Advanced Materials for Infrastructure and Energy

Press Herald editorial about offshore wind, lobster cites UMaine research

A Portland Press Herald editorial about President Joseph R. Biden Jr., offshore wind energy and the Maine lobster industry cited technology developed by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center that supports the development of floating offshore wind facilities. Centralmaine.com shared the editorial.

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Angelina Buzzelli: Addressing affordable housing shortage through additive manufacturing

Angelina Buzzelli, a University of Maine MBA student and Graduate Assistant at the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, is contributing research at the national level to address the shortage of affordable housing in the U.S. through innovative 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, technology. Buzzelli recently shared her research with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and […]

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UMaine-led research team designing new, high entropy materials for optoelectronics

A University of Maine-led research team, in collaboration with the University of Alabama, will design a new class of materials capable of improving solar cells, lasers and other optoelectronic devices that convert light into energy with a $525,000 collaborative research award from the National Science Foundation. Liping Yu, an assistant professor of physics at the […]

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Dagher speaks to Newsy about U.S. offshore wind potential

Habib Dagher spoke with Newsy about the potential for offshore wind development in the U.S. “You know, in many ways, the development of offshore wind, if we could offshore in the U.S., has been driven mostly by the states,” says Dagher, director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. “We have lacked […]

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Mainebiz, AP report on DOT grant to create resilient infrastructure

Mainebiz and the Associated Press reported that the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center has received a $2.6 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to support continued research and development of resilient infrastructure. The center’s director, Habib Dagher, testified before a U.S. Senate subcommittee in […]

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Media report on state’s application for floating offshore wind lease

The Associated Press, Maine Public, the Mount Desert Islander, Splash 247.com, Recharge, Windtech International and The Hill reported that Maine Gov. Janet Mills has applied for a lease to build a floating offshore wind demonstration site in federal water approximately 30 miles off the coast of Maine. About 12 floating hulls, which were developed at […]

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WGME speaks with Shaler about building with cross-laminated timber

WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) talked with Steve Shaler, a University of Maine professor of sustainable materials, for a story about construction of a new tower in Westbrook that is being built with cross-laminated timber (CLT). Shaler noted that building with CLT manufactured with lumber from sustainably managed forests decreases a building’s carbon and energy […]

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