David Statler joined MATRIC after receiving his PhD in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University. For his dissertation, he investigated the recyclability of flame-retarded polycarbonate to be reused in electrical equipment housings. He evaluated numerous physical and polymer properties to obtain quantitative results. He also participated in studies to more clearly define the degradation mechanism of a non-halogenated flame retardant used in polycarbonate.
MATRIC’s Aaron Barkhurst co-presented with the Department of Energy (DoE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) at the Esri International User Conference in San Diego, Calif., in July. The topic of the discussion: “Geocube”, a configurable web-mapping application that offers users the ability to integrate a wide range of spatial data and geographic information system (GIS) tasks into an intuitive map viewer.