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ASCC researchers earn 3 publications in May!

ASCC researchers published in StrUnlocking the Potential of Hydrophobic Cellulose Nanofibrils: Enhancing Composite Reinforcement and Drying Behavioructures ASCC researchers Megan Driscoll, Peter Kelly, and William Gramlichdrew Schanck were published in Langmuir.  An article by ASCC researchers Megan Driscoll, Peter Kelly, and William Gramlich was published in Langmuir. Titled “Impact of Aqueous Grafting of Polystyrene through Methacrylate-Modified Cellulose Nanofibrils on Emulsion…

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VolturnUS 10 Year Anniversary

10-Year Anniversary of VolturnUS 1:8: Pioneering the Future of Floating Offshore Wind in the United States Today, we commemorate the 10-year anniversary of VolturnUS 1:8, the first grid-connected floating offshore wind turbine successfully deployed in the United States off the coast of Castine, Maine! On May 31, 2013 – a decade ago the world witnessed…

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Researchers find nearly 500% increase in surface area compared to unmodified CNF

Researchers from the University of Maine, in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have published a journal article titled, “Polymer-Grafted Cellulose Nanofibrils with Enhanced Interfacial Compatibility for Stronger Poly(lactic acid) Composites” in Applied Polymer Materials on their work developing polymer-grafted cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs) for stronger poly(lactic acid) (PLA) composites. This research, which is a…

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Designed to address labor shortages and supply chain issues that are driving high costs and constricting the supply of affordable housing, BioHome3D is the first 3D-printed house made entirely with bio-based, recyclable materials

The American Floating Offshore Wind Technical Summit (AFloat) brings together industry, academia, academiarnment floating offshore wind experts from around the world to chart a course for floating offshore wind in the US. 

Shipshape Composites

Engineers in the University of Maine’s Advanced Engineered Wood Composites (AEWC) Center are working with the U.S. Navy and Maine businesses to improve shipbuilding technologies. With two…

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Put to the test

Structural and materials tests performed by the Advanced Engineered Wood Composites (AEWC) Center at the University of Maine have received an international stamp of approval that will…

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