Dr. Habib J. Dagher, P.E.

Principal Investigator, New England Aqua Ventus
Principal Investigator, DeepCwind Consortium
Bath Iron Works Professor of Structural Engineering

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As the founding executive director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, Dr. Dagher is a world-leading advocate for high-performance and cost-effective composite materials in advanced structural applications.

Dr. Dagher earned his Ph.D. in structural engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and joined the University of Maine faculty in 1985. He has chaired national committees focused on structural bridge engineering and composite materials. He has testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, advocating for a national commitment to research and development of deepwater offshore wind energy as a pathway to national energy independence.


Ph.D., Civil/Structural Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1985
M.S., Engineering Mechanics,  University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1984
M.S., Civil/Structural Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982
B.S., Civil Engineering, Cum Laude, University of Dayton-Ohio, 1980