Ocean and Coastal Engineering

UMaine announces floating offshore wind partnership with UK’s ORE Catapult, Innovate UK and NREL to advance US supply chains

The University of Maine Advanced Structures & Composite Center (ASCC) announced a new partnership with Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Innovate UK along with the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).   Up to five U.K. companies will be chosen to receive between £300,000 and £500,000 in grant funding to engage with the ASCC and […]

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Forecasting the Future: Rudy Alkarem’s Award-Winning Research on Predictive Digital Twins in Renewable Energy

Yuksel “Rudy” Alkarem, a doctoral candidate and research assistant at the ASCC, has won the Best Poster award at WindEurope’s Annual Event for his research; “On Building Predictive Digital Twin Incorporating Wave Predicting Capabilities: Case Study on UMaine Experimental Campaign – FOCAL,”. Alkarem, as well as researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, […]

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ASCC researchers predict life expectancy for wind turbine trailing edge

An article by University of Maine Advanced Structures & Composites Center (ASCC) researchers Dr. Amrit S. Verma and Mechanical Engineering PhD student Patrick D. Moroney has been published in Energies. The publication titled “Durability and Damage Tolerance Analysis Approaches for Wind Turbine Blade Trailing Edge Life Prediction: A Technical Review” displays the results of the […]

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Bangor Daily News shares an opinion letter featuring ASCC Floating Wind Tech

The Bangor Daily News published an opinion letter titled, “Maine can be a clean energy leader with offshore wind” featuring the University of Maine Advanced Structures & Composites Center’s (ASCC) Floating Offshore Wind Technology with a photo of the ASCC’s Founding Executive Director, Dr. Habib Dagher, in the Alfond W2 Wind/Wave Tank. “The floating offshore […]

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UMaine, ASCC, and Oscilla Power deploy 1:6th scale Triton Wave Energy Converter

Offshore Energy and Yahoo Finance highlight collaboration between the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) and Maine Maritime Academy in the successful deployment of a 1/6th scale Oscilla Triton wave energy converter. This 12-week test, deployed off the coast of Castine, Maine, will test how the Triton will respond to extreme weather conditions off the […]

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ASCC and NREL researchers experiment on turbine control strategies

A publication by UMaine Advanced Structures & Composites Center (ASCC) researchers Matthew Fowler, Eben Lenfest, Anthony Viselli, Andrew Goupee, and Richard Kimball, along with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers Lu Wang, Roger Bergua, Amy Robertson, Alan Wright, and Daniel Zalkind has been published in Applied Energy. The article titled “Experimental investigation of advanced turbine […]

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Windstorm Challenge students join ASCC staff as students interns!

Participants of the 2023 Windstorm Challenge have joined UMaine and the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) as interns as first year undergraduates in UMaine’s engineering program. The Windstorm Challenge is an opportunity for middle and high school students to work on a fun, hands-on engineering project. After completing a renewable energy and floating offshore […]

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DOE Supports UMaine Research with Federal Funding Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that they will support 14 clean-energy research projects across the country with $33 million in support. Funded through the DOE’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program aims to improve the distribution of Federally funded research and strengthen researchers’ potential across the country.  The University of Maine […]

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ASCC Collaboration in Floating Offshore Wind Mention by University of Central Florida

A recent UCF article highlighted UMaine’s involvement in a collaboration with scientists from the University of Central Florida (UCF) led by Professor Tuhin Das researching floating wind turbines. For phase 1 of their research, they worked with the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) and their Floating Offshore Wind and Controls Advanced […]

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Ross featured in UMaine News

Lauren Ross, a participating faculty member at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center was featured in UMaine News highlighting her educational accomplishments in the study of estuarine physics. She was recently awarded a Fulbright, and Ross will soon lead a team of scientists to look at transition points between the seas and freshwater rivers in […]

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