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MATRIC is an independent, non-profit research and development firm.

MATRIC’s deep technical heritage and uncommon lab and pilot plant facilities provide the talent and resources that chemical and energy companies need to develop, improve and scale chemical processes while minimizing cost and risk.

Organizations needing advanced systems or software development services can better manage schedule and cost by working with MATRIC and, simultaneously, tap into MATRIC’s expertise in turning data into actionable knowledge.

Technical Engineering

Powerful, proven and established technology development and improvement methodologies to increase return on investment.

Advanced Software Technologies

Experience and capabilities to reduce software and systems development risks while controlling schedule and costs.

  • B. Duane Dombek, Ph.D.B. Duane Dombek, Ph.D.
    Duane Dombek currently serves as MATRIC’s Director of Product and Process R&D. He directs and manages MATRIC’s research projects and research staff. He has over thirty years of experience in alternative fuels, feedstocks and homogeneous / heterogeneous catalysts. Dombek previously worked for Union Carbide Corporation, where he managed research on routes from syngas to chemicals, […]

MATRIC MATTERS: Process Troubleshooting

A chemical manufacturing facility encountered a problem with unexpected impurities in the product causing it to fail specifications. A MATRIC team was assembled to investigate the problem. Operating records were inspected, process streams were collected for analysis, and [...]

How outsourcing R&D can help businesses be successful

In a competitive business environment, innovation and technology development are key factors of a business’s long-term survival and growth. In the chemical industry, companies strive to stay ahead of the competition by offering innovative products, distinct services, superior [...]