UW Today

March 10, 2014

Scientists build thinnest-possible LEDs to be stronger, more energy efficient

University of Washington scientists have built the thinnest-known LED that can be used as a source of light energy in electronics. The LED is based off of two-dimensional, flexible semiconductors, making it possible to stack or use in much smaller and more diverse applications than current technology allows.

August 26, 2013

Microneedle patch could replace standard tuberculosis skin test

A team led by University of Washington engineers has created a patch with tiny, biodegradable needles that can penetrate the skin and precisely deliver a tuberculosis test. The researchers published their results online Aug. 26 in the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials.

June 12, 2013

Silicon-based nanoparticles could make LEDs cheaper, greener to produce

Researchers at the University of Washington have created a material they say would make LEDs cheaper and greener to manufacture, driving down costs to consumers.