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The People of MATRIC

Learn about the experience of MATRIC's senior scientists and researchers, the promising direction of junior employees, and the manner in which they are creating innovation together.

The Green Chemistry Race Continues in 2012

By Greg Clutter For the field of green chemistry, 2011 was a year characterized by significant investments. There were several initial public offerings, including filings by Solazyme, Myriant, Gevo, and Geomatica. BioAmber, a Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) customer, also filed to raise $150 million to fund construction of new manufacturing plants. In [...]

Cardiff University Designates Professorship to MATRIC Scientist

Dr. Bhasin greets U.S. Senator Joe Manchin at a recent event celebrating the International Year of Chemistry Several staff members at the Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center maintain close relationships within academic communities, which help both MATRIC and the respective schools. Most recently, Chief Scientific Adviser Madan Bhasin, Ph.D., was designated honorary [...]

Video: The Business of MATRIC

At the Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center, we conduct market-driven analysis, development, engineering and computer science for companies across the world. Learn more about our capabilities below:

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 [...]