2024 Rail Symposium Concluded

The Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC), housed within the ASCC, held its annual New England Railroad Symposium virtually on February 21st featuring presentations from a wide range of rail industry professionals including representatives from academia, industry, and government. This event received significant support and participation from the Maine Department of Transportation’s (MaineDOT) rail development & […]

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TIDC Researcher Introduces Engineering to Millinocket & Medway Students

Millinocket & Medway, ME – On a snowy January morning during a normal school day, Professor Aaron Gallant and his graduate research assistant, Temitope Omokinde, made the trip up I-95 from the University of Maine to Medway Middle School & Schenck High School. There, they introduced elementary through high school students to the world of […]

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The Maine Better Transportation Association on a tour of the ASCC lab

Maine Better Transportation Association Board Visits ASCC Lab

Orono, ME – During their recent annual meeting, contractors and engineers from the Maine Better Transportation Association (MBTA) Board visited UMaine’s Advanced Structures & Composites Center, and the newly completed Ferland Engineering Center. At the ASCC they were shown through the various labs by Richard Fredricks, a senior member of the Additive Manufacturing team. Here […]

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Schanck named a University Transportation Center Outstanding Student of the Year

Posted on 1/29/2020 University of Maine Ph.D. student Andrew Schanck, left, is pictured with Habib Dagher, director of the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center, at the 29th Annual University Transportation Center Conference in Washington, D.C. Schanck named a University Transportation Center Outstanding Student of the Year Bangor resident one of 34 nationwide recognized by U.S. DOT […]

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TIDC Research Team from UMaine Composites Center, UMaine Civil & Environmental Engineering and MaineDOT receive award for Best Paper by the Society of Plastics Engineers

Posted on 12/14/2021 Researchers from the University of Maine and Maine Department of Transportation received a Best Paper Award for research conducted in 3D printing thermoplastic polymer culvert diffuser for use in highway culvert rehabilitation. The award was presented to the group by the Society of Plastics Engineers Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Chapter at the 2021 […]

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2022 TIDC Student Recognition Night Announcement

The Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center Recognizes Outstanding Student Achievements at Annual Awards Ceremony

Posted Wednesday, 12/8/2021 – Orono, ME – The Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center recognized 28 students during the 2021 Annual TIDC Student Recognition Night on Dec.1. The Annual Student Recognition Night recognizes the Student of the Year and Student Poster Contest winners. Each year, the U.S. Department of Transportation honors outstanding students from participating University Transportation Centers […]

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Senator Collins Announces More Than $2.5 Million for UMaine Transportation Research

Posted Friday, 10/1/2021 on Susan Collins’ Press Releases Page Dr. Jonathan Rubin of UMaine, Dr. Moochul Shin of WNEU, Dr. Susan Faraji of UMass Lowell, Senator Susan Collins, Dr. Changhoon Lee of WNEU, Former MaineDOT Commissioner David Bernhardt, and TIDC Center Director Dr. Habib Dagher of UMaine Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Ranking […]

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TIDC Welcomes Dr. Aaron Bradshaw, P.E., to Their Team

Posted on 3/05/2021   TIDC is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Aaron Bradshaw, P.E., as the new Institutional Lead representing the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Bradshaw is an Associate Professor at the University of Rhode Island in the department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Originally hailing from Dartmouth, MA, he received his […]

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The Grist Mill Bridge in Hampden, Maine Now Open

Posted 2/24/2021 MaineDOT partnered with UMaine and UMass Lowell researchers to live-load test the innovative bridge system to obtain base-line measurements in the field. These measurements will help the researchers obtain data from the beginning of the bridges life, something that technology has not allowed for past bridge maintenance practices. TIDC researchers at the University […]

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