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William D. Prince

Senior Chemical Engineer

Bill Prince brings 30+ years’ experience in computational fluid dynamics and process separations (including adsorption and ion exchange fundamentals and design, membrane separations, liquid-liquid extraction and liquid-liquid separation). Another area of expertise is combustion technology including flares and oxidizers.


The Future of U.S. Manufacturing and the Importance of STEM Education

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math, and the future of the U.S. manufacturing industry is heavily dependent upon today’s STEM education.

But why should a nation that has been so wonderfully successful and leading worldwide innovation based on STEM skills be concerned?

Steve Hedrick, MATRIC CEO

MATRIC Executive Participates in WV Marcellus to Manufacturing Conference

MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center President & CEO, Steve Hedrick, participated in the West Virginia Marcellus to Manufacturing (M2M) Ethane Development Conference on March 26, 2014.  Hosted by the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, the conference drew hundreds of people from various upstream and downstream players from across the United States.

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MATRIC Supports the Development of the NETL’s Energy Data eXchange (EDX)

Energy Data eXchange (EDX) is the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) online system for accessing reliable information and data relevant to fossil energy research within NETL portfolios. MATRIC joined the EDX team in October 2012 as the primary developer and implemented a customized solution utilizing the CKAN open-source data portal platform. The initial CKAN-based EDX …


MATRIC Announces Gregory S. Babe to Replace Paul E. Arbogast as Chairman of the Board of Directors; New Directors Announced

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA, February 13, 2014 – Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) announced today that Gregory S. Babe has replaced Paul E. Arbogast as Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective February 1, 2014.


Four Reasons You Need to Utilize a Pilot Plant

Four Reasons You Need to Utilize a Pilot Plant

Four Reasons You Need to Utilize a Pilot Plant

Worried about separations? Worried about yield?  Have recycle streams in your process? You’re in need of a pilot plant.

Pilot plants and are an extension of the early development work, and until you run an entire process from start …

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 Friday, more than …

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Education and Innovation: Two Keys to Success with a WV Ethane Cracker

The recent announcement by Odebrecht and Governor Tomblin was an exciting moment for the state of West Virginia.  But there is a long journey ahead.  The train has only left the station, and we need to work together to keep it both on track and moving ahead.  Both education and innovation are critical to maintaining this positive …


Conversion of Renewable Raw Materials to Chemicals and Fuels

Sustainability is an issue of concern for many companies that plan to provide the chemicals, plastics and fuels of the future. The use of fossil resources needs to be managed to conserve the existing stocks and provide time to invest in research and the development of new technologies.

Renewable raw materials have been utilized for years as the building blocks for …

Charleston Area Alliance

Charleston Area Alliance Honors MATRIC with the “Forward to the Future” Award

MATRIC is on the move.

The Charleston Area Alliance announced earlier this month that MATRIC is the most recent recipient of its “Forward to the Future” award. The award is presented monthly to a business, individual or community group, whose innovative work is propelling the Alliance’s Vision 2030 plan forward. MATRIC was selected by the Alliance for its “continuing work …

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