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MATRIC Appoints Jack Dever Chief Technology Officer

So. Charleston, W.VA, December 3, 2015 – MATRIC (Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center) today announced the appointment of Dr. John P. “Jack” Dever, as executive vice president and chief technology officer. Dever succeeds Parvez Wadia, Sc.D., who has been appointed vice president of strategic initiatives, effective January 1, 2016. Dever, who holds a Ph.D. [...]

MATRIC Highlights Uncommon Expertise and Infrastructure

Uncommon Expertise and Infrastructure As highlighted in previous posts regarding its new website and logo, MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center has undertaken multiple efforts to further strengthen its chemical-catalyst-catalyst-testing-chemical-catalyst-chemical-pilot-plant-demonstration-plant-solids-processing-chemical-separations and brand. As part of this continuing initiative, MATRIC has released a series of materials outlining areas of expertise, infrastructure, experiences and service [...]

Pilot Plants: Informing and Improving the Scale-Up Process

Pilot Plants: Informing and Improving the Scale-Up Process In the chemical industry, large manufacturing facilities are not built haphazardly, but instead require much planning and testing before production level plants can be established. Much of the technical know-how is derived from the operation of pilot-scale facilities prior to the design of large plants. This [...]

MATRIC Launches New Website and Logo

In an effort to improve chemical-catalyst-catalyst-testing-chemical-catalyst-chemical-pilot-plant-demonstration-plant-solids-processing-chemical-separations and strengthen its brand, MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center has established a new website and logo. We have established a new website and URL at www.matricinnovates.com, which is a domain name reflective of MATRIC’s primary service: assisting customers with innovation in breakthrough technologies and product /process [...]

MATRIC is on the Move

MATRIC is on the Move A small group of big thinkers can have a significant impact. Take for example the formation of MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center. Created during a local economic downturn in 2003, its founders recognized the opportunity to retain specialized workers, many of whom had been displaced during the [...]

MATRIC Expanding Pilot Plant Capacity

MATRIC Expanding Pilot Plant Capacity MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center is pleased to announce two new staff members have joined the company's pilot plant team. Michael Nehme : MATRIC expands pilot plant capability Michael Nehme is a senior laboratory technologist with extensive experience in chemical research, development and manufacturing. He [...]

MATRIC Recognizes its STAR Teams

BioAmber One of the companies most influential in MATRIC’s growth over its lifetime has been BioAmber. Correspondingly, MATRIC has played a significant role in helping BioAmber grow from a very small organization to an increasingly self-sufficient commercial operation. MATRIC’s contributions have included novel process concepts, laboratory proof of concept, pilot-scale demonstration, and engineering design. Although [...]

Crystallization Expertise at MATRIC

Experience is an important component at Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center, and Charles “Chuck” Moyers, Ph.D., is a noteworthy example of MATRIC’s depth of knowledge. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and an internationally recognized expert in operations including solution and melt crystallization, drying, and liquid/solid separation. In his [...]

Crystallization and Competitive Advantage

Crystallization and Competitive Advantage Companies continuously seek advantage in their fields, and the chemical industry is particularly competitive. Consider the race to economically produce bio-based materials. Composed of living organisms like yeast and enzymes, they serve as an alternative to fossil-based resources, and can be used as feedstock components for various consumer products. Because oil [...]

Concept to Commercialization: MATRIC’s Innovation Life Cycle

MATRIC's Innovation Life CycleOur people, expertise and facilities form a unique research and development model. A distinguishing characteristic of the Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) is the ability to provide clients value from “concept to commercialization.” Our renowned staff support new processes and technologies from initial laboratory scales to pilot plant [...]

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