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Ten Insights on Doing Business in China

by Keith Pauley Photo taken during Charleston Area Alliance trade mission. Over the last several years, it's been my pleasure to develop business relationships with companies based in China. During the course of my travels to the country and interactions with Chinese executives, I have learned that doing business in China is much [...]

MATRIC Recruiting Engineers and Commercialization Director

As a result of several successful contract negotiations, the Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center has immediate need for full-time staff to fill these engineering positions: Engineering Manager, Project Engineers, Instrumentation and Controls Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Process Engineers and Electrical Engineers. An additional administrative position, Director of Commercialization, is also available.  The successful candidate will [...]

MATRIC Event: ‘Generations of Discovery – Faces of Innovation’

MATRIC Annual Business Briefing and Reception Jan. 19, 2012, The Clay Center, Charleston, W.Va. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Presentation and Awards 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. | Reception The Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center will host its Annual Business Briefing and Reception at the Clay Center, in Charleston, W.Va. The program’s theme, Generations of [...]

Communications Specialist Joins MATRIC

The Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) has hired Jason Keeling as chemical-catalyst-catalyst-testing-chemical-catalyst-chemical-pilot-plant-demonstration-plant-solids-processing-chemical-separations specialist, responsible for the organization's community outreach, public relations and marketing strategy. He previously worked full time as a public relations and online media consultant, serving organizations such as The Education Alliance, the West Virginia Wilderness Coalition, and the West Virginia [...]

MATRIC Forms Education Partnership with The Challenge Program

MATRIC CEO Keith Pauley prepares to address students at G.W. High School as The Challenge Program's Mary Dreliszak discusses the importance of attendance. In our fields of expertise, knowledge of science, mathematics and technology is necessary. Developing these skill sets require education, the critical component that facilitates informed experimentation and discovery. With this [...]

BioAmber Making its Mark Within Sustainable Chemicals Industry

Rarely has a company received both the ICIS Award for Best Business Innovation and the EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award and in the same year. But in 2011, BioAmber Inc. achieved this distinction, an accomplishment that only the Dow Chemical Co. had previously obtained. The ICIS award recognizes companies that establish outside partnerships which [...]

Tech Park is an Engine for Economic Development

Economic development and advancement are cornerstones of the Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center's (MATRIC) mission, and our work environment at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park is an essential component of business growth throughout our region. Phil Halstead, the technology park's executive director, describes the site as "one of the top economic development projects [...]

MATRIC Team Adds Project Manager and Organic Chemist

Dr. John P. “Jack” Dever recently joined the Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) team, as senior project manager. He previously worked for Union Carbide and Dow Chemical Co. in West Virginia, Louisiana, and Canada, most recently as director of technology development. In addition to working as a research scientist and production manager, he [...]

Disaster Response Planning: MATRIC and Prime Partner Azimuth Inc. Deliver Value

In a post 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina world, as federal and state governments expand their focus on emergency preparedness, the Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center's (MATRIC) advanced systems technologies division has helped develop a tool to aide such efforts. The  Modeling & Simulation (M&S) Consequence Management System can assist with attack and disaster preparation, [...]

Expert to Discuss the Industry of Nanotechnology

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Dr. Craig Friedrich will trace the history of nanotechnology, its techniques and applications, along with the potential for industrial growth through nanoscale advances and innovations in science. Friedrich is professor of mechanical engineering at Michigan Technological University. Nanotechnology processes are characterized by the manipulation of matter on extremely small atomic and [...]