Advanced Materials for Infrastructure and Energy

Dagher testifies in Congressional hearing about bolstering transportation infrastructure resilience 

Habib Dagher, director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) and Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC), at the University of Maine, testified on May 13 during the Congressional hearing titled Rethinking Disaster Recovery and Resiliency, Part I: Protecting Our Nation’s Transportation Systems.  Dagher spoke before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban […]

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Dagher discusses floating offshore wind power with Maine Public

Habib Dagher, director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, discussed the research and economic prospects of floating offshore wind power development with Maine Public. “The engineering challenges we’ve solved relatively quickly,” Dagher said. “But it’s really the business end of it, how do we make it in Maine, how do we […]

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BDN column supporting wind power cites Dagher, UMaine

A Bangor Daily News opinion column expressing optimism about offshore wind initiatives in Maine cited ongoing work at the University of Maine and energy statistics shared by Habib Dagher, the director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at UMaine.

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Abdelrhman Attia: Compassion, support draws student from Egypt to UMaine

An initial email from the University of Maine’s Office of International Programs helped seal the deal for Abdelrhman Attia to study at the University of Maine. When he was applying to various higher education institutions in the U.K., Germany, Canada and the U.S., Attia, a mechanical engineering student from Cairo, Egypt, says OIP’s email struck […]

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ZME Science reports on UMaine’s 3D-printing capabilities

ZME Science shared a time-lapse video of the 3D-printing of a boat at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center in a story about advancements in technology that yield industrial materials of enhanced strength by combining bio-based materials with 3D-printing polymers.

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BDN interviews Dagher about offshore wind potential to power Maine

Habib Dagher, director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about the potential for offshore wind to power Maine. “Harnessing just 3% of the Gulf of Maine’s offshore wind resource would be enough to fully electrify heating and transportation in Maine,” said Dagher, also Bath Iron […]

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Bangor Daily reports British consul general seeks to meet with Dagher

The Bangor Daily News reported that Peter Abbott, the British consul general to New England, is “keen to share expertise” about floating offshore wind with Habib Dagher, director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine. Abbott is conducting a virtual trade mission to Maine this week, which includes meeting with […]

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Ferrini-Mundy celebrates Maine statehood, discusses time capsule on The Maine Take

Joan Ferrini-Mundy, University of Maine System vice chancellor for research and innovation and president of the University of Maine and the University of Maine Machias, joined The Maine Take with Dana Connors to discuss the production and presentation of the Dirigo Star to the chair of Maine’s Bicentennial Commission, Sen. Bill Diamond. The star, which […]

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Media cite Dagher, Ferrini-Mundy in coverage of Dirigo Star presentation

WABI (Channel 5) talked with Habib Dagher, Bath Iron Works professor of Structural Engineering and executive director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) at the University of Maine, following the unveiling of a 3-D printed star which will be the centerpiece of Maine’s bicentennial time capsule. The Dirigo Star was printed at ASCC, […]

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