School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Magazine 2021
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University.
June 2021
Returning to campus
From Dr. Dutta, Director: We managed a challenging year, and we’re excited about being together in person in labs and classes soon.

Advancing 3-D printing for tissue replacement

Professor Arda Gozen looks to a future when doctors can hit a button to 3-D print a scaffold and create custom-made skin, cartilage, or tissue replacements.

Recycling composites

Researchers created a recyclable carbon-fiber composite that could be used in everything from modern airplane wings to sporting goods.

Using origami for space fueling

A WSU team used the ancient Japanese art of paper folding to possibly solve a key challenge for space travel—storing and moving fuel to rocket engines.

Dust busters

WSU students received a $130,000 grant from NASA for a project to wash lunar dust out of spacesuits.

Dreams, a dragonfly, and ferries

Students are pursuing the dreams of longtime Boeing engineer Phil Whitener, who handed over his projects and patents for a ferry design to WSU.

Finding water on Mars

Students Quinn Morley and Tom Bowen received a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts grant to study their idea for an autonomous drill for Mars exploration.
Congratulations to School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering faculty and students on their recent accomplishments.
Dan “Annie” Du
Highly Cited Researcher
Jake Leachman
Senior Member, National Academy of Inventors
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