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MATRIC Participates in George Washington High School STEM Career Fair

MATRIC recently participated in the George Washington High School STEM Career Fair in Charleston, W.Va. The purpose of the event is to help educate students on career opportunities and educational requirements needed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Not only is MATRIC able to talk to students about opportunities in the chemistry and chemical [...]

Knowledge Custodian – Incorporation of Technology Expert Role Enhances Effective Communication throughout Project Implementation

The importance of the effective and timely communication of know-how and technical information is highlighted in practically all project techno-economic-chemical-design-technology-improvement guidelines and project critiques.  An approach to project implementation that focuses on facilitating communication promises to streamline knowledge flow and directly influence efficiency throughout all stages of the project. […]

Daniel McFarland Joins MATRIC as Software Developer

Daniel McFarland has joined MATRIC as a new software developer. In this role, he will be a part of the Advanced Software Technologies team and will be working on multiple enterprise web development projects. “We are excited to have Dan join our team. His enthusiasm and technical skills will bring great value to the MATRIC [...]

Jacqueline Kay Joins MATRIC as Human Resources Manager

Jacqueline Kay has joined MATRIC as Human Resources Manager. In this role Jacqueline is responsible for defining, coordinating and implementing HR services, policies and programs. “We are excited for Jacqueline to be a part of our dynamic team,” said Greg Clutter, Chief Operating Officer, MATRIC. “One of her primary responsibilities will be to focus on [...]

MATRIC using Big Data computing to assist DOE in solving real world challenges

MATRIC is using ‘big data’ computing to help the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) to perform or enhance data mining, analysis, simulation and modeling of high volume, velocity, and variety of spatial and non-spatial data.  Big data computing is a combination of hardware (computing clusters) and software technologies (Hadoop, Spark, MapReduce) [...]

Use and Abuse of Crystallization for Process Separations

Often chemical processes require an intermediate refining step to separate reaction products, and the physical properties of the components exclude typical separation unit operations such as distillation or extraction.  Crystallization may be excluded because of uncertainties in the performance and/or reliability of the methodology.  Let’s address the challenges (and solutions) of integrating crystallization techniques into [...]

MATRIC Tech Series: Dana Jividen

Do you ever wonder how science actually works? How an idea goes from an idea to a reality? MATRIC has more than 15 laboratory technicians and operators who bring science to life – literally. These men and women are core to MATRIC’s advantage in the marketplace, because they take an idea – a concept – [...]

Licensing Package Development and Commercial Production

Given the complexities associated with creating new products and processes, chemical companies must carefully select partners with the knowledge and resources to enable safe, economical, and timely entrance into the marketplace. How does a company move from concept into the realm of actual commercialization? If large enough, the following steps could be completed internally, but [...]