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Vetelino’s Sensor Project

Dr. John Vetelino’s research project aimed at providing healthcare providers with tools to prevent patients from falling has grown to include the detection of biomarkers associated with diseases such as pancreatic cancer. See the full story at UM Research.

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Maine Day of Giving

  May 3rd is the Maine Day of Giving! Visit our giving page: Make a LASST-ing Investment to make a gift directly to the Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology. Be sure to challenge other UMaine alumni to do the same! #mainedayofgiving17  

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Dr. Brian D. Pate Seminar

SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT Proactive Countermeasures to Weapons of Mass Destruction Dr. Brian D. Pate Physical Scientist Chemical and Biological Technologies Department Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) When:  Tuesday, March 28th, 2017,  1-2 pm Where:  Hill Auditorium, ESRB/Barrows Hall, UMaine, Orono The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is the lead component of the U.S. Department of Defense […]

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New Microdevice

Researchers at the University of Maine MicroInstruments and Systems Laboratory, in collaboration with The Jackson Laboratory, have developed a new microfluidic tool that reproduces in the laboratory the same physiochemical environment that instructs embryonic stem cells to develop into organized tissue. Using this device, the research team has successfully generated a portion of the embryonic […]

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Anin Maskay: International Award

Anin Maskay recently won a Best Paper Award at the 2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium held in Tours, France.  Anin is a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering, advised by Dr. Mauricio Pereira da Cunha, and works in the LASST laboratory.  Their paper is entitled “High Temperature Static Strain Microwave Acoustic Sensor”. The conference consists of […]

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Pereira daCunha & Vetelino: New Grant

Drs. Mauricio Pereira da Cunha and John Vetelino were awarded a second year contract for $132,300 from TriQuint Semiconductor. The focus of this research project will be on methods for thin-film material characterization for SAW (surface acoustic wave) and TCSAW (temperature compensated surface acoustic wave) devices. The goal is to extract acoustic material parameters for metals […]

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Tripp Presents at Aging Initiative Conference

Carl Tripp, professor of chemistry and director of LASST, discussed the ongoing development of a simple water purification device for use in homes or residential care facilities at the UMaine Aging Initiative Conference held August 22 at Wells Conference Center. Even in situations when water is safe to drink, he said 20 percent of seniors […]

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Meulenberg & Highland Games

Dr. Robert Meulenberg, associate professor of physics and LASST faculty member, was featured in Bangor Metro’s August issue. Meulenberg, an Orono resident, is one of two Mainers who compete professionally at Highland Games around the country. Before he competed in Highland Games, he took part in strongman and powerlifting competitions for more than a decade […]

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