Meet Heidi Maupin, ARL South's regional lead

July 26, 2017

By Joyce M. Conant, ARL Public Affairs

Story Highlights

  • The U.S. Army Research Laboratory recently appointed Heidi Maupin as regional director for ARL South
  • ARL South focuses on biosciences, cybersecurity, energy and power, intelligent systems and materials and manufacturing to meet Army future requirements
  • ARL South partners with academia and private industry to jointly fill technical gaps

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (July 26, 2017) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory recently selected a regional lead for its ARL South location in Austin, Texas. The lab announced its expansion to the region at a collaborative open house event in November 2016.

ARL South continues to establish strong research and development partnerships and collaborative activities with regional universities, start-ups and established companies to jointly fill technical gaps in the areas of biosciences, cybersecurity, energy and power, intelligent systems and materials and manufacturing to meet Army future requirements. The site is co-located at the University of Texas at Austin's J.J. Pickle Research Center.

ARL selected Heidi Maupin to become ARL South's regional lead in February; she moved to Austin in April. Maupin said establishing strong research and development partnerships is essential to meeting Army technology needs.

"The concept is to reach out and build partnerships in regions of the country where there is a critical mass of first class research talent and infrastructure," Maupin said. "Austin and the entire state of Texas has exactly that. This region has a strong reputation of innovation centers and successful start-up technical companies."

Before accepting the new ARL South position, Maupin was a branch chief at the ARL Weapons and Materials Research Directorate's Lightweight and Specialty Metals Branch.

Maupin graduated with her baccalaureate in metallurgical engineering. After spending three years as a research metallurgist for Titanium Metals Corporation and U.S. Steel, she returned to school to earn her master's degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Utah. She began her career in federal service with the U.S. Bureau of Mines performing research in materials science and spent nearly 10 years with the Navy Environmental Health Center where she was responsible for ensuring public health by establishing environmental-friendly practices.

When asked what she hopes to accomplish in this new position, Maupin said, "Effectively demonstrating cutting-edge research results and quick transitions to products useful to all partners."

While Maupin is settling in and traveling to universities within the region she thanks her ARL colleagues and partners for their support.

"I am proud to be accepted as a member of our ARL South partners. I am pleasantly astonished at the willingness of the ARL leadership, researchers and administrative/operations staff who have voluntarily engaged to support efforts to successfully establish ARL South," Maupin said.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, currently celebrating 25 years of excellence in Army science and technology, is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which has the mission to provide innovative research, development and engineering to produce capabilities that provide decisive overmatch to the Army against the complexities of the current and future operating environments in support of the joint warfighter and the nation. RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command.


Last Update / Reviewed: July 26, 2017