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Maine Aqua Ventus february newsletter

Maine Aqua Ventus February Newsletter

Click here to view the Maine Aqua Ventus February Newsletter. Maine Aqua Ventus I, GP, LLC, is leading a demonstration project called New England Aqua Ventus I, a 12 MW floating offshore wind pilot project to develop a clean, renewable energy source off Maine’s shores. In an ongoing effort to continue to share project milestones with communities and […]

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Lu Wang

Paper by Wang, Gardner Published in Polymer

A paper by Lu Wang and Dr. Douglas Gardner was accepted for publication in Volume 113, March 2017 edition of Polymer. The paper is titled, “Effect of fused layer modeling (FLM) processing parameters on impact strength of cellular polypropylene.” Highlights from the paper: • This is the first research to study polypropylene (PP) by fused […]

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Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge

UMaine, Kleinschmidt Associates announce naming gift in support of Windstorm Challenge

The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center and Kleinschmidt Associates, headquartered in Pittsfield, Maine, have announced a naming gift to support the Windstorm Challenge, a STEM competition at UMaine for Maine middle school and high school students, focusing on renewable energy, innovation and economic development. The Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge will be held May […]

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Senator Angus King

Senator King Joins National Laboratory Officials & UMaine to Announce Innovative Partnership to Grow Maine’s Economy

One week after the Economic Development Assessment Team released its report on how to strengthen Maine’s forest economy, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) joined officials from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (UMaine) to start implementing its recommendations, beginning with the announcement […]

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Habib Dagher

Dagher featured as Engineering News Record Top 25 Newsmaker 2016

Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, has been named one of 2016’s Top 25 Newsmakers by Engineering-News Record (ENR). The award will be formally presented in April in New York City. At that time, ENR also will announce which one of the Top 25 Newsmakers will receive […]

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Legislative Bus Tour

MDF Legislative Bus Tour Visits UMaine Composites Center

On January 11, 2017, more than 70 members of the 128th Maine Legislature toured the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center as part of the Maine Development Foundation’s Legislative Bus Tour. The tour focused on composites applications in infrastructure, forestry and forest products, and ocean engineering. The group also toured the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute […]

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Bridge-in-a-backpack in Belfast, ME

Bridge-In-A-Backpack spinoff company signs North American marketing and distribution agreement with international construction and engineering firm Terre Armee Internationale

Contact: Josh Plourde,, 207.951.5650 Orono, Maine — Advanced Infrastructure Technologies (AIT), a University of Maine spinoff company, has signed an exclusive distribution and marketing agreement for North America with Terre Armee Group/Reinforced Earth Company (TA/RECo). This formative agreement will help grow adoption of UMaine’s patented composite arch bridge technology in North America, with the intent to […]

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Razieh Zangeneh

UMaine engineers make waves in naval architecture

A tiny storm rages at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center. Simulated wind and waves beat against the hull of a model FPSO vessel in conditions comparable to a 100-year storm off the coast of western Africa. Watching from the side of the wind-wave basin in the Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory, […]

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MTI funded Smart Materials Lab

UMaine Composites Center to establish Smart Materials Lab, consortium with MTI funding

The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) has announced the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center will receive one of four new awards for collaborative projects that boost Maine’s high-potential, technology-enabled clusters. Under MTI’s Cluster Initiative Program (CIP), the UMaine Composites Center was awarded $438,046 to establish a Smart Materials Industry Consortium and Smart Materials Lab […]

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UMaine MET capstone project featured composites world

UMaine MET Capstone Project Featured in Dec 2016 Composites World Magazine

A UMaine Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) capstone project was featured in the December 2016 edition of Composites World magazine. The article, titled “UMaine students investigate knitted reinforcements,” provides an overview of the capstone project advised by Dr. Brett Ellis and David Erb that explored knitted fabrics in structural applications. The structures examined by the capstone project […]

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