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Pratik Pednekar, Ph.D.

Pratik Pednekar joined MATRIC in 2016 after earning his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University. As a research chemical engineer, Pratik is involved in pilot plant design, commercial scale equipment design and research-based projects. Pratik previously worked with MATRIC through a co-op program in 2015 assisting in the process conceptual design for the [...]

David M. Simon

David M. Simon SENIOR CHEMICAL ENGINEER Dave Simon joined MATRIC in 2013 to assist in plant assessment and process improvement activities for customers across the globe. He worked for 30+ years in various chemical engineering positions for Union Carbide and Dow Chemical. His experience was related to manufacturing, ranging from being [...]

Stephen Portillo

Stephen Portillo joined MATRIC in 2013 to assist with pilot plant fabrication and general repairs and maintenance, including laboratory hoods, pumps and various electrical equipment. Portillo brings 10+ years in the electrical trade having worked primarily in local chemical plants reading and interpreting drawings, blueprints, schematics and wiring diagrams and installing and trouble- shooting instrumentation [...]

Michael Y. Nehme

Michael Nehme is a senior laboratory technologist with extensive experience in chemical research, development and manufacturing. Nehme has received numerous special recognition including Technologist of the Year for Dow Chemical and is named as co-inventor on five patents. At MATRIC, he participates in both research and pilot plant projects. Michael Y. Nehme SENIOR LABORATORY [...]

James H. McCain, Jr., Ph.D.

James H. McCain, Jr., Ph.D. APPLIED CHEMISTRY CONSULTANT Jim McCain provides expertise and problem solving for many research projects using applied chemistry. During his 30+ year career, he was the recipient of the DOW Excellence in Science Award and the Union Carbide Chairman’s Award. He is the inventor or co-inventor on [...]

Jeremy P. Lucas

Jeremy Lucas joined MATRIC in 2012 to assist in the design and fabrication of pilot plant equipment and boiler operations. During his 10+ year career, Lucas has participated in the design and documentation of process equipment; implemented quality control and assurance procedures; developed equipment layout and equipment elevation drawings; performed detailed equipment evaluations against factory [...]

K. David King

K. David King ELECTRICAL ENGINEER Dave King has 30+ years’ experience supervising electrical and instrument operations primarily for E.I. DuPont and Siemens Energy and Automation, Inc. King was heavily involved in plant operations with oversight responsibility for annual equipment evaluations, repairs and upgrades. King joined MATRIC’s pilot plant team in 2012 [...]

Quinton M. Johnson

Quinton Johnson joined MATRIC in 2013 as an operations technician to assist in the fabrication, operations and maintenance of large-scale pilot plants. Johnson is a member of MATRIC’s operational support team charged with installation and fitting of pipes and tubing; installation, operation and maintenance of boilers; and, general building and equipment repairs and maintenance. [...]

Glenn Graham

Glenn Graham SENIOR CHEMICAL ENGINEER Glenn Graham has 20+ years’ experience designing and operating pilot plants including process automation in the areas of distillation and liquid-liquid extraction. During his career, he has held a variety of positions and assignments with progressively increasing levels of responsibility. Graham has been affiliated for many [...]

P. David Fisher

Dave Fisher joined MATRIC in 2011 to assist in the fabrication and operation of large pilot scale units. Dave has 20+ years’ experience building and operating pilot plants including maintenance of reactors, pumps, separation columns and instrumentation. He holds a heavy equipment operator certificate and is experienced as a purchasing agent. P. David Fisher [...]