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UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center granted 37th and 38th patents, continues world leadership in floating offshore wind research and technologies

On February 12, 2019, the University of Maine was issued two patents for technologies that prepare Maine to be a world leader in floating offshore wind energy. The two patents are: US 10,202,170 B2, February 12, 2019. Hull for a Floating Wind Turbine Platform. Habib Dagher, Anthony Viselli, and Mark Dwyer. US 10,202,174 B2, February […]

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Article by Elliott Sanders, Yousoo Han, Todd Rushing, and Douglas Gardner Published in MDPI Nanomaterials

An article by PhD student Elliott Sanders, titled Electrospinning of Cellulose Nanocrystal-Filled Poly (Vinyl Alcohol) Solutions: Material Property Assessment, has been published on the website of the Nanomaterials journal by the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute. The article was coauthored by Yousoo Han, Todd Rushing, and Doctor Douglas Gardner. The following is the abstract for the article: Poly […]

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2019 Director’s Award Recipients Announced

We celebrated the hard work and dedication of students, faculty, and staff during our annual Director’s Award ceremony. These awards, given by Executive Director Dr. Habib Dagher, recognize individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the work of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center and who enhance our ongoing mission of research, education, […]

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New $20 million additive manufacturing initiative connects local economies with national lab, UMaine resources

A new research collaboration between the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will advance efforts to 3D print with wood products, creating a new market for Maine’s forest products industry. U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, Lamar Alexander and Angus King joined Daniel Simmons, assistant […]

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Graduate student Anthony Verzoni wins award at UMaine Student Symposium

Anthony Verzoni, a graduate student advised by Dr. Masoud Rais-Rohani, received an award for Initiative, Collaboration, and Creative Problem Solving at the UMaine 2019 Student Symposium. Verzoni’s work was presented in the Engineering and Information Sciences category. Verzoni’s presentation was titled, “Origami-Inspired Design of Rapidly Deployable Structures” and it focused on the application of origami-inspired design […]

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