Advanced Materials for Infrastructure and Energy

Wind-Wave basin

UMaine awarded nearly $1.4 million for transformational floating offshore wind energy technology

The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (UMaine Composites Center) has been awarded nearly $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program, and will collaborate on a more than $1.5 million award to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, both focused on research related to transformational floating offshore […]

Read more

Smart Cities Dive cites UMaine leadership in mass timber research

Smart Cities Dive listed the University of Maine as one of 10 universities to receive a combined $1 million in grants for mass timber projects. Mass timber is lauded for its ability to help cities reduce carbon footprints. The structures can last up to 100 years and sequester carbon from the atmosphere, according to the […]

Read more

Seacoastonline reports on Dagher’s talk about offshore wind in York

Seacoastonline.com covered a talk by Habib Dagher at the York Community Auditorium. “I asked myself, what is the world going to look like for our children,” said the executive director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine. “The challenge is to work together to use offshore wind to electrify heating […]

Read more

Media report UMaine a partner in Navy-funded boat hull building project

The Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, Maine Public, Mainebiz and the Republican Journal reported the University of Maine is a partner in a boat hull building project led by the Portland, Maine location of Honolulu, Hawaii-based company Navatek and funded by an $8 million U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research contract. The goal of the project is to […]

Read more

Sens. Collins, King, state leaders welcome DOE assistant secretary to UMaine Composites Center

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King joined officials from the Maine governor’s office July 26 in welcoming Daniel Simmons, Department of Energy (DOE) assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy, to the University of Maine.   Simmons toured the 100,000-square-foot Advanced Structures and Composites Center and its innovations under development, including next-generation floating wind […]

Read more

Walker, Tajvidi talk with News Center Maine about ‘Nanocellulose Valley’

News Center Maine interviewed Colleen Walker and Medhi Tajvidi for its story about nanocellulose research at the University of Maine, the lone facility in the United States with the ability to produce 1 ton of nanocellulose per day. Nanocellulose, made from wood pulp, is renewable, biodegradable and strong, and can be used to make a […]

Read more

Seacoastonline advances Dagher’s Aug. 6 talk about wind energy

Seacoastonline.com advanced Habib Dagher’s talk at 7 p.m. Aug. 6, at the York High School Auditorium. Dagher, founding director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine, will talk about capturing energy from wind over the Gulf of Maine and resultant advantages to the state. Dagher and UMaine colleagues have developed […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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, […]

Read more