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FIRST Seeks New Director

As the head of a university-level institute, the Director of FIRST will hold a tenured appointment in a relevant academic department and will report to the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School. The main responsibilities consist of overseeing the research, academic, fiscal, personnel management, communications, and programmatic aspects of the institute. The […]

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FIRST Students Win Awards at PEC 2018

Two FIRST (formerly LASST) graduate student researchers recently won awards for posters presented at the 78th Physical Electronics Conference held in June, 2018. Recent graduates Akbar Mahdavi-Shakib and Michael Small won First and Second place, respectively. More information about the conference, plus abstracts for their projects can be found here.

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FIRST Project Receives $2.5 Million DOE Grant

A UMaine research project entitled “Technology Maturation of Wireless Harsh-Environment Sensors for Improved Condition-Based Monitoring,” led by FIRST (formerly known as LASST) members Mauricio Pereira da Cunha, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Robert Lad, professor of physics, has just received a $2.5 million dollar grant from the Department of Energy. More information can […]

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Ayes Receives 2017 Student Symposium Award

Congratulations to undergraduate, Armando Ayes, on the work he presented during the 2017 University of Maine Student Symposium, held April 24th at the Cross Insurance Center. Ayes, who is being advised by Dr. Mauricio Periera da Cunha, received an IEEE award for his presentation on “Temperature Compensated Langasite Surface Acoustic Wave Devices for High Temperature […]

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