University of Washington

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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the West Coast and is one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The UW educates a diverse student body to become responsible global citizens and future leaders through a challenging learning environment informed by cutting-edge scholarship. We discover timely solutions to the world’s most complex problems and enrich people’s lives throughout our community, the state of Washington, the nation and the world.

Academic Program

The University of Washington

・enrolls more than 47,000 students and employs over 4,100 full-time equivalent faculty members.
・offers over 250 degrees within 150 departments programs across 18 colleges and schools.
・operates and manages two major medical centers.
・operates on a budget of US$3.5 billion, including more than US$ 1 billion in external research funds.
・has 20 graduate programs ranked in the top 20 (out of 34 ranked programs), and 15 programs in the top 10 (US News and World Report).


The University receives more federal research funding than any other public university in the country, and the 2nd most federal research funding of all universities in the country.
The University has 86 faculty members who are members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, or the National Academy of Engineering. This is the 4th highest total of academy members among public Universities, and the 12th highest total of academy members among all Universities in the nation. Six UW faculty members have won Nobel Prizes, and 10 UW faculty members have won ‘genius grants’ from the MacArthur Foundation.

NAMIS members laboratories

Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) laboratory
PDF:UW – Bohringer 2012

UWEE Photonics Laboratory
Prof. Lih Y. LIN
PDF:UW – Lih Lin 2012

Nanotechnology Modeling Laboratory
Prof. Scott DUNHAM

Electrical Engineering
PDF:UW – NTML 2012

Washington Technology Center Microfabrication Laboratory
PDF:UW – Microfab 2012

Nanotechnology User Facility (NTUF)
Alec B. PAKHOMOV (NTUF Lab Manager)
PDF:UW – NTUF 2012