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March 25, 2013
RJ Lee Group's Criminal Forensics Department Earns ASCLD/LAB-International Accreditations in Gunshot Residue (GSR) and Distance Determination
RJ Lee Group, Inc. is proud to announce that its Criminal Forensics department has received accreditation from the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors / Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) - International Program in the trace evidence sub-disciplines of gunshot residue (GSR) and gunshot distance determination. RJ Lee Group is one of two private laboratories in the world to offer ASCLD/LAB accredited GSR analysis services and the first and only private laboratory to offer ASCLD/LAB accredited distance determination services.
February 12, 2013
RJ Lee Group, Inc. is pleased to release a comprehensive update to its Laboratory Testing Guide, which lists the company’s many available laboratory testing services. The updated guide includes the latest pricing and analytical offerings for service areas included in the previous edition, such as Industrial Hygiene, Environmental and Wet Chemistry, Materials Characterization, Asbestos, Pharmaceutical, Criminal Forensics, and more. It also includes new service offerings, such as Mining and Mineral Services.
January 10, 2013
Dr. Crystal Densmore Joins RJ Lee Group, Will Work in Materials Characterization and Failure Analysis
RJ Lee Group, Inc. materials characterization laboratory and industrial forensics consulting firm is pleased to welcome Dr. Crystal Densmore to its Technical Consulting group. Dr. Densmore specializes in the areas of coatings, polymers, foams, and composites, and she has a decade of experience working on materials science projects related to national security and defense. At RJ Lee Group, Dr. Densmore will contribute new polymer and organic material expertise to help manage and provide scientific support for projects in areas such as materials characterization and failure analysis.
December 20, 2012
For the third consecutive year, RJ Lee Group, Inc.’s in-house Group Troop charitable organization contributed to Pittsburgh’s Make-a-Wish® Foundation for the holiday season. The donation, totaling $3,443, was raised by having departments within the company create themed baskets and auction them in a Chinese auction.
November 19, 2012
RJ Lee Group, Inc.’s Mr. Drew R. Van Orden, Mr. Matt Sanchez, and Mr. Mike Wilmoth wrote and published an article discussing the effects of sample preparation of asbestos in The Microscope. The article, entitled “Effect of Sample Preparation on Observed Airborne Fiber Characteristics,” was published in Volume 60, Issue 2 of the publication, which is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on ideas and advancements related to microscopy.
November 6, 2012
RJ Lee Group Provides Rapid, Mobile Monitoring of Organic Contamination and Leaks Caused by Hurricane Sandy
RJ Lee Group, Inc.'s mobile laboratory is now available to aid in assessing and monitoring organic contaminants that may occur in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Using novel analytical technology, RJ Lee Group can support investigations associated with suspect odors, volatile toxic compounds and organic chemical releases to the environment.
October 31, 2012
RJ Lee Group, Inc., materials characterization laboratory and industrial forensic consulting firm, has expanded its geological services capabilities to include mine exploration, mineralogical site assessments, 3D block modeling, due diligence for mining valuation and other collaborative services traditionally sought by quarry operators.
October 12, 2012
RJ Lee Group, Inc. materials characterization laboratory and industrial forensics consulting firm joined forces with Colorado State University Associate Professor Dr. John Volckens, to help commercialize a prototype device for measuring nanoparticles in the air. RJ Lee Group’s Senior Scientist and Vice President, Mr. Gary Cassucio, Mr. John Mastovich, Project Director, and Mr. Hank Lentz, Software Developer, worked with Dr. Volkens on the device, called the thermophoretic sampler (TPS).
October 1, 2012
With the acquisition of a Horiba LabRam HR high performance Raman microscope, RJ Lee Group’s Monroeville laboratory extends its industrial forensics capabilities into the area of molecular imaging.
September 28, 2012
RJ Lee Group Provides Training to the U.S. FDA on Managing Foreign Particulate Contamination in Pharmaceuticals
Members of RJ Lee Group, Inc.’s Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Services Department conducted a training seminar for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) field inspectors entitled “Managing Foreign Particulate Investigations.” The seminar, presented by forensic scientists Ms. Karen Smith, Ms. Julia Patterson, and Mr. Michael Gorski, focused on proactive measures for addressing foreign particulate matter (FPM) contamination in pharmaceutical products by using an industrial forensics approach to collect, isolate, classify, and characterize the particles.
August 10, 2012
Asbestos and environmental health experts, Mr. Drew Van Orden, P.E., Dr. Richard J. Lee, Mr. Matthew S. Sanchez, and Mr. Matthew D. Zock, CIH, at RJ Lee Group, Inc., an industrial forensic consulting firm and analytical laboratory, recently co-authored three asbestos-centered publications that are now available on the Annals of Respiratory Medicine website. These publications, a review article, a case report and a case study all deal with the pathogenicity of crocidolite asbestos fiber width as a causative agent for mesothelioma (asbestos-related disease).
