Advanced Materials for Infrastructure and Energy

Cross laminated timber

‘Plywood on steroids’ could help grow industry

Nicholas Willey once planned to be a lawyer. Then, at his mother’s suggestion, the then-Caribou High School student attended the free University of Maine Pulp & Paper Foundation program “Consider Engineering” that gives juniors insight into the field. “It really opened my eyes to what engineering encompassed,” says Willey. As well as persuasively made the […]

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UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center a resource to businesses and students

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjSH6jYRzIY&feature=youtu.be Transcript The award-winning Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine is a world leader in the design and manufacture of composites and structures.  Over the last 20 years, the UMaine Composites Center has engineered structures for NASA, the U.S. Army Corps, the Department of Homeland Security, and hundreds of other organizations […]

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Testing underway for wave energy devices, $2.25 million U.S. DOE prize

The Harold Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Lab at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center is one of five U.S. facilities competitively selected to conduct 1:50-scale testing as part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wave Energy Prize this December. The Wave Energy Prize is a 20-month design-build-test prize competition that seeks […]

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Norway spruce testing

UMaine tests Norway spruce to see if it makes the cut for construction

University of Maine scientists are testing wood from some of the 3 billion trees the Civilian Conservation Corps planted during the Great Depression. Staff and students at the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center are evaluating strength values (including bending and tension) of about 1,200 pieces of lumber milled from Norway spruce that grew in […]

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Alfond Foundation awards $3.9M to develop Alfond Ocean Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Laboratories

During a laboratory dedication this morning at the University of Maine, the Harold Alfond Foundation announced a $3.9 million grant to the University of Maine to match $9.98 million already raised, formally establishing the Harold Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory and Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center on campus. “We are […]

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UMaine-led offshore wind project receives additional $3.7 million from DOE

The University of Maine-led New England Aqua Ventus I offshore wind project will be awarded an additional $3.7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), subject to appropriations, to complete engineering and planning work, and approach financial close. The funding, announced by Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King in a joint statement Nov. 16, […]

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University of Maine: Fostering Maine’s newest innovations and companies

https://youtu.be/DxfKVVIjTMc Transcript The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) is a beneficial resource for inventors and entrepreneurs who are looking for early-stage capital to support the commercialization of new products and services. At TechWalk, a recent showcase of MTI’s most successful technology-based companies, the University of Maine’s role as a business resource was noteworthy, with many participating […]

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Habib Dagher

Dagher to be recognized as 2015 White House Transportation Champion of Change

  An official White House video of the Champions of Change event is available online.   Habib Dagher, founding director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, will be recognized as a 2015 White House Transportation Champion of Change on Oct. 13, in Washington, D.C. The White House Champions of Change event, […]

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Young’s fellowship out of this world

University of Maine civil engineering doctoral student Andrew Young has been named a 2015 NASA Space Technology Research Fellow for his work on the Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (HIAD) project at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center. A HIAD is a nose-mounted device on a spacecraft that slows the craft as it enters a planet’s […]

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