Updated: Sep 30, 2022
Habib Dagher is the founding Executive Director of the Advanced Structures & Composites Center, a National Science Foundation funded research center housed in an 100,000 square foot laboratory with over 350 full and part-time personnel. Habib and his team have been responsible for some remarkable innovations in composites, off-shore wind, and bridge technology - to name just a few. The center has worked with over 500 clients world-wide, including 150 Maine-based companies, and has received top national awards for its research. In October 2015, Habib was recognized as a 2015 White House Transportation Champion of Change as the primary inventor of the composite arch bridge system. He holds 80 U.S. and international patents with 8 additional patents pending. Our conversation was recorded in August 2022.