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Researchers Awarded $250,000 Grant to Develop Next-Generation CNF Building Materials; Support Growth of Maine Forest Products Industry

Drs. Mehdi Tajvidi, Douglas Gardner, Douglas Bousfield, and Jinwu Wang of the School of Forest Resources and Advanced Structures and Composites Center have received a $250,000 grant from P3Nano to develop next generation cellulose nanofibril (CNF) building materials. The goal of this research is to commercialize new CNF building materials, which would lead the creation of Maine […]

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2018 Director’s Award Recipients Announced

We celebrated the hard work and dedication of students, faculty, and staff on April 27th 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 […]

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Graduating Senior Matthew Ireland Awarded J. Morris Weinberg Student Innovation Award

Graduating senior in Mechanical Engineering, Matthew Ireland was awarded the J. Morris Weinberg Student Innovation Award. The purpose of this award is to encourage the efforts and achievements of outstanding science student undergraduates who undertake novel and entrepreneurial initiatives in a multidisciplinary environment. Ireland was nominated for the award by Dr. Habib Dagher, Dr. Masoud Rais-Rohani, and James Anderson. […]

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Graduate Student Hannah Allen Awarded Best Presentation at UMaine Student Symposium

Hannah Allen, a graduate student advised by Dr. Andrew Goupee, Dr. Anthony Viselli, and Dr. Habib Dagher, received an award for Best Presentation at the UMaine 2018 Student Symposium on Research and Creative Activity. Allen’s presentation, titled, “Testing and Validation of Emerging Hull Technologies for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines,” examined a 6 MW iteration of an […]

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Peng Awarded Prestigious 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Yi Peng, a graduate student in civil engineering who conducts research at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, has received a 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The Fellowship provides a three-year annual stipend and tuition assistance. Peng, from Old Town, Maine, is among the 2,000 Fellows selected from more than 12,000 applicants. Peng […]

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Dr. Yousoo Han Promoted to Associate Research Professor

Dr. Yousoo Han is among twenty-one University of Maine faculty who received tenure and/or promotion earlier this week. The faculty members were nominated by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter based on a peer and administrative review of their successful teaching, research and public service, and approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. Dr. […]

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Dwyer featured in Journal of Light Construction

Mark Dwyer, a research engineer at the UMaine Composites Center, was recently featured in the Journal of Light Construction for a personal side project: designing and building a net-zero home in Bangor, Maine. Click here to read the full article. From the article: These days, building a house that complies with the energy code can […]

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Paper by McDonald, Goupee, Berube, and Lopez-Anido published in book on Structural Health Monitoring

A paper titled, “Numerical Model for Predicting Carbon Fiber Composite Cable Forces in a Cable-Stayed Bridge,” was recently published in Structural Health Monitoring 2017: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring. The paper was authored by University of Maine researchers Dr. Andrew Goupee, Dr. Keith Berube, and Dr. Roberto Lopez-Anido. Abstract: Carbon Fiber Composite […]

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