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Maine boatbuilders pose for a photo at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center

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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Senator Susan Collins, UMaine President Ferrini-Mundy and Maine DOT Commissioner David Bernhardt Celebrate the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center and Bridge Test

During a press event on August 8, 2018, U.S. Senator Susan Collins, University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt and the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) Executive Director Habib Dagher announced plans for the highly competitive $14.2 million, five-year grant recently awarded to the University of Maine […]

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Jacob Ward

Paper by Ph.D. Student Jacob Ward Awarded 2nd Place in Student Paper Competition

The New England section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) announced that a paper by Jacob Ward, a Ph.D. student at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (the Center), was awarded 2nd place in a student paper competition. The paper, titled, “Design and Numerical Simulation of a Variable-Scale Floating Offshore Model […]

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UMaine performs test on innovative bridge girder made of composite materials

UMaine Engineers Unveil and Test Innovative Bridge System

ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine unveiled an innovative, rapidly deployable bridge system today at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC). Engineers, Maine Department of Transportation officials, business leaders, investors, researchers, members from Advanced Infrastructure Technologies (AIT), and staff attended the event, during which a bridge span was strength-tested in the laboratory using computer-controlled […]

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UMaine Wins $14.2M DOT Award from Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

Taxpayer dollars will be saved with longer-lasting bridges, roads FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Meghan Collins 207.581.2117 mc@maine.edu ORONO, Maine – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has selected the University of Maine to lead the creation of a highly competitive University Transportation Center (UTC) called the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC). TIDC aims to help save taxpayer […]

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A CG image of the VolturnUS

UMaine Offshore Wind Project Forges Ahead with Maine PUC

Earlier today, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) voted to review Maine Aqua Ventus terms for our two-turbine research and development project off of Monhegan Island. During today’s deliberation, they identified additional questions they would like answered before they move forward with a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) decision. The stakes are high for Maine, as […]

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