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MaineBiz: Floating offshore wind is a new industry by Maine, for Maine

MaineBiz published a commentary by Dana Connors, President, Maine State Chamber of Commerce on February 10, titled, “Floating offshore wind is a new industry by Maine, for Maine.” The commentary discusses Maine’s unique opportunity to be a global leader in floating offshore wind using UMaine’s designed and patented VolturnUS technology. “The patented VolturnUS floating offshore […]

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Article by Bhandari and Lopez-Anido about research work in 3D printing published in the journal “Materials”

An article by PhD student Sunil Bhandari, titled Discrete-Event Simulation Thermal Model for Extrusion-Based Additive Manufacturing of PLA and ABS, has been published in a special issue “Additive Manufacturing Methods and Modeling Approaches” from the journal “Materials”. The article, which was co-authored by Dr Roberto A. Lopez-Anido, acts as a chapter in Bhandari’s dissertation. The […]

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Top U.S. Department of Energy Official Tours the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center

Orono, Maine: The Honorable Paul M. Dabbar, Under Secretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), toured the 100,000 ft2 University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) and observed demonstrations showcasing ASCC’s world-leading research in green energy and materials. Under Secretary Dabbar observed UMaine’s VolturnUS floating concrete hull for a wind […]

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Diamond Offshore Wind, RWE Renewables join the University of Maine to lead development of Maine floating offshore wind demonstration project

Orono, Maine — The University of Maine will collaborate with New England Aqua Ventus, LLC (NEAV), a joint venture between Diamond Offshore Wind, a subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Corporation, and RWE Renewables, the second-largest company in offshore wind globally, to develop UMaine’s floating offshore wind technology demonstration project off the coast of Maine. As the […]

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WABI interviews Dr. Habib Dagher about saving lives and creating jobs

WABI (Channel 5) interviewed Habib Dagher, founding executive director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, about the impacts of ballistic technology developed at the University of Maine. “I was in my office, and I got a call one day,” Dagher said. “Someone from the Army, someone in Afghanistan that said, ‘thank you very much. You’ve […]

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The UMaine Composites Center awarded $3.2 million for R&D to protect troops and save lives

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced that the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) has been awarded a total of $3,215,332 from the U.S. Army Natick Soldiers Systems Center (SSC).  The funding will support UMaine ASCC’s continued research to better protect the men and women of our nation’s military, including the development of […]

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The Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory recognized as an official TEAMER facility

The TEAMER program aims to accelerate promising marine energy technologies by providing access to select U.S. testing facilities within its network The Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center is an official TEAMER (Testing Expertise and Access for Marine Energy Research) facility. TEAMER is a three-year, $16 […]

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