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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 continues to serve customers during time of WV crisis

The Charleston, W.Va., water contamination issue continues to lead national and international media headlines. As a company based in the greater Charleston area, it's easy to say that last week is one for the West Virginia record books. First, we experience unseasonably and dangerously low temperatures and wind chills, which subsided by mid-week. Then on [...]

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 Highlights National Youth Science Camp’s 50th Anniversary

MATRIC Research Scientist Nye Clinton, Ph.D., demonstrates the reaction of isosorbide for NYSC delegates. As part of West Virginia’s Centennial celebration in 1963, supporters of science education in West Virginia envisioned a month-long summer experience for talented high school seniors from across the nation. The National Youth Science Camp was then established to [...]

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 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 [...]

The ‘Techno-Economics’ of R&D

A series of activities are required to foster innovation in the chemical industry. One of the most critical first steps is to determine if a technology is commercially viable. This discipline is known as "techno-economics," in which an expert team analyzes the variables required to introduce a new innovation into the marketplace, which include costs [...]

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