July 12, 2012
RJ Lee Group, a developer of information management systems for law enforcement, has chosen to integrate the OWLIM(TM) triple store from Ontotext into its information management system for forensic evidence. The THEMIS system makes evidence information management easier, in part by allowing crime labs and police departments to customize searching, labeling and categorization using flexible semantic technologies.
June 5, 2012
RJ Lee Group Scientists Publish Article on Nanotechnology in International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nanotechnology
Three scientists at RJ Lee Group, Inc., co-authored an article on the integration of nanotechnology that will be published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nanotechnology. RJ Lee Group's Dr. Kristin L. Bunker, Ms. Julianne Wolfe, and Dr. Linxian Wu wrote the article, entitled “Integrating Nanotechnology into the Life Sciences: Lessons Learned.” It will be published in Volume 5, Issue 1 of the journal, which is internationally-circulated on a quarterly basis and provides coverage of issues relating to pharmaceutical sciences.
May 21, 2012
RJ Lee Group Launches Newsletter and Microsite for the Intersection of Science, Policy, and Regulatory Matters
RJ Lee Group, Inc., announced a new initiative that will provide insights from company experts on issues relating to science, policy, and regulation. The major elements of the initiative will be an e-mail newsletter entitled “Scientific Insights at the Intersection of Policy and Regulatory Matters” and a supporting microsite. The inaugural edition of the bi-monthly newsletter was sent to subscribers today, May 21, 2012.
May 15, 2012
RJ Lee Group, Inc., welcomes Mr. Daniel Linder, Certified Professional Geologist to its team. Mr. Linder has worked as a professional in the field of geology for over 20 years, and as Senior Geologist, he will lead RJ Lee Group’s new Geological Services Department, which provides consulting and services in geologic mapping and modeling, exploration mapping for identification of new growth (or 'greenfield') opportunities, mineralogical assessments of aggregate, consulting for mergers and acquisitions, and other industrial mining operations.
May 1, 2012
RJ Lee Group, Inc., recently fielded the new Proton Transfer Reaction – Mass Spectrometry (PTR-MS) instrument that allows for monitoring of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The PTR-MS does not require a gas supply and is Iight-weight, relatively small and portable, and requires little maintenance, allowing it to be easily mounted and operated in a mobile van in nearly every environment.
April 28, 2012
James Conca, international expert on sustainable energy development and Director of RJ Lee Group’s Center for Laboratory Sciences in Pasco, WA, is the author of a new Forbes.com blog “The GeoPolitics of Energy.”
April 2, 2012
RJ Lee Group's Drew R. Van Orden Co-Authors Article on Asbestos Exposure in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology
Drew R. Van Orden, Senior Consulting Scientist at RJ Lee Group, Inc., an industrial forensic laboratory and consulting firm headquartered in Monroeville, PA, is co-author of an article on asbestos exposure accepted for publication in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. Mr. Van Orden’s article, entitled “Assessment of Potential Asbestos Exposures from Jet Engine Overhaul Work,” will be published in Volume 63, Issue 1 of the publication, which is the official journal of the International Society for Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology.
March 26, 2012
Dr. James Conca, RJ Lee Group Expert, Writes Forbes Editorial Arguing "Fukushima Refugees Are Victims Of Irrational Fear, Not Radiation"
Dr. James Conca, Director of the Center for Laboratory Science at RJ Lee Group, Inc., and an international expert on the environmental effects of radiation, recently published an editorial in Forbes online entitled “Fukushima's Refugees Are Victims Of Irrational Fear, Not Radiation.” Roughly a week after publishing the first piece, Dr. Conca followed up with another Forbes editorial in response to many of the comments left by readers of the original piece.
March 26, 2012
Michael Blaszkiewicz has joined RJ Lee Group, Inc.’s materials characterization laboratory and industrial forensics consulting firm as a Consulting Scientist. Dr. Blaszkiewicz brings an extensive background and expertise in materials science, particularly in the areas of ceramics, metals, and polymers, to the company. His major responsibilities will include contributing to the company’s scientific support services for the legal industry as well as lending his expertise to clients in the chemical and nuclear industries.
March 21, 2012
RJ Lee Group's Gary Casuccio Co-Authors Manuscript to be Published in Environmental Science & Technology
Gary Casuccio, Vice President and Senior Scientist at RJ Lee Group, Inc., is a contributing author to the manuscript “Single Particle SEM-EDX Analysis of Iron-Containing Coarse Particulate Matter in an Urban Environment: Sources and Distribution of Iron within Cleveland, Ohio,” which has been accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Environmental Science & Technology.
