

In quest to prevent debilitating TBIs, new foam material rises to the top

From falls to football tackles, most blows to the head occur at odd angles. And those impacts trigger simultaneous linear and rotational head motions. The rotating movement in particular causes…