Habib is the founding Executive Director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center and 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:
The UMaine Composites Center has 220 full and part-time employees and students, over 500 clients and partners globally, and is housed in a 100,000 ft2 ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratory.
Habib holds more than 57 patents, and has received numerous awards, including:
Habib 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.