Advanced Materials for Infrastructure and Energy

University of Maine presents 3D-printed Dirigo Star to the Maine Bicentennial Commission for bicentennial time capsule

The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center today presented a 3D-printed Dirigo Star to the Maine Bicentennial Commission to be the core component of the Maine Bicentennial Time Capsule. During a ceremony at the UMaine Composites Center, UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy presented the Dirigo star to Sen. Bill Diamond, chairman of the Maine […]

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Edalatpour receives NSF CAREER Award to study thermal radiation in quantum materials and quantum-sized distances

Components the size of a few atoms, known as quantum materials, can enhance how technology functions and manages its heat. However, little is known about how heat is emitted and exchanged in quantum materials in contrast with their more common counterparts, three-dimensional bulk materials. Sheila Edalatpour, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University […]

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UMaine cited in announcement of Maine’s NOWRDC membership advanced by media

An announcement from the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future published in the Boothbay Register and OffshoreWIND.biz about Maine joining the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC) noted that the membership includes the University of Maine. “The University of Maine is very pleased to support the state as it strengthens important […]

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CompositesWorld notes UMaine aiding Orbital Composites in wind-blade research

CompositesWorld noted that the University of Maine will assist Orbital Composites in its effort to make wind blades “with large-scale continuous fiber additive manufacturing.” According to the report, the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center “will also be incorporating its Offshore Wind Lab to test the wind blade’s strength and fatigue aging of the AM […]

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UMaine cited in WVII coverage of report to Marine Resources Committee

WVII (Channel 7) reported that the University of Maine was cited in a report by the Governor’s Energy Office to the Marine Resources Committee of the state Legislature. “The University of Maine has developed a technology which can be made right here in the state and can be deployed using local content and creating local […]

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Centralmaine.com features wind energy op-ed from public advocate

Centralmaine.com shared an op-ed by Barry Hobbins, Maine’s public advocate, noting that floating offshore wind power will benefit Maine’s electric consumers. In the piece, Hobbins refers to the promise of wind power, and notes that applying the floating offshore wind technology developed at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structure and Composites Center will put Maine […]

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BDN reports Pendse is 2021 Distinguished Maine Professor

The Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine announcement  that Hemant Pendse has been named the 2021 Distinguished Maine Professor. Pendse, a professor of chemical engineering and chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, will be honored in a virtual ceremony streamed on YouTube on April 29. 

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Tajvidi speaks with WVII about laminated nanomaterials patent

WVII (Channel 7) spoke with Mehdi Tajvidi, a University of Maine associate professor, about a new patented process for impregnating paper with nanoparticles to produce laminate materials. According to Tajvidi, the end result is a laminate that takes little energy to produce and has wide application.

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UMaine receives patent for composite laminates bound with cellulose nanofibers

The University of Maine has been issued a patent for a process to create strong composite laminates that are bound with cellulose nanofibrils (CNF). This technology, called Cellubound™, is part of UMaine’s widening patent portfolio of strong, environmentally friendly products bound with CNF. The process developed by UMaine researchers involves soaking sheets of paper in […]

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Pendse named 2021 Distinguished Maine Professor

Hemant Pendse, an internationally recognized leader in forest bioproducts research, has been named the University of Maine 2021 Distinguished Maine Professor. The annual Distinguished Maine Professor Award honors a UMaine professor who exemplifies the highest qualities of teaching, research and public service. It is sponsored by the University of Maine Alumni Association and its classes […]

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