mechanical engineering

January 28, 2020

Mechanical engineering on the nanoscale

Flying micro robot

Mechanical engineering faculty in NanoES are developing new materials, systems and devices for environmental monitoring and health care.

August 13, 2019

Research Impact: Developing a clean, scalable approach to synthesizing advanced materials

Elizabeth Rasmussen, a mechanical engineering graduate student in the lab of NanoES faculty member Igor Novosselov, was recently profiled by the UW mechanical engineering department. Rasmussen is developing a clean, scalable approach to synthesizing advanced materials, setting the stage for innovation in batteries, targeted drug delivery and more. MOtiF Materials, a team led by Rasmussen and whose technology is based on Rasmussen’s graduate work, won the $15,000 grand prize at the 2019 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge back in April.

July 5, 2019

An Itty-Bitty Robot That Lifts Off Like a Sci-Fi Spaceship

WIRED magazine features early-stage research from the labs of Igor Novosselov and Sawyer Fuller, both professors of mechanical engineering at UW, describing the use of ion propulsion to power tiny robots.