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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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Importance of UMaine Offshore Wind Project discussed during hearing, Secretary Perry calls UMaine an ‘integral partner’

During an Energy & Water Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing, U.S. Senator Susan Collins discussed the importance of offshore wind energy and extolled UMaine’s leadership in developing technology to efficiently harness this critical energy source. Collins said the following about the potential of offshore wind, as well as how UMaine is leading the development of offshore wind […]

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Second Article by Alrubaie, Lopez-Andio, Gardner, Tajvidi, Han Published in Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials

A second article by Ph.D student Murtada Alrubaie, titled Experimental investigation of the hygrothermal creep strain of wood–plastic composite lumber made from thermally modified wood, has been published on the website of the Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials. The article was co-authored by Dr. Roberto Lopez-Anido, Dr. David Gardner, Dr. Mehdi Tajvidi, and Dr. Yousoo Han.   The following is […]

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Ph.D student Murtada Alrubaie Portrait

Article by Alrubaie, Lopez-Andio, Gardner, Tajvidi, Han Published in Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials

An article by Ph.D student Murtada Alrubaie, titled Modeling the hygrothermal creep behavior of wood plastic composite (WPC) lumber made from thermallymodified wood, has been published on the website of the Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials. The article was co-authored by Dr. Roberto Lopez-Anido, Dr. David Gardner, Dr. Mehdi Tajvidi, and Dr. Yousoo Han.   The […]

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Article by Bhandari, Lopez-Anido Published in Progress in Additive Manufacturing Journal

An article by graduate student Sunil Bhandari and Dr. Roberto Lopez-Anido has been published on the Progress in Additive Manufacturing journal’s website. The article is titled, “Finite element modeling of 3D-printed part with cellular internal structure using homogenized properties.” According to the article’s findings, “The outlined procedure [in this article] would enable faster iterative design of 3D-printed […]

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Advanced Structures and Composites Center receives $500,000 to help boat builders incorporate 3D printing technology

Contact: Meghan Collins, Communications Manager       (207) 581-2117 or (207) 852-8414       mc@maine.edu Advanced Structures and Composites Center receives $500,000 to help boat builders incorporate 3D printing technology ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (UMaine Composites Center) has received $500,000 from the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) to form a […]

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UMaine Students Spent the Summer Interning at NASA

Eben Lenfest and William Ramsay, mechanical engineering students from the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, interned at NASA over this past summer. They acted as the two design leads on a project regarding a new model of offshore wind turbines. Eben and William have been working for the past ten months on improving the VolturnUS, […]

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