John W Bridge

John Bridge 
Associate Professor and Mechanical Engineering Program Coordinator

BS: Engineering Mechanics, United States Air Force Academy
MS: Materials Engineering, University of Dayton
PhD: Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maine

Contact Info:
Phone: 425-352-5132
Office: DH 452K
Email: jwbridge@uw.edu

Dr. Bridge is a former Lt. Colonel and mechanical engineer in the U.S. Air Force with over twenty years of R&D experience with numerous aerospace vehicles to include aircraft and rocket systems. In addition, he has performed advanced materials characterization while in the military and at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He has previous teaching experience at several institutions to include Bowdoin College, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Dr. Bridge is currently working with composite materials used in synthetic sports surfaces to include Thoroughbred horse racetracks. His focus is on the thermal and mechanical characterization of wax/polymer binders, and on the mechanisms of polymer adhesion and environmental degradation. Dr. Bridge also collaborates with the Racetrack Surfaces Testing Laboratory in Orono, Maine and with Lab/Cor Materials laboratory in Seattle.

Research Area:
Synthetic granular composites used sports surfaces, paraffin/polymeric binder degradation, fatigue and fracture, materials characterization

Selected Publicatons:
- Bridge, J. W., Fisher, R., Lai, T, Peterson, M. L., “Comparison of Wax Extraction Methods used in Synthetic Granular Composite Sports Surfaces”, Ceramic Transactions, ACerS, March 2014.
- Bridge, J. W., Mahaffey, C.A. and Peterson, M. L., “Analytical Test methods Used to Characterize Granular Composite Sport Surface Materials”, Applied Mechanics and Materials Journal, 440, 74-81, 2014.
- Bridge, J. W., Peterson, M. L., McIlwraith, C. W., “The Effect of Temperature on the Tangent Modulus of Granular Composite Sport Surfaces”, Society of Experimental Mechanics Journal (Experimental Techniques), 7, (3), May/June 2013.

BME 221, Statics, Autumn 2014
BME 341, Mechanical Systems Design I, Winter 2015

Steven W. Collins

Steven Collins
Associate Professor of Engineering and Mathematics in the UW Bothell School of STEM.

BS with Honors, Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia
PhD, Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia

Contact Info:
Phone: (425) 352-5356
Office: DH 452M Email: swcollin@uw.edu

Prof. Collins has taught at UW Bothell since 1993. For most of that period, he was part of the faculty of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. He joined the School of STEM at the time of its formation as the Science and Technology Program in 2010 and is a founding faculty member of the Engineering and Mathematics Division. His interests range from thermodynamics and power generation to ethics and public policy. As both an engineer and social scientist, he seeks in his scholarship to deepen the connections between engineering and liberal arts, in part by integrating ethics, history, and public policy into the required curriculum. Current research projects include application of Japanese philosophy to contemporary problems in engineering ethics, and the role of ideas and institutions in shaping trajectories of technological change in energy and power systems. He has been an affiliated researcher at Japan’s National Institute of Science and Technology Policy, and has had research funded by the NSF and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Prior to coming to UW Bothell, he was employed as a process and control systems engineer at Philip Morris (now Altria) and Eastman Kodak. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Washington State.

Selected Publications:
Book: The Race to Commercialize Biotechnology: Molecules, Market and the State in Japan and the US (Routledge, 2004)
Article: “Knowledge Clusters and the Revitalization of Regional Economies in Japan: A Case Study of the Biomedical Industry in Kobe,” Prometheus 26 (2008): 111-122.
Article: “Post-Engineering and Pathos: Thoughts on the Future of Engineering Education from an East Asian Perspective,” in process.

B ME 331 Thermal Fluids I (fall, winter)
B ME 481 Citizen Engineer (fall)
B ME 482 Professional Engineer (winter)
B ME 410 Electric Power and Machinery (winter)
B EE 381 Power Generation (spring)


Pierre Mourad

Pierre Mourad 
Associate Professor of Engineering and Mathematics in the UW Bothell School of STEM & Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at UW Seattle.

Rutgers University, BA, Mathematics
University of Washington, MS, Applied Mathematics
University of Washington, PhD, Applied Mathematics

Contact Info:
Phone: 206-713-7797
Office: UWB Disc 462L
Email: doumitt@uw.edu

Pierre begins his appointment as Associate Professor in the Engineering and Mathematics Division of the UW Bothell School of STEM in fall 2013. He has held appointments in the UW Seattle Departments of Bioengineering, Neurological Surgery, and Pediatric Dentistry, while also serving as Senior Principal Physicist at the Applied Physics Laboratory.

