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Milken Scholar 1998
Scholar Profile

Corie Cobb

Higher Education


Corie Cobb is the Washington Research Foundation Innovation Professor in Clean Energy and an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. Dr. Cobb joined the University of Washington from Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Inc. where she was a Senior Member of Research Staff leading research projects on advanced manufacturing technologies for solar cells, batteries and high strength and toughness materials. At PARC, Dr. Cobb specialized in computational analysis, hardware design and process development for printing and patterning of multi-functional materials. Her research has been funded by grants from DOE EERE, ARPA-E, DARPA and industrial partners. Prior to PARC, Dr. Cobb was a mechanical design engineer at Applied Materials and held positions at Hewlett-Packard, Bell Labs, Google and Toshiba. During her doctoral studies, Dr. Cobb’s research focused on engineering education and developing computational design synthesis and optimization tools for Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS).

High school:  John Marshall High School


College Year Degree
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
2002 B.S. Product Design
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
2004 M.S. Mechanical Engineering
University of California - Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
2008 Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering