Advanced Materials for Infrastructure and Energy

If you missed these achievements the first time, here’s a recap

During the first six months of 2019, University of Maine faculty and students have contributed to knowledge and solutions — locally and worldwide. Here’s a review of some highlights, including dog biscuits made of green crabs and a comprehensive scientific expedition on Mount Everest. January Food science majors to engage in active learning to prepare […]

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UMaine hosts Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center Conference

The University of Maine is hosting the first Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC) Conference on June 6–7 at the Donald P. Corbett Business Building. The goal is to share groundbreaking, next-generation research that will positively impact the durability of transportation infrastructure, increase the lifespan of transportation assets, and save money for departments of transportation based […]

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UMaine earns STARS Silver sustainability rating

The University of Maine earned its first STARS Silver Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) for recycling and composting nearly half of its waste; promoting student life opportunities, including a Green Living and Learning dorm floor; reducing water consumption by 20 percent per campus user; and more. STARS, […]

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Media cover UMaine, Oak Ridge National Laboratory research collaboration announcement

The Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, Maine Public, WABI (Channel 5), Mainebiz, Maine Startups Insider, Biofuels Digest and The Oak Ridger reported the University of Maine and Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced a research collaboration to help the forest products industry. The federally funded, $20 million manufacturing partnership will involve 3D printing using bioplastics made with wood fiber. “The material […]

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New $20 million additive manufacturing initiative connects local economies with national lab, UMaine resources

A new research collaboration between the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will advance efforts to 3D print with wood products, creating a new market for Maine’s forest products industry.    U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, Lamar Alexander and Angus King joined Daniel Simmons, […]

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University of Maine, Oak Ridge National Laboratory to announce $20 million 3D printing manufacturing partnership to boost forest products industry

Editor’s note: Story updated May 2 U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Lamar Alexander and Angus King will join University of Maine and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) leaders on May 2 to announce the launch of a large-scale bio-based additive — 3D printing — manufacturing program. The announcement of the ORNL and UMaine partnership will be […]

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UMaine celebrates research and creativity during Maine Impact Week

Maine Impact Week celebrates University of Maine faculty, students, community and their contributions to the social and economic advancement of the state and beyond. The public is invited to attend multiple events highlighting the impact of research and creative work produced by Maine’s research university the week of April 8–13. The featured event is the […]

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Assembly interviews Dagher, Anderson for report on UMaine Composites Center

Assembly magazine interviewed Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center; and James Anderson, senior R&D program manager at the UMaine Composites Center; for an article about boatbuilding at the center. The UMaine Composites Center is continuing a long-standing tradition of boatbuilding in the state of Maine by using […]

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BDN covers Maine Science Festival presentation by UMaine staff

The Bangor Daily News reported on a University of Maine staff presentation at the Maine Science Festival in Bangor on March 16 in an article about a middle school student who aspires to have his invention patented. Rachel Knapp, a science and engineering librarian at UMaine’s Fogler Library, and Renee Kelly, UMaine assistant vice president […]

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Research report showcases ‘global impact, local relevance’

The University of Maine recently published its Annual Research Report, showcasing the diversity of research by faculty and students and the impact of their work on the community — and beyond. The report demonstrates the success of interdisciplinary and collaborative research methods with stories that illustrate the positive outcomes and experience these techniques provide. “To […]

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