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Vincent Caccese , Ph.D., PE - Dr. Vincent Caccese, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Coordinator

5711 Boardman Hall, Rm. 212

University of Maine,

Orono, ME 04469

tel: (207) 581-2131

fax: (207) 581-2379


Areas of expertise

Dr. Caccese has expertise in structural mechanics with current emphasis on design innovations using metal, composite and polymer materials. His current research interests are in the structural response of metal and composite materials, connections in hybrid composite/metal structures, and fatigue life in connections. Several ongoing projects include:

  • Development of impact resistant systems for protection against head injury.

  • Fatigue studies of welded connections.

  • Work on inflatable structures including wireless sensing systems, astronaut protection systems and hyperbaric chamber.


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