School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Magazine 2022
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University.
January 2022


Our resilient Cougar spirit

From Dr. Dutta, Director: I’m proud of the ingenuity and hard work of our faculty and students in finding solutions to the many engineering challenges of our times.


Students win top NASA honor

A WSU team won the Artemis Award at NASA’s Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing Idea Challenge for their prototype to clean lunar dust from spacesuits.


Researchers test electric personal flying machine

Flying to work or the grocery store has long been the stuff of science fiction, but a team of WSU researchers is working to help make it a reality.


Advanced manufactured super foam

Researchers used advanced manufacturing to develop the super light, strong, and porous foams with excellent structural, mechanical, and electrical properties.


Detecting glyphosate in beverages

Engineers developed a low cost sensor and tested it on orange juice and rice beverage samples that they spiked with the herbicide.


Tiny robot earns world record

Weighing about three grains of rice and not much bigger than a real beetle, Néstor O. Pérez-Arancibia‚Äôs Robeetle is included in the Guinness Book of World Records.


Providing practice opportunities for heart surgeons

Professor Kaiyan Qiu is developing a real-world heart model that aspiring surgeons could practice on before they go into the operating room.


Dreams of green energy take flight

WSU researchers created a device in a shipping container to convert hydrogen gas to liquid.
Awards and Honors
Congratulations to School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering faculty and students on their recent accomplishments.
Konstantin Matveev
ASME Fellow
Quick Facts
$11.9 M
Grants awarded
$322K
Research expenditure/
faculty
7.2
Journal publications/
faculty
2
Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited researchers
25+
Professional society fellowships
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