Advanced Materials for Infrastructure and Energy

McGlynn discusses offshore wind research with Engineering News-Record

Engineering News-Record interviewed Alyssa McGlynn, a University of Maine graduate student studying mechanical engineering, about her offshore wind energy research. McGlynn’s work focuses on scale model testing of synthetic floating wind turbine mooring systems to validate design performance before full scale structures are deployed at sea. “If Americans want to maintain their energy-rich lifestyles and […]

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TIDC hosts in-person Transportation Infrastructure Conference Aug. 9–11

The Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC) at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center will host the 4th Annual Transportation Infrastructure Conference in person from Aug. 9–11.  The 2022 conference, with the theme “Implementing Transportation Innovation,” will feature several panels of innovators, researchers, industry leaders, and other professionals discussing advancements and applications in […]

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BDN cites UMaine role in Old Town bridge project

The Bangor Daily News reported that the Maine Department of Transportation will use the University of Maine’s bridge composite technology to replace the Llewellyn Estes Memorial Bridge after rejecting all the bids it received for being too expensive. A bridge that carried Route 1A over Souadabscook Stream in Hampden that opened in late 2020 was […]

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PPH, Maine Public report on 3D printing affordable housing at UMaine ASCC

The Portland Press Herald and Maine Public reported on the effort at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center to 3D print small homes made with wood fiber. Home to the world’s largest polymer 3D printer, ASCC is developing robotic and artificial intelligence technology to automate construction, which they predict will be faster […]

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Andrew Schanck: Alumnus continues his UMaine work in cutting-edge bridge technology 

Andrew Schanck from Pittsfield, Maine received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and his Ph.D in civil engineering from the University of Maine. He says he chose UMaine because of its renowned engineering program and stayed to pursue research as a graduate student in bridge engineering and advanced numerical modeling. He started working at UMaine’s world-class […]

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Recharge News references UMaine-affiliated floating offshore wind project

In an article about the role floating wind turbine technology can play in growing the U.S. offshore wind sector, Recharge News referenced the floating offshore wind technology demonstration project being developed by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center and New England Aqua Ventus, a joint venture of Diamond Offshore Wind, a subsidiary […]

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Civil + Structural Engineer features UMaine ASCC’s timber revolution

Civil + Structural Engineer magazine reported that the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) is positioning itself to lead a mass timber revolution. ASCC qualified two new grades of cross-laminated timber using Maine-sourced lumber, so Maine lumber can now be used in CLT building construction for buildings as high as 10 stories […]

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Maritime Professional, MarineLink highlight Dagher serving as keynote speaker for Worldwide Ferry Safety Association presentation

Maritime Professional and MarineLink highlighted an upcoming virtual presentation on May 18 at the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association event, where the keynote speaker will be Habib Dagher. Dagher, founding director of UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Sector, will be talking about the Composite Center’s design and construction of the world’s largest 3D-printed vessels.

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BDN, WABI report on Windstorm Challenge at UMaine 

The Bangor Daily News and WABI (Channel 5) reported on the Windstorm Challenge, an annual competition hosted by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center in which teams of middle and high school students create floating platforms for wind turbines that can best withstand wind and waves. Students’ platforms were tested in the […]

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