Advanced Materials for Infrastructure and Energy

92 Moose notes Composite Center’s Guinness World Records

92 Moose (WMME) included Guinness World Records earned by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center in its list of world records achieved in Maine. The center earned three records for the world’s largest prototype polymer 3D printer, largest solid 3D-printed object, and largest 3D-printed boat in 2019.

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Connor’s Mainebiz op-ed cites UMaine floating offshore wind research

Mainebiz published an op-ed from Maine State Chamber of Commerce President Dana Connors, in which he deems floating offshore wind an emerging industry in Maine, that cites research from the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. The op-ed, “Floating offshore wind is a new industry by Maine, for Maine,” noted the VolturnUS project […]

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Media advance DOE funding for Composites Center’s wind turbine blade mold research

Renews, Manufacturing Global, The Maine Edge, 3-D Printing Network and CompositesWorld highlighted the Department of Energy awarding $2.8 million to the Advance Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine to develop a rapid, low-cost additive manufacturing — 3D printing — solution for fabricating large, segmented wind blade molds. In addition, the UMaine Composites […]

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Engineering News-Record interviews Dagher, Davids about composite tub bridge girders

The Engineering News-Record spoke with Habib Dagher, director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC), and Bill Davids, professor and department chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, about the use of composite girders in a local bridge rebuild. The girders, which were initially developed at the ASCC, are produced by Advanced […]

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Dagher, Maginnis leading two Maine Science Festival online forums

Habib Dagher, founding director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, and Melissa Maginnis, an associate professor of microbiology, will lead two online forums during the 2021 Maine Science Festival.  The festival will offer six one-hour sessions via Zoom, one in January, one in February and one in March. Each session will […]

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Mainebiz, BDN report on $4.8 million grant for bioproduct development

Mainebiz picked up a University of Maine news release highlighting an award of $4.8 million from the Defense Logistics Agency Energy Readiness Program to UMaine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute (FBRI). According to Hemant Pendse, FBRI director, the grant will support significant facility upgrades and continuing research into the development of novel products, including alternative fuels, […]

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BDN report on completion of local bridge cites UMaine partnership

The Bangor Daily News reported on completion of the Grist Mill bridge in Hampden, which was recently rebuilt using composite beams produced by Advanced Infrastructure Technologies (AIT) of Brewer, a spinoff company affiliated with the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine. 

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Public advances festival presentations by Dagher, Maginnis

Public previewed the online 2021 Maine Science Festival, noting presentations by University of Maine faculty Habib Dagher and Melissa Maginnis. Dagher, who is the director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, will speak at 1 p.m. on Feb. 16 in a session titled “Offshore Wind: From the UK to Maine.” Maginnis, an associate professor […]

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