Welcome from the Mechanical Engineering Program Coordinator

Welcome to the UW Bothell Mechanical Engineering Program. As mechanical engineers we embrace a profession dedicated to making our society and our world-at-large a better place. As described in our Vision and Mission statements, and Mechanical Engineering Degree Description (adjacent webpage), it is our goal to provide, not just a strong hands-on ME educational experience, but to also develop graduates who are conscientious citizens and aware of their ethical responsibilities in a global society.

Our faculty and staff members are world-renowned in their fields and passionate about both teaching and research. We are home to the Alliance 4 Device Innovation group where student-led teams are composed of all levels of students and disciplines. Projects encompass a wide variety engineering design and research to include 3D printed prosthetic hands developed for children missing limbs in war-torn countries, an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) outfitted with sonar to study marine mammals, solar-powered transportable commercial refrigerators to assist people in underdeveloped areas, and degradation studies of complex polymers used in surgical tools. These and other projects are mentored by a talented group of faculty and staff who provide close guidance and support. Our faculty are authors of books, worldwide engineering journal articles, and hold numerous patents. Our research is sponsored by organizations including the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Energy (DoE) and Department of Defense (DoD), among others.

In addition to developing new fundamental knowledge, many ME faculty and students are entrepreneurs working actively to commercialize innovative new technologies. We have or are in the process of forming successful startup companies and consult for local industries on the implementation of new technologies.

I hope you find our website informative and useful, and that you consider joining us in our quest to improve society through education, discovery, and innovation in mechanical engineering.


John Bridge, PhD, PE
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator