Advanced Materials for Infrastructure and Energy

BioHome3D highlighted by Business Insider

In a story about a 3D-printed tiny house developed at the Woodbury University School of Architecture, Business Insider highlighted the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center’s BioHome3D, the first 3D-printed house made entirely with bio-based materials.

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BDN interviews Dagher about challenges to offshore wind development 

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, about the challenges to offshore wind development, including supply chain issues and upfront costs. “You save money in the long run, and it’s a major opportunity to decarbonize our economy,” Dagher said.

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ASCC researchers discuss mass timber with Maine Public

Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC), and Russell Edgar, senior laboratory operations manager and wood composites manager for the ASCC, spoke to Maine Public for a story titled “Senator Angus King asks federal government to consider mass timber in construction projects.” “To start a new industry […]

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Spectrum News features BioHome3D

Spectrum News featured the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center’s (ASCC) BioHome3D, the first 3D-printed house made entirely with bio-based materials. “Our mission is to bring green energy and materials to society,” said ASCC Executive Director Habib Dagher. 

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‘The Maine Question’ asks if Maine become a global pioneer in renewable energy and infrastructure

Finding possible solutions to the nation’s ailing infrastructure, affordable housing deficit and renewable energy needs is all in a day’s work for the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC).  At Maine’s largest university-based research facility, faculty, staff and many students are feverishly developing new materials and technologies to help address national and […]

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BioHome3D receives prestigious national Award at CAMX 2023 in Atlanta

Editor’s note: This story was updated on Nov. 2.  BioHome3D, the first ever 3D-printed house made entirely with bio-based materials, has been honored with the Combined Strength Award at the 2023 CAMX Conference in Atlanta.  This award recognizes a product that embodies the spirit of collaboration and innovation through the use of composite materials. CAMX, […]

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BDN interviews Nixon about oyster farming in Maine

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Matt Nixon, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maine and owner of Muddy River Farm Aquaponics, about his plans to farm oysters. In collaboration with researchers at UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, he is designing the world’s first 3D-printed, closed-loop oyster-farming tank made from sustainable materials. The prototype […]

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News Center Maine features Dagher teaching high school students

News Center Maine reported on Habib Dagher, founding executive director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, teaching a workshop in which high school students built and tested simple bridges with sticks, spaghetti, marshmallows and gumdrops. The workshop was part of the ACE (Architecture, Construction and Engineering) Mentor Program. “We are constantly […]

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Maine public reports on BioHome3D enduring first winter

Maine Public reported on BioHome3D, the first 3D-printed house made entirely with bio-based materials, withstanding its first winter. The house was developed by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC). “Then we had 45-below wind chill factors. You remember that? And we were concerned about how this house [might] expand and contract,” […]

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