Category Archives: MATRIC Matters Blog

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Daniel McFarland Joins MATRIC as Software Developer

Daniel McFarland has joined MATRIC as a new software developer. In this role, he will be a part of the Advanced Software Technologies team and will be working on multiple enterprise web development projects.

“We are excited to have Dan join our team. His enthusiasm and technical skills will bring great value to the MATRIC organization,” said Mark Dehlin, director, …

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Jacqueline Kay Joins MATRIC as Human Resources Manager

Jacqueline Kay has joined MATRIC as Human Resources Manager. In this role Jacqueline is responsible for defining, coordinating and implementing HR services, policies and programs.

“We are excited for Jacqueline to be a part of our dynamic team,” said Greg Clutter, Chief Operating Officer, MATRIC. “One of her primary responsibilities will be to focus on our people – our single …

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Concept to Commercialization: Methodology to Sustainable Process Success

In March 2014, members of the MATRIC team, along with multiple people from one of our customer’s technical group, were jammed into a tiny control room eagerly watching the first ever start-up of a new sustainable technology. Right before the start-up, the customer’s plant manager turned and asked, “Do you think this is really going to work?”  This technology …

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MATRIC Showcases Chemical, Energy and Engineering Expertise at Chemicals America Specialty and Agro Show

MATRIC showcases its expertise at the Chemicals America Specialty & Agro Show September 7-9, 2016, in Charleston, SC.

Charleston, S.C.; September 6, 2016 – Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) is a strategic innovation and R&D partner, helping its global customers solve the toughest problems in the areas of science and technology.  As the primary sponsor of the …

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MATRIC using Big Data computing to assist DOE in solving real world challenges

MATRIC is using ‘big data’ computing to help the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) to perform or enhance data mining, analysis, simulation and modeling of high volume, velocity, and variety of spatial and non-spatial data.  Big data computing is a combination of hardware (computing clusters) and software technologies (Hadoop, Spark, MapReduce) that make it possible …

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Use and Abuse of Crystallization for Process Separations

Often chemical processes require an intermediate refining step to separate reaction products, and the physical properties of the components exclude typical separation unit operations such as distillation or extraction.  Crystallization may be excluded because of uncertainties in the performance and/or reliability of the methodology.  Let’s address the challenges (and solutions) of integrating crystallization techniques into processes where component yield and …

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MATRIC Tech Series: Dana Jividen

Do you ever wonder how science actually works? How an idea goes from an idea to a reality? MATRIC has more than 15 laboratory technicians and operators who bring science to life – literally. These men and women are core to MATRIC’s advantage in the marketplace, because they take an idea – a concept – and they figure out …

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Licensing Package Development and Commercial Production

Given the complexities associated with creating new products and processes, chemical companies must carefully select partners with the knowledge and resources to enable safe, economical, and timely entrance into the marketplace.

How does a company move from concept into the realm of actual commercialization? If large enough, the following steps could be completed internally, but often a company may lack …

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Jeremy Rader: MATRIC’s self-taught engineer

A licensed professional engineer (P.E.), Jeremy Rader is the company’s control systems and electrical engineering supervisor. And while he has formal training, much of what he does he taught himself.

Rader, who joined MATRIC in 2006, oversees technicians for pilot plant operations, but he also helps build pilot plants, run pilot plants, as well as solve instrument, technical or electronic …

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Pratik Pednekar Joins MATRIC as Research Chemical Engineer

MATRIC today announced that Pratik Pednekar has joined the company as research chemical engineer. In this role, Pratik will be involved in the development of technology transfer packages from the laboratory to the pilot plant and ultimately to commercial scale processes. He joins MATRIC after earning his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University and after completing a …

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