Anthony Muscat, professor and department chair, and Lance Hubbard, recent graduate of the chemical engineering doctoral program, compose one of seven teams in the University of Arizona's first group of National Science Foundation Innovation Corps site participants.

Their product, ChemELD, is an innovative engineering process to apply metal coatings to other metals, paper, glass and plastics in a manufacturing environment. 

The UA NSF I-Corps site program, run by Tech Launch Arizona, offers a three-week course on commercialization and provides teams up to $2,250 to explore their customer base. Participants in the site program become eligible for the national program, which offers up to $50,000 for customer discovery.

Applications for the next cohort are due on June 24.

University of Arizona College of Engineering