Advanced Materials for Infrastructure and Energy

BDN interviews UMaine experts about proposed salmon farm in Belfast

The Bangor Daily News interviewed three University of Maine experts from the School of Marine Sciences and School of Earth and Climate Sciences about the possible environmental effects of what is expected to be one of the world’s largest indoor salmon farms proposed for construction near the Little River in Belfast. Damian Brady, an associate […]

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UMaine, NU launch new collaborative research program 

A new Seed Grant Program will facilitate research collaborations between the University of Maine and Northeastern University as part of a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions.  The program will fund up to $50,000 for a year of research for each initiative led by at least one researcher from each university in any field […]

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BDN covers AMC, industry collaboration to produce masks

The Bangor Daily News reported on a collaboration between the University of Maine’s Advanced Manufacturing Center and industry partners to produce masks during the coronavirus pandemic. After several weeks in early March during which Ntension and Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center worked with AMC and the Manufacturers Association of Maine to run extensive filtration […]

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AP reports on $5 million for Transportation Center housed at UMaine

The Associated Press reported on the federal government allocating $5 million toward the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC) housed at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. The TIDC, which includes six university members from across New England, strives to develop solutions for improving the durability, cost-effectiveness and the lifespan of existing and […]

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MaineBiz reports that MacKay has joined Composites Center 

MaineBiz reported on Susan MacKay, co-founder and former CEO of Cerahelix Inc., becoming senior research and development program manager at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. MacKay is managing the large-scale biobased additive manufacturing program, researching, developing and commercializing products that involve 3-D printing technology, according to the report. She also will […]

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Dagher describes to Down East his favorite Maine place 

Habib Dagher talked with Down East Magazine about his favorite place in Maine — UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, which he founded and directs. “It’s where I spend most of my time, and I love every minute of it,” he says. And why not, last fall there, the world’s largest 3D printer crafted the […]

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‘The Maine Question’ podcast looks at future of Maine forests

The latest episode of “The Maine Question” asks, what does the future hold for Maine’s forests? Forests play a central role in defining the state — from its geography to the economy to just about any aspect of Maine’s way of life that you can think of.  But the way forestry is practiced and the […]

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Revisit 2019 faculty, student discoveries

University of Maine faculty members and students conducted fascinating and impactful research important to Maine and the world in 2019. This roundup of stories from July to December covers 3D printing, eDNA, obesity, lobster resilience, and sustainable aquaculture. And here’s a link to research and news highlights from January to June. All UMaine news stories […]

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Maine magazine highlights Composites Center’s innovation 

Maine magazine detailed how a research and development team at the University of Maine printed the largest 3D object in the world. “It started as a glob of bioplastic. At the end of 72 hours, it was a 25-foot-long patrol boat weighing 5,000 pounds,” began the feature about how the University of Maine Advanced Structures […]

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