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Boeing Advanced Research Center

The Boeing Advanced Research Center (BARC) represents a new paradigm in the execution of industrial research at the University of Washington. Boeing-employed affiliate instructors work in the lab side by side with faculty and students on joint research projects in the manufacturing and assembly of aircraft and spacecraft structures. Our goal is to foster:

  • collaborative basic and applied research
  • translational research and development
  • student education-related activities

Discover BARC

Upcoming Events   

Lunch and learn series:   

  • Recycling for composites (UW-Boeing Discussion hosted by Sam Pedigo), January 11, 2021

BARC Seminar Series   

The BARC seminar series brings top Boeing Researchers to give talks at UW, and UW Faculty give talks at Boeing. The seminars in UW are attended by faculty and students from the College of Engineering. Boeing speakers discuss the engineering issues in their topic of expertise and provide insights into what helped then succeed in their careers UW speakers present at the Boeing Distinguished Researcher/Scholar Seminar (B-DRASS) Series at Boeing, which is the Technical Discussion Forum (TDF) at Boeing.

  • Sayata Ghose , Associate Technical Fellow - Composites Fabrication, January 26, 2021
  • Robert McIntosh , Director of Product Safety and Air Safety Investigation, June 7, 2021
    Seminar Announcement

Abstracts and Speaker Bios of Previous Seminars

Example BARC projects   Learn More

Students work with Boeing engineers and faculty finding ways to make airplane assembly and manufacturing more efficient, automated and streamlined. Areas include machine learning, 3D printing techniques, designing lift devices or robot control interfaces.

Application process for graduate and undergraduates for BARC projects is at Application

Mechatronics project-based MS    Learn More

Earn a project-based Master of Science through the BARC Mechatronics research projects. Experience the design process in a team and gain significant practice in mechatronics development.

Recent News   All News

Recent News

Tow-End Recognition

BARC research has won the Best of BTEC award for two consecutive years at the... Read More

M-Leap Project
06/17/2019 - Clean Energy Funds

The Boeing Advanced Research Center (BARC) has received $1.2 million from the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Energy Research... Read More

Discovery Days, BARC

The Boeing Advanced Research Center (BARC@UW) lab recently participated in its 5th year of Engineering Discovery Days, which hosted... Read More