January 24, 2012
RJ Lee Group will be featured on WQED's show Pittsburgh 360 on January 26th at 7:30 PM.
January 24, 2012
Dr. Kristin Bunker, Senior Scientist at RJ Lee Group, Inc., has been elected president of the Microanalysis Society (MAS) and will serve a three-year term (2012-2014) first as president-elect, and subsequently president and past-president.
January 11, 2012
For the second year in a row, the Group Troop organization at RJ Lee Group, Inc. made a holiday donation to Pittsburgh’s Make-a-Wish Foundation.
January 10, 2012
Lindsay M. Heilman, RJ Lee Group Corporate QA Analyst, successfully completed ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor training and has received certificates for completion of this 37-hour course. Completion of this training provides Ms. Heilman with a solid understanding of this ISO standard and the background to plan and lead an ISO 17025 audit as well as to understand the international schemes for laboratory accreditation.
December 15, 2011
The Certification Board of ASQ (American Society for Quality) has named Ms. Erin Barozzini, RJ Lee Group Corporate QA Manager, as an ASQ-Certified Quality Auditor (ASQ CQA).
December 6, 2011
Keith P. Rickabaugh, RJ Lee Group Senior Scientist, is a contributing author to the article “A Strategy for Assessing Workplace Exposure to Nanomaterials” published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene’s November 2011 issue.
September 30, 2011
RJ Lee Group Inc.’s website (www.rjlg.com) has received a B2B Standard of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development award from the Web Marketing Association.
September 29, 2011
RJ Lee Group Article on Characterizing FPM Accepted for Publication in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Magazine
(MONROEVILLE, Pennsylvania – September 29, 2011) “Characterizing Particulate Matter: Using Forensics in a QbD Approach” has been accepted for publication in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Magazine as a two-part series in both the October and November 2011 issues.
September 12, 2011
Dr. Kristin Bunker to Present at Duquesne University's Celebration of Scanning Electron Microscopy (2011)
(MONROEVILLE, Pennsylvania – September 13, 2011) RJ Lee Group’s Senior Scientist, Dr. Kristin Bunker, will give a presentation on “Integrating Nanotechnology into the Life Sciences: Lessons Learned” at the 2011 Celebration of Scanning Electron Microscopy hosted by Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.
September 1, 2011
Ten years after the tragic events of September 11, 2001, staff at RJ Lee Group who were involved in assessing the environmental aftermath of the collapse of the Twin Towers reflect on their participation.
August 24, 2011
(MONROEVILLE, Pennsylvania – August 24, 2011) Dr. Kristin Bunker, Senior Scientist at RJ Lee Group, Inc. joins the team at 113 Industries as a Scientific Advisor. 113 Industries is a consulting company whose mission is to help clients convert new discoveries and technologies into viable products. In her role as scientific advisor, Dr. Bunker will offer her technical opinion and expertise in materials science and specifically in the semiconductor and life sciences sectors. Her current work at RJ Lee Group focuses on nanotechnology and the characterization and environmental impact of nanomaterials. She will advise industry clients on using these materials in products that they are developing. Dr. Bunker holds both a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University, an M.S. in Biotechnology from Northwestern University, and a B.S. in Physics from Miami University.
July 18, 2011
(MONROEVILLE, Pa. - July 15, 2011) Ms. Julianne Wolfe, Manager, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Services at RJ Lee Group, Inc., and Dr. Kristin Bunker, Senior Scientist, have been invited to conduct a seminar at the Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) at North Carolina State University. As the life sciences incorporate nanomaterials into their Quality by Design (QbD) plans their characterization becomes a crucial element in identifying Critical Quality Attributes (CQAs). This seminar entitled “Integrating Nanotechnology into the Life Sciences: Lessons Learned,”will present a series of targeted case studies providing insight gathered from numerous nanomaterials characterization projects. Case studies include quantum dot analysis, gold and silver nanoparticles and QA, POC diagnostic biosensors and carbon nanotubes evaluations. The seminar is free and will be held on Friday, August 19, 8:30 - 10:00 am and includes a complimentary breakfast. Register at www.sendrsvp.com - Extension Code: 704.
June 10, 2011
Dr. Richard J. Lee Defines the Concept of Industrial Forensics in R&D Magazine Editors Picks Article "The Rising Phoenix"
“The Rising Phoenix,” written by Dr. Richard J. Lee, CEO of RJ Lee Group, Inc., and published in the May/June issue of R&D Magazine, describes the evolution of the industrial forensics laboratory.
June 7, 2011
RJ Lee Group Abstracts Accepted for Presentation at MS&T'11 - Materials Science & Technology 2011 Conference & Exhibition
Three abstracts co-authored by RJ Lee Group scientists have been accepted for presentation at MS&T’11 - Materials Science & Technