Advanced Materials for Infrastructure and Energy

UMaine cited in WVII coverage of report to Marine Resources Committee

WVII (Channel 7) reported that the University of Maine was cited in a report by the Governor’s Energy Office to the Marine Resources Committee of the state Legislature. “The University of Maine has developed a technology which can be made right here in the state and can be deployed using local content and creating local […]

Read more features wind energy op-ed from public advocate shared an op-ed by Barry Hobbins, Maine’s public advocate, noting that floating offshore wind power will benefit Maine’s electric consumers. In the piece, Hobbins refers to the promise of wind power, and notes that applying the floating offshore wind technology developed at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structure and Composites Center will put Maine […]

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BDN reports Pendse is 2021 Distinguished Maine Professor

The Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine announcement  that Hemant Pendse has been named the 2021 Distinguished Maine Professor. Pendse, a professor of chemical engineering and chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, will be honored in a virtual ceremony streamed on YouTube on April 29. 

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Tajvidi speaks with WVII about laminated nanomaterials patent

WVII (Channel 7) spoke with Mehdi Tajvidi, a University of Maine associate professor, about a new patented process for impregnating paper with nanoparticles to produce laminate materials. According to Tajvidi, the end result is a laminate that takes little energy to produce and has wide application.

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UMaine receives patent for composite laminates bound with cellulose nanofibers

The University of Maine has been issued a patent for a process to create strong composite laminates that are bound with cellulose nanofibrils (CNF). This technology, called Cellubound™, is part of UMaine’s widening patent portfolio of strong, environmentally friendly products bound with CNF. The process developed by UMaine researchers involves soaking sheets of paper in […]

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Pendse named 2021 Distinguished Maine Professor

Hemant Pendse, an internationally recognized leader in forest bioproducts research, has been named the University of Maine 2021 Distinguished Maine Professor. The annual Distinguished Maine Professor Award honors a UMaine professor who exemplifies the highest qualities of teaching, research and public service. It is sponsored by the University of Maine Alumni Association and its classes […]

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92 Moose notes Composite Center’s Guinness World Records

92 Moose (WMME) included Guinness World Records earned by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center in its list of world records achieved in Maine. The center earned three records for the world’s largest prototype polymer 3D printer, largest solid 3D-printed object, and largest 3D-printed boat in 2019.

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Connor’s Mainebiz op-ed cites UMaine floating offshore wind research

Mainebiz published an op-ed from Maine State Chamber of Commerce President Dana Connors, in which he deems floating offshore wind an emerging industry in Maine, that cites research from the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. The op-ed, “Floating offshore wind is a new industry by Maine, for Maine,” noted the VolturnUS project […]

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Media advance DOE funding for Composites Center’s wind turbine blade mold research

Renews, Manufacturing Global, The Maine Edge, 3-D Printing Network and CompositesWorld highlighted the Department of Energy awarding $2.8 million to the Advance Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine to develop a rapid, low-cost additive manufacturing — 3D printing — solution for fabricating large, segmented wind blade molds. In addition, the UMaine Composites […]

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