Category Archives: Meet Our Staff

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Arthur L. Lucas

Process Engineer

Art Lucas has built a record of engineering accomplishments within various engineering disciplines, with experience at Marathon Ashland Petroleum, Akzo Nobel, Sunoco Chemicals, and DuPont Chemicals. He has provided engineering support for propylene purification and polymerization, polymer extrusion technology, process debottlenecking, solids processing and material transfer operations. He also has experience in simulating chemical processes with engineering software to …

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Eric King, Ph.D.

Chemist

Eric King joined MATRIC after receiving his PhD in organic chemistry at the Ohio State University. His doctoral research involved the design and synthesis of novel organic molecules with interesting chiral, catalytic, and self-assembly properties. He also carried out post-doctoral research at OSU. He has experience with a wide variety of laboratory techniques such as handling air and moisture sensitive …

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Brian T. Keen, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist

Brian Keen has nearly 30 years of experience in industrial process chemistry with Union Carbide and Dow Chemical. His interests include the creation of new and innovative technologies, the development and implementation of new process technology, operations improvement to enhance productivity and reduce costs, and the development of an in-depth understanding of processes to enable further improvement. He …

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Fungau Ho, Ph.D.

Senior Chemical Engineer

Dr. Fungau Ho has a broad range of experience in new product and new process R&D gained from more than 30 years of experience in Union Carbide and Dow Chemical. For more than 20 years he was responsible for all technology-related issues and problems in acrylic acid and esters production, supporting pilot plants and production units around the …

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O. Stanley Fruchey, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist

Stan Fruchey accumulated thirty years of experience in industrial research for two international chemical companies before joining MATRIC. He has successfully developed, piloted, and commercialized four new chemical processes. His work has resulted in 36 issued U.S. patents and numerous foreign applications.

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William G. Etzkorn, M.S.

Senior Chemical Engineer

Prior to joining MATRIC in 2010, Bill Etzkorn had nearly 30 years of industrial research and development experience, with Union Carbide and Dow Chemical. His process development experience encompasses process design, development, lab and pilot plant design, construction, and operation. He also has extensive project management experience, involving R&D support of commercial operations, new process and new product …

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Edmond J. Derderian, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Ed Derderian has broad R&D experience in the chemical industry, having worked with Union Carbide, Witco, and Crompton in areas including new solvents, surfactants, and polymer development. His areas of specialty include polyurethane technology, structure-property relationships of polymers, fuel and lubricating oil additives, micro-emulsions, interfacial chemistry and physics. At MATRIC he leads innovative development projects and …

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Brooke Albin, MSE

Project Manager

Brooke Albin joined MATRIC in 2007 as a chemical engineer after receiving her MSE in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University. Today, she holds nine patents and is a project manager, responsible for the coordination and execution of research and development (R&D) activities for numerous clients. Working closely with Charles G. Moyers, Ph.D., P.E., she also has a …

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Kevin D. Roy

Senior Chemical Engineer

Roy joined MATRIC in 2007 to lead MATRIC’s process design package preparation efforts. He has managed both basic and detailed design projects generally as commercial scale-up from MATRIC pilot plant operations. Roy has demonstrated expertise in process simulation and modeling and economic analyses.

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Robert E. Nunley, M.S.

Pilot Plant Manager

Nunley joined MATRIC in 2013 as Pilot Plant Programs Manager. In this capacity, he oversees the construction and operations of pilot plants in MATRIC’s facilities and the build-out of skid units for shipment to customer locations.

Nunley has 20+ years of engineering experience in the chemical industry with a broad background spanning multiple functions including: process design and development, …

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