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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.

  • Louis A. Kapicak, Ph.D.Louis A. Kapicak, Ph.D.
    Dr. Lou Kapicak leads MATRIC’s bio-based fuels initiatives, serves as a mentor to senior and junior staff, and manages multiple development projects. He has more than 30 years of research and R&D techno-economic-chemical-design-technology-improvement experience. His project areas have included ruminant nutrition, microbiology, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, syngas chemistry, organic process chemistry and process development.

MATRIC MATTERS: Process Development and Continuous Pilot Plant

MATRIC, working closely with a technically sophisticated client, developed a highly energy efficient reactive absorption/desorption process for the removal of environmental contaminants from stack gases. After the client proved the basic reactive absorption/desorption concept with batch tests in lab [...]

MATRIC MATTERS: Homogeneous Catalytic Carbonylation

A client had discovered a novel carbonylation catalyst and had carried out batch reactions on a small laboratory scale. However, important questions remained regarding the potential for operating as a continuous process, such as catalyst life and the [...]