Mourad’s research in oceanography, atmospheric sciences, sonoluminescence, arctic and ocean acoustics, acoustic holography, and medical acoustics has generated more than twenty invention disclosures, and he is an inventor on three issued patents and another thirteen patent applications, all having to do with means of diagnosing or treating various diseases and disorders. His work on drug delivery and ultrasound technologies has been incorporated into several startup companies.

Selected Publications:
- McClintic AM, Garcia J, Gofeld M, Kliot M, Kucewicz JC, Loeser JD, Pederson KD, Sparks RL, Terman GW, Tych RE, Mourad PD. (2014) Intense focused ultrasound stimulation can safely stimulate inflamed subcutaneous tissue and assess allodynia. Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound. 2:8-17. PMID:25516804 PMC: 4265992.
- Mehic E, Xu JM, Caler CJ, Coulson NK, Moritz CT, Mourad PD. Increased anatomical specificity of neuromodulation via modulated focused ultrasound. PLoS One. 2014;9(2):e86939., DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086939. PMC: 3913583
- Xu JS, Yao A, Chu SS, Paun MK, McClintic AM, Murphy SP, Mourad PD. Detection of mild traumatic brain injury in rodent models using shear wave elastography: preliminary studies. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. 2014;33(10):1763-71. PMID:25253822 PMC in process.
- McClintic AM, King BH, Webb SJ, Mourad PD. Mice exposed to diagnostic ultrasound in utero are less social and more active in social situations relative to controls. Autism Research. 2013. doi: 10.1002/aur.1349. PMID:24249575 PMC: 4025980

ME Senior Capstone Sequence (fall-spring)
Your Brain on Art
Computational Physical Modeling
Business of Technology


Elaine Scott, Dean of the School of STEM

Elaine ScottDean of the UW Bothell School of STEM 

B.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis
M.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis
Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University
PhD., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University

Elaine Scott, Ph.D., came to the University of Washington Bothell in August 2012.  Prior to joining UW Bothell, she was professor and director of engineering programs at Seattle Pacific University, where she worked to expand their engineering programs with a focus on project‐based learning.

Before joining Seattle Pacific in 2006, Scott served as a professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech. Her research focuses on the characterization of heat transfer in complex materials with a focus on biological materials, including food products and biomedical applications, and she has authored over 100 journal and conference papers. 

Cassandra J Wright

CJ Wright 
Assistant Professor in the UW Bothell School of STEM.

BS Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
MS Bioengineering, Clemson University
PhD Bioengineering, Clemson University

Contact Info:
Phone: (425)352-5130
Office: DISC 452H
Email: cjwright@uw.edu

Bio/Research Area:

Selected Publications:
- JD DesJardins , M LaBerge, CJ Wright-Walker. “Service Induced Byproducts for Localized Drug Delivery in Orthopaedic Implants.” US Patent 8,858,979, Oct 14, 2014.
- CJ Wright-Walker and M LaBerge.  (2013)  Wear in Knee Prostheses – Differences compared with the hip.  In Wang, Q.J. & Chung, Y-W (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Tribology. New York, NY:  Springer.
- CJ Wright-Walker, CE Hansen, MA Evans*, ES Nyers*, TW Hanks.  (2013) “Efficient Production of Fluorescent Polydiacetylene-containing Liposomes for Pathogen Detection and Identification.”  MRS Online Proceedings Library. 1569. 13-1569-qq0-03.

B ENGR 320, Fundamentals of Materials Science, Autumn & Winter Quarter
B ME 222, Fundamentals of Solid Mechanics II: Deformable Bodies, Winter & Spring Quarter

Jong Yoon

Jong Yoon 
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the UW Bothell School of STEM.

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Hong Ik University. Seoul Korea
MS, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Contact Info:
Phone: 425-352-5131
Office: UWB Disc 452J
Email: wjyoon@uw.edu

From 1997 to 2001, Jong was with Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Korea, as a Research Engineer. He led Smart Medical Devices Lab (SMDL) in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Qatar University, Qatar, from 2009 to 2014. His current research interests include design of multi-modal medical diagnostic devices; robot surgery; human computer interface; assistive/adaptive devices for the disabled. He targets for more practical and applicable engineering solutions in medical device applications.

Selected Publications:
- Xianming Ye, Yuanzheng Gong, W. Jong Yoon (In press), IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, Development of Multi-segment Steering Mechanism and 3D Panorama for Automated Bladder Surveillance System
- W. Jong Yoon, Wook-Yeon Hwang, Joel C. Perry (In press), International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, Study on Effects of Surface Properties in Haptic Perception of Virtual Curvature.
- W. Jong Yoon, Carlos A. Velasquez, Lee W. White, Blake Hannaford, Yoon Sang Kim, and Tomas Lendvay, Preliminary articulable probe designs with RAVEN and challenges: Image guided robotic surgery multi-tool system, ASME Journal of Medical Devices, 2013; 8(1):014505-014505-6. MED-13-1122 (DOI: 10.1115/1.4025908)
- M. Burkhardt, T. Soper, W. Jong Yoon, and E. J. Seibel, Controlling the Trajectory of a Flexible Ultrathin Endoscope for Fully Automated Bladder Surveillance, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 366-373 (DOI:10.1109/TMECH.2013.2237783) 
- W. Jong Yoon, Matthew A. Brown, Per. G. Reinhall, Sangtae Park, and Eric J. Seibel, Design and Preliminary Study of Custom Laser Scanning Cystoscope for Automated Bladder Surveillance, Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies (MITAT), September 2012, Vol. 21, No. 5, pp. 320-328 (DOI:10.3109/13645706.2011.653374) 

