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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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Yi Peng

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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Sunil Bhandari Graduate Research Award 2017

Graduate Student Sunil Bhandari receives Edward T. Bryand Graduate Research Award from the UMaine College of Engineering

On November 17, graduate student Sunil Bhandari was presented with the 2017 Edward T. Bryand Graduate Research Award from the UMaine College of Engineering. Dr. Roberto Lopez-Anido, Bhandari’s advisor, read the following commentary during the award ceremony: Last Fall, Sunil Bhandari presented a technical paper on additive manufacturing at the international Composites and Advanced Materials (CAMX) Conference. […]

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Madeline Wehrle: Researching structural thermoplastics for use in medical field

Madeline Wehrle was interested in medicine from an early age. After being introduced to isometric drawing and computer-aided design, or CAD, modeling in high school, she also became interested in bioengineering. “It was more of a realization that innovation or engineering is applicable to whatever field you are most passionate about — which for me […]

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UMaine engineers make waves in naval architecture

A tiny storm rages at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center. Simulated wind and waves beat against the hull of a model FPSO vessel in conditions comparable to a 100-year storm off the coast of western Africa. Watching from the side of the wind-wave basin in the Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory, […]

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