Dagher recognized as 2019 Transportation Champion, Mainebiz reports

Mainebiz reported Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, was recognized as the 2019 Transportation Champion by the Maine Better Transportation Association (MBTA) at an Oct. 4 ceremony in Freeport. Dagher received the award for his founding of the composites center, a National Science Foundation-funded program housed in a 100,000-square-foot laboratory, which has grown from a staff of four to more than 240 under his tenure. The award also recognized Dagher’s leadership in developing the composite arch bridge system Bridge-in-a-Backpack and a composite girder system, the CT Girder, as well as directing the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center, according to Mainebiz.