Important Message From Dr. Zee, December 21, 2018

Dear Friends and Team Matergenics                  December 25, 2018

It is our  pleasure to have you here as our guest. This is to let you know that it is you that we care about, and you are very important to us.

A bit about Matergenics

As you may already know we have  purchased the Exova-Pittsburgh testing facilities,  modern corrosion and materials testing equipment from Exova LLC. This is wonderful news, because we are  now able to lead team Matergenics  in a more beneficial and focused manner by introducing new technologies, innovation, testing and solution-based engineering.

We’ve surely come a long way.  We started out as MATCO Associates, a small engineering firm I established in 1994 near downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Our business grew during those years because of your support, and also the hard work of our team members to provide you with the best service. In 2008 Valmont Industries, our largest client and a public company, purchased Matco, and later, sold it to Exova in 2015.  The opportunity came this year for us to gain ownership once again of the engineering firm I established in 1994.

We are now fully operational as Matergenics Inc. (, and look forward to providing you with the same great services that we were always pleased to deliver in the past. Please keep in mind that Matergenics consists of a diverse group of professionals with a combined skillset that has many layers of expertise combined with  insightful knowledge in the  fields of materials, corrosion engineering  and failure analysis. Our team remains the same and growing.  We have been adding technical personnel during the last  six months locally here in Pittsburgh and in Vancouver, Canada, our subsidiary that is growing exponentially at this time.

Equipment and capability upgrades include a brand-new Tescan Vega 3 scanning electron microscope with EDS analysis, a comprehensive soils lab for corrosivity testing , advanced electrochemical testing techniques(four computerized Gamery systems), coatings shielding of cathodic protection testing, metallurgical failure analysis, onsite corrosion risk assessment and corrosion mitigation through coatings and computer-aided design of cathodic protection.  These technologically advanced approaches provide the cornerstone to new understandings of complex materials failures and corrosion risk assessment of aging  infrastructure. Whether large or small, we value your business and look forward to working with you for many years to come.  A special thank you to American Airlines, Clad Metals, Mitsubishi, Port Authority of Pittsburgh, Seagate, Cyrus Rice Water Consultants, Durabond, Momentive, The Techs, Weldon Labs, Berry Metal, Eaton Corporation, AC Dellovade, TIMET, Westinghouse, Columbia Gas, Ceati, S&ME, Nova Chemical, SBA, Southern California Edison, Kern River Gas Transmission Company, Cayman Utility Company, PEPCO, Biogen, Hope’s Windows, and our many other clients for supporting us over the years.

Mr. Roger’s once said “There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting..”.

Let the festivity begin, let’s celebrate the season with good cheer!

Zee, PhD
Fellow of ASM, Fellow of NACE                                                                                   NACE Certified Materials Selection/Design/Coating Corrosion/Cathodic Protection Specialist

NACE Instructor for CP1. CP2, CP3, Corrosion Control Through Design, Corrosion Basics, Condition Assessment

Phone: 412-952-9441

Please visit Matergenics Museum of Materials and Failure Analysis

Matergenics’ Museum of Materials and Failure Analysis is established in Pittsburgh’s Matergenics facilities showcasing our lifelong accumulation of knowledge of materials and failure analysis. This museum, above all, is a storehouse of knowledge representing the fields of Materials Engineering and Corrosion Engineering. The purpose of this museum is to collect, preserve, interpret, and display materials failures of scientific significance for the education of Universities, Materials Scientists, Commercial and Industrial Companies and the public. From a visitor or technical community perspective, the purpose can also depend on one’s point of view. A trip to Matergenics museum can be an entertaining and enlightening way to spend the day. To a technical person, this museum might be seen as a way to learn from past failures and failure analysis and see failure analysis as a positive event.

Please visit Matergenics Museum of Materials and Failure Analysis at 100 Business Center Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Monday through Thursday, 1:00-4:00 PM. You may call 412-788-1263 if you have any questions.

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