UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center a resource to businesses and students

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The award-winning Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine is a world leader in the design and manufacture of composites and structures.  Over the last 20 years, the UMaine Composites Center has engineered structures for NASA, the U.S. Army Corps, the Department of Homeland Security, and hundreds of other organizations and businesses around the globe. The center is unique in its ability to develop and test products ranging in size from microscopic nanoparticles to wind blades over 20 stories tall. Wind blades are tested on the center’s reaction floor, which is the largest testing site of its kind in the United States. The facility also houses new laboratories specializing in the rapid manufacture of thermoplastic composites and wind-wave ocean engineering. Each year, the center employs more than 100 undergraduates and graduate students, providing them with invaluable hands-on experience. In this video, Professor Habib Dagher, executive director of the UMaine Composites Center, talks about the center’s services and the opportunities it provides to businesses, students, and Maine’s future innovators. To learn more, visit composites.umaine.edu.

For more information about these and other innovation and economic development initiatives at UMaine, visit umaine.edu/econdev.