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Dr. Habib Dagher featured on Babbage, a podcast by the Economist

Dr. Habib Dagher, Executive Director, Advanced Structures and Composites Center, was featured on Babbage, a weekly podcast on science and technology from The Economist. Hosted by Kenneth Cukier, Babbage focuses on innovations making the news and is published every Wednesday. The episode published on Wednesday, November 13 included in-depth coverage of 3D printing and its […]

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Article by Sunil Bhandari, Roberto A. Lopez-Anido, Douglas J. Gardner published in JOM

An article by PhD student Sunil Bhandari, titled Elasto-Plastic Finite Element Modeling of Short Carbon Fiber Reinforced 3D Printed Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Composites, has been published on the website of the JOM journal by the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society. The article, which was coauthored by Doctors Roberto A. Lopez-Anido and Douglas Gardner, acts as […]

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UMaine receives new DOE funding to advance VolturnUS floating offshore platform

The University of Maine’s floating offshore wind technology demonstration project is one of two initiatives that have been awarded U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding. The two projects will share up to a total of $10 million to conduct additional innovation development to reduce offshore wind energy impact and cost. The funding announcement was made […]

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Dr. Habib J. Dagher Recognized as 2019 Transportation Champion by the Maine Better Transportation Association

Dr. Habib Dagher, Executive Director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (UMaine Composites Center), was recognized as the 2019 Transportation Champion by the Maine Better Transportation Association (MBTA) during an award ceremony on Friday, October 4th in Freeport, Maine. The MBTA is the largest transportation organization in the state with 700 members.  The […]

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UMaine awarded nearly $1.4 million for transformational floating offshore wind energy technology

The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (UMaine Composites Center) has been awarded nearly $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program, and will collaborate on a more than $1.5 million award to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, both focused on research related to transformational floating offshore […]

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