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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 Supports North American Catalysis Society Meeting

Over 1,000 participants recently traveled to Louisville, Ky., for the biennial North American Catalysis Society Meeting, which convenes scientific leaders in the field’s research and development community from across the continent. The event was sponsored by a large community of industry and institutional supporters, which included a contribution from MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & [...]

MATRIC to Present Pilot Plant Safety Overview

MATRIC to Present Pilot Plant Safety Overview There are many safety considerations to account for at the pilot plant development scale, and MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center’s team has significant experience in this discipline. Attendees of the 2013 American Chemical Society Spring National Meeting in New Orleans are welcomed to the following [...]

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 [...]

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