Advanced Materials for Infrastructure and Energy

Forestry experts gather Oct. 3–5 at UMaine

The University of Maine School of Forest Resources, in conjunction with the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, will host meetings of two ASTM International committees and the Wood I-Joist Manufacturers Association (WIJMA) Oct. 3–5. Stephen Shaler, director of the School of Forest Resources and associate director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, says welcoming […]

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Mainebiz reports on offshore wind industry legislation

Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, was included in a Mainebiz article about legislation introduced by Sens. Susan Collins and Tom Carper to create financial incentives to spur the country’s emerging offshore wind industry. The Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act would create an investment tax credit redeemable […]

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ORPC and UMaine staff members standing nexts to tidal energy technology

ORPC successfully concludes Power Take-off testing at UMaine

Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) has successfully completed full-scale testing of a specialized, water-lubricated bearing system and associated driveline components designed for underwater systems that capture energy from ocean tides and river currents at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. The purpose is to make the systems more durable and efficient, reduce […]

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Kleinschmidt Windstorm, Maine Wind Blade challenges slated for May 19

More than 250 students are expected to participate in two middle and high school STEM competitions Friday, May 19 at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center: the Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge and the ninth annual Maine Wind Blade Challenge. The competitions, which showcase real-world, hands-on STEM innovation by middle and high school students […]

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BDN interviews Wheeler, Bilodeau about biofuels

Clay Wheeler and Michael Bilodeau were interviewed for a Bangor Daily News piece about hurdles that biofuels must clear in order to help revitalize communities hurt by the decline of paper industries. “The economics are tough because the capital investment — at least for these first-of-a-kind plants — is very high,” said Wheeler, who researches […]

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UMaine, Kleinschmidt Associates announce naming gift in support of Windstorm Challenge

The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center and Kleinschmidt Associates, headquartered in Pittsfield, Maine, have announced a naming gift to support the Windstorm Challenge, a STEM competition at UMaine for Maine middle school and high school students, focusing on renewable energy, innovation and economic development. The Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge will be held May […]

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Engineering-News Record names Dagher a Top 25 newsmaker

Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, has been named one of 2016’s Top 25 Newsmakers by Engineering-News Record (ENR). The award will be formally presented in April in New York City. At that time, ENR also will announce which one of the Top 25 Newsmakers will receive […]

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Composite bridge in Belfast, Maine

Bridge-In-A-Backpack spinoff company signs agreement with international firm

Editor’s note: Video of Jan. 19 announcement. Advanced Infrastructure Technologies (AIT), a University of Maine spinoff company, has signed an exclusive distribution and marketing agreement for North America with Terre Armee Group/Reinforced Earth Company (TA/RECo). This formative agreement will help grow adoption of UMaine’s patented composite arch bridge technology in North America, with the intent […]

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UMaine engineers make waves in naval architecture

A tiny storm rages at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center. Simulated wind and waves beat against the hull of a model FPSO vessel in conditions comparable to a 100-year storm off the coast of western Africa. Watching from the side of the wind-wave basin in the Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory, […]

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