RJ Lee Group, Inc. continues to strengthen its Technical Consulting group with the appointment of Dr. Brian Strazisar to the position of Principal Investigator in the practice area of construction materials. Dr. Strazisar’s technical background and recent research, involving the chemical and mechanical stability of wellbore cement and oil and gas production, will play a significant role in the company’s continuing efforts to engage within the oil and gas industry as a whole and notably in Western Pennsylvania.
Dr. Strazisar was previously Principal Investigator at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) where he worked on minimizing the impacts of fossil energy production and on the geological storage of CO2 for greenhouse gas mitigation. His most recent projects involved cement chemistry as it relates to wellbore integrity. His was the first research to reveal self-healing of cement fractures under CO2 storage conditions. This benchmark work has been cited extensively in technical journals and has been used to help define EPA regulations for CO2 storage. Dr. Strazisar received high praise from company CEO, Rich Lee, who commented, “Brian’s drive, technical expertise, and years of experience in concrete and cementitious research will provide new and innovative solutions for our clients while allowing us to expand our business opportunities in the oil and gas industry as well.”
Dr. Strazisar received his undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at Cornell University. He is the recipient of several awards including an R&D 100 Award for his part in developing a method for monitoring CO2 leakage to the near-surface.
About RJ Lee Group
RJ Lee Group is an industrial forensics laboratory and a leader in providing innovative solutions to challenges in materials characterization, forensic engineering, and information management. For 30 years, we have been using our scientific expertise, instrumentation and technology to offer support strategies and provide solutions to our customers worldwide. RJ Lee Group is a 300-person company with headquarters located in Monroeville, PA. For more information, visit our website at www.rjleegroup.com.