R&D plan

New round of RRF grants support collaborations and student research learning across the state

Ten new projects have been competitively selected in the 2022 funding round of University of Maine System Research Reinvestment Fund (RRF). Each project includes multicampus collaborations, with student research learning experiences serving as a central component to the collaborative research being conducted statewide.   These one-year projects will foster research and development activities in three important […]

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President Ferrini-Mundy, professor George Jacobson, and Maine Chamber of Commerce President Dana Connors standing in balcony of state house while Maine Legislature congratulates UMaine's attainment of R1 research classification

Legislature’s Joint Resolution commends UMaine’s R1 designation

In a Joint Resolution March 9, the Maine State Legislature recognized the University of Maine for its national designation as a Carnegie R1 research university. The resolution commended the university “on its well-deserved designation and the groundbreaking achievements and commitment to excellence by the faculty, scientists, students and staff.”  UMaine is the only university in […]

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UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center produces world’s largest 3D-printed logistics vessel for U.S. Department of Defense

Orono, Maine — The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center has achieved a groundbreaking milestone in composite manufacturing with the production of two 3D-printed prototype logistics vessels for the U.S. Department of Defense. Marine Corps Systems Command’s Advanced Manufacturing Operations Cell (AMOC), in collaboration with the UMaine Composites Center, used advanced manufacturing techniques […]

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Experts contribute to Maine’s plan for climate action

The Maine Climate Council released its four-year plan for climate action Tuesday, the same day 60-mph wind gusts were battering the state. As Council member Ivan Fernandez remarked during the public release of the report that the five hottest years in Earth’s recorded history were the last five, the temperature in a number of communities […]

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Media report Kingfish Zeeland taps CCAR to build yellowtail broodstock 

Mainebiz, Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, The Ellsworth American, Undercurrent News, IntraFish, SeafoodSource, Fish Focus and The Fish Site reported the University of Maine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR) in Franklin will provide incubation services to Kingfish Zeeland, which is looking to develop a $110 million land-based aquaculture facility in Jonesport. “We see building an early and strong […]

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Maine magazine highlights Composites Center’s innovation 

Maine magazine detailed how a research and development team at the University of Maine printed the largest 3D object in the world. “It started as a glob of bioplastic. At the end of 72 hours, it was a 25-foot-long patrol boat weighing 5,000 pounds,” began the feature about how the University of Maine Advanced Structures […]

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Maine Public’s biggest story of year: record-setting 3D printer, boat 

A University of Maine time lapse video of a 25-foot, 5,000-pound boat being printed by a 3D printer at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center was Maine Public’s biggest story of 2019 based on traffic volume. The Composites Center earned three Guinness World Records — for the largest printer, the largest solid […]

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Mother and baby

Opioid-dependent mothers have reduced social neuropeptide levels, give fewer gentle touches to babies

Mothers being treated for opioid-dependency showed impaired responsiveness and sensitivity to their babies, compared to mothers not dependent on opioids but similar in socioeconomic and lifestyle factors.  The opioid-dependent mothers’ sensitivity deficits were associated with reduced oxytocin (OT) release. OT, which is made in the hypothalamus of the brain, is normally released during mothers’ interactions […]

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Islam Hafez

Hafez to develop nanocellulose-based system to remove arsenic from drinking water 

Islam Hafez will develop a nanocellulose-based point-of-use purification system that removes arsenic from drinking water. The United States Department of Agriculture awarded the postdoctoral researcher in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine $132,403 for the two-year project. The university is contributing $67,216 toward the project. “I like my work to be […]

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