Dagher, composite bridge system cited in Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel book review

Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, and the composite bridge technology created at the center were cited in a Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel book review of “How Maine Changed the World” by Nancy Griffin. The book presents a history of 50 Mainers, including Dagher, who have made contributions to the country and world, according to the review. Under Dagher’s leadership, the UMaine Composites Center invented and designed Bridge-in-a-Backpack, a composite beam bridge system. It reduces construction time, lowers costs and doubles the lifespan of bridges, and is now sold worldwide, according to the article. Dagher has won national awards for his leadership.