Executive Director of Advanced Structures and Composites Center, University of Maine
As the founding Executive Director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, Dr. Dagher is a world-leading advocate for developing advanced structural systems which simultaneously optimize structures, materials, and construction.
Under his leadership, the UMaine Composites Center has gained national and international reputation from major research and development projects, such as:
Additionally, Dr. Dagher holds more than 25 patents, and has received numerous awards, including:
Under Dr. Dagher’s leadership, the UMaine Composites Center has grown to 150 full and part-time employees and students, has over 500 clients and partners globally, and is housed in a 100,000 ft2 ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratory.
Dr. Dagher earned his Ph.D. in structural engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as two Masters Degrees in Structural engineering and engineering mechanics and joined the University of Maine faculty in 1985.