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UArizona Hypersonic Experts Contributing to $100M Consortium
UArizona College of Engineering

The University of Arizona College of Engineering and its Department of Materials Science and Engineering are playing a key role in a $100 million award from the U.S. Department of Defense to establish a national University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics. Dr. Erica Corral, associate professor in the UArizona Department of Materials Science and Engineering and a member of the BIO5 Institute, is an expert in thermal protection systems, materials and manufacturing, also heads a consortium cross-functional team in manufacturing and serves as deputy director for industry and national laboratory engagement.Dr. Corral is serving on the initiative's governance board and technical leadership team.