UMaine Center to Host International Conference in Bar Harbor

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571; Roberta Laverty at (207) 581-2110

ORONO — The University of Maine’s Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center will host composites researchers and manufacturers from around the globe at the Third International Conference on Advanced Engineered Wood Composites in Bar Harbor, July 10 — 14.

In addition to introducing the cutting edge composites research at UMaine, the conference also provides an opportunity for Maine companies to network with participants from U.S. universities and companies as well as attendees from Canada, Australia, Austria, Japan, Romania, Malaysia, Ghana and Thailand.

Conference presentations will cover topics including wood plastic composites, codes and standards for wood composites, the use of engineered wood in bridge construction, adhesion, biobased composites, composites for marine and military applications and composites in construction.

The conference will also provide opportunities for UMaine students to present their research and to network with participants at a poster session.

The Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center, recently awarded a $6 million grant to do research for the U.S. Army, will also offer an extended laboratory tour on Thursday July 14 from 9:30 a.m.-noon in Orono as part of the conference activities.

A conference schedule is available upon request.