Research

A photo of MIRTA cohort 5 participants

Fifth cohort of MIRTA accelerator teams wraps up work

Four faculty-led teams pursuing commercialization of research projects are ready for the next steps in that journey having completed the University of Maine’s 2022 MIRTA accelerator program. The teams presented their projects at a Demo Day event earlier this month, marking the conclusion of this year’s program. The 2022 MIRTA teams, the fifth cohort to […]

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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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BDN shares UMaine Machias lobsterman survey 

The Bangor Daily News reported on a survey conducted by University of Maine at Machias associate professor Tora Johnson that polled 106 lobstermen and shellfish harvesters in Hancock and Washington counties and found that barriers to medical care in the injury-prone industry are likely significant contributors to addiction and overdose. Johnson said the burden of […]

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Mount Desert Islander shares UMaine nanocellulose container study

The Mount Desert Islander reported that University of Maine engineers have created a grease-proof, water-resistant container from recyclable cellulose nanocomposites that could be the next big thing in takeout technology. The containers are constructed from cellulose nanofibril and lignin-containing cellulose nanofibril wood flour composites, which producers have recently shown interest in because they are nontoxic, […]

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Maine Monitor highlights student research about microplastics

In an article about Maine’s sludge spreading ban, the Maine Monitor noted that University of Maine student researchers Maine that microplastics were in a fifth of the snails and slugs and more than half of the livestock feces while analyzing samples taken for an unrelated experiment is the nation’s first state to ban the spreading […]

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