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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

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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.

  • Gary Georgeson , May 28, 2019, Current and Next Generation Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) for Manufacturing
  • Anne Kao , March 5, 2019, Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Aviation Industry
  • Tia Benson Tolle , January 29, 2019, Industrializing Composites Materials

Abstracts and Speaker Bios


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.


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

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
04/29/2019

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

Washington Engineering/STEM Deans and Directors Meeting
05/15/2018

Deans from Eastern Washington U, Western Washington U, Walla Walla U, St. Martin’s U, Seattle Pacific U., Seattle U., Washington State... Read More