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URI, Sen. Whitehouse to host marine industry executives for research update, March 20

Media Contact: Todd McLeish, 401-874-7892

March 18, 2014

Event rescheduled from March 3

WHO: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, URI Engineering Dean Raymond Wright, URI Engineering Professors Richard Brown, Otto Gregory, Arun Shukla, David Taggart and George Tsiatas, and 10 executives from engineering and marine industry companies in Rhode Island.

WHAT: An opportunity for executives at local marine industry firms to learn about URI engineering research on material composites (materials made from two or more materials with different physical or chemical properties) and how that research may help the companies develop new products and expand to new markets. Faculty will discuss their research on such topics as the design of lightweight structures, marine composites in extreme environments, composites resilient to impacts, and aeroengine applications of composites. The event, which is organized by the URI Business Engagement Center and the office of Senator Whitehouse, will conclude with a tour of several research laboratories.

WHEN: Thursday, March 20 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Bliss Hall, 1 Lippitt Rd., on the URI Kingston Campus.

CONTACT: For coverage arrangements, contact Todd McLeish in the URI Department of Communications and Marketing at 401-874-7892 or tmcleish@uri.edu.