Category Archives: MATRIC Matters Blog


Brooke Albin: Projects, Patents, People, Parks

When Brooke Albin was growing up in Ridgeley, W.Va., science and math were school subjects that came very naturally to her. Her desire to understand how things work, to investigate problems to see a full picture, and to ultimately problem solve drove her to a career in science and to a nine year tenure at MATRIC. Today, she’s a …

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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. in chemical engineering from the …

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MATRIC Celebrates 365 Days of Safety

On August 1, 2015, MATRIC achieved 365 consecutive days without an OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) recordable injury or illness.

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MATRIC Presents at Esri International User Conference

MATRIC’s Aaron Barkurst recently presented at the Esri International User Conference in San Diego, Calif., a premier four-day geographic information systems (GIS) event attended by more than 14,000 people representing more than 130 countries.


Chemical Engineer. Problem Solver. Mountain Climber.

You might be surprised to learn that David Statler’s interest in chemical engineering and solving problems was solidified during a sophomore English class at St. Marys High School in St. Marys, W.Va. An assignment to develop a resume and apply for a mock job opportunity as a research and development (R&D) chemical engineer with a local company, landed David …


Husband, dad, fly fisherman and… geospatial analyst?

When Aaron Barkhurst’s mother informed him of his college visit to West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, W.Va., he politely informed her that he had no interest in going. Fast forward 15 years, and you’ll find Aaron in Morgantown with a wife, two children and a job at MATRIC.

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MATRIC Co-Presents at Annual RBDMS Conference

Representatives from National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and MATRIC attended the annual Risk Based Data Management System (RBDMS) conference in Sarasota, Fla., to present the Energy Data eXchange (EDX) application. The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) developed the RBDMS for regulatory agencies to use in managing and analyzing oil and gas program data and water resources management information.

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MATRIC to Present at AIChe Symposium

David L. Statler, Jr., Ph.D., chemical engineer at MATRIC, will present at the AIChE’s 2015 Process Development Symposium on June 4, 2015, in Houston, Texas. Over the course of three days, the AIChE Process Development Symposium will focus on process research and invite participants to exchange wisdom, knowledge, tips, and personal experiences in the development and scale-up of …

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A Family Tradition: Scientific Glassblowing

MATRIC is known for its uncommon expertise in science and technology, and scientific glassblowing is no different. Sometimes you need a specific tool for a specific application, and MATRIC has the expertise to not only create it, but also create it in under 24 hours.

Full range glassblowing services are available, from simple repairs or an addition to an existing …


Promoting Health & Wellness at MATRIC

Health and safety are part of each and every thing that MATRIC does. It extends beyond a normal work day, with many MATRICians practicing healthy food consumption, exercise and lifestyle habits on their own time. Recently, a group of MATRICians who are personally dedicated to their own health and the health of their communities, saw an opportunity to provide MATRIC …

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