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AEWC awarded $12.4 m for construction of Lab

GAITHERSBURG, Md. – The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today awarded more than $123 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants to support the construction of new scientific research facilities at 11 universities and one non-profit research organization. With ultimate research targets ranging from off-shore wind power and coral […]

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Governor Delivers State of the State Address

AUGUSTA – Governor John E. Baldacci delivered his annual State of the State Address this evening before a Joint Session of the 124th Maine Legislature. In his speech, the Governor said that in these challenging times, Maine people rise to the occasion, and that working together, Maine will have a more secure future. Learn more, […]

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Magazine Calls UMaine Professor a Composites Industry Leader

ORONO — “Composites Manufacturing” magazine has recognized Habib Dagher, director of the University of Maine’s AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center as one of the industry’s leaders. Dagher is one of 16 people out of a pool of 50 nominees who were selected to receive the B.E.S.T. Award, which stands for bright, energetic, skilled trailblazers. […]

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D.C. official eyes UM bridge technology

ORONO, Maine — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood stopped short of making any commitments Monday afternoon before he left the University of Maine’s Advanced Engineered Wood Composite Center. But he also left with a pile of bound information booklets about the center and its many projects, including the “bridge-in-a-backpack,” after he had a tour […]

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UMaine Composites Center Recognized as Pioneer in Ocean Energy

The University of Maine’s AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center received an Academic Pioneer Award Thursday for its contribution to the field of ocean energy. Habib Dagher, the center’s director, was on hand to accept the award at the sixth annual EnergyOcean Conference at the Samoset Resort organized by the Ocean Energy Council. Learn more, […]

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National Geographic Channel to Feature UMaine Homeland Security Project

ORONO, Maine — A National Geographic special commissioned by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will feature a University of Maine project that has created secure shipping containers equipped with sensors to tell handlers when the cargo unit has been tampered with. “Hi-Tech War on Terror” is set to air at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. […]

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UMaine’s AEWC Receives Award for Composite Building Material

ORONO, Maine — For the second year in a row, the University of Maine’s AEWC, Advanced Structures & Composites Center, has been recognized as an industry leader by the American Composites Manufacturers Association. The Center received two awards last year for its blast resistant tent panels made of composite material, and this year took home […]

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UMaine Researchers Develop Breakthrough Composites Technology

ORONO — Researchers at the University of Maine’s Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center have developed a new composite fabrication process that they hope will revolutionize the industry. Their method involves the use of applied pressure to infuse polymer resins into fabrics, wood, concrete, ceramics and other materials to produce stronger, more durable composites for the […]

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