Fundamentals of Solid Mechanics I: Statics  (B ME 221) – Winter
Intro to 3D Modeling, Design, and Analysis  (B ME 315) – Winter, Fall
Fundamentals of Solid Mechanics III: Dynamics  (B ME 223) – Spring
Mechanical Systems Design  III (BME 343) - Fall


Wolf Yeigh


Chancellor and Professor of Engineering

(425) 352-5221
Office: UWBX (Beardlsee Crossing) 101


  • A.B., Engineering Science, Dartmouth College
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • M.A., Civil Engineering and Operations Research, Princeton University
  • Graduate Certificate, Science and Technology Policy, Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering and Operations Research, Princeton University

Bjong Wolf Yeigh is the third chancellor of University of Washington Bothell. Prior to joining UW Bothell, Yeigh was professor and president of the State University of New York Institute of Technology (now SUNY Polytechnic Institute). He previously held the position of vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Norwich University, engineering dean at Saint Louis University, and assistant provost for science and technology at Yale University. He was on the engineering faculty at Oklahoma State University. He was elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and serves on several national and state boards for engineering, economic development, public policy and education.

Selected Publications:

  • “iNNOVATING iNNOVATION” (invited) Plenary, Proceedings of 2014 Daejeon Global Innovation Forum, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, (2014)
  • “Disaster and Crisis Management” (invited) Zborník príspevkov zo 6, medzinárodnej vedeckkej konferencie BEZPEČNÉ SLOVENSKO A EURÔPSKA ÚNIA, (6th International Scientific Conference Secure Slovakia and European Union, Kosice, Slovak Republic), (2012) “Moment Formulation for Random Eigenvalue Problems in Beams” (with J. Hoffman), WIT Transactions on the Built Environment, 120 (2011), 185-193.
  • “Motion of Nanoscale Contaminant Particles in Air Bearings” (with R. Polwort and G.S. Gipson), WIT Transactions on Modelling and Simulation, 49 (2009), 377-386.
  • “The unit circle trap in boundary elements redux” (with G.S. Gipson), Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 32 (2008) 431-437.

Affiliated Faculty and Staff

Abdelouahab Abrous

Adjunct Faculty in the UW Bothell School of STEM.

BS, Physics, University of Science and Technology of Algers
MS, Engineering, University of Washington

Dr. Abrous' academic research is focused on the mathematical modeling of turbulent natural convection flows and on developing newer and faster techniques for computing thermal radiation viewfactors. Dr. Abrous is interested in the field of thermo-fluids and in computational fluid dynamics. Dr. Abrous has taught primarily in thermal science but has also taught courses in solid mechanics, dynamics, finite element analysis and vibrations. Dr. Abrous is currently an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering for Oregon Tech, Seattle. Dr. Abrous is also licensed as professional engineer in the States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California and has worked for several years as a consultant in forensic engineering.

Ivan Owen

Ivan Owen 
Lab Manager in the UW Bothell School of STEM.

Ivan Owen serves the UWB Mechanical Engineering department as the Makerspace Lab Manager. As a multi-disciplinary, multi-media artist he has developed a wide range of unique knowledge and skills over the course of 21 years of creative exploration. Professionally he has knowledge and experience in the areas of manufacturing, industrial automation, medical clinic operations, rapid prototyping & education. From December of 2011 to January of 2013 Owen co-developed the world’s first 3D printable partial-hand prosthesis, which was released into the public domain in late January of 2013. Said device is the parent device of a series of derivatives, including 6 e-NABLE hands, two of which Owen directly assisted in designing as part of a team of volunteers. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Enable Community Foundation, is member of the e-NABLE Community Strategic Planning Committee & is a designer/fabricator for the e-NABLE community. In February of 2014 he began working with the University of Washington Bothell and in March 2015 transitioned roles to the position of Makerspace Lab Manager. While working at UWB, Owen has worked in concert with university faculty, staff and students to develop educational processes and physical spaces that foster innovation and creativity. He currently mentors teams of undergrad researchers and helps to plan, maintain and oversee the rapid prototyping capabilities of the university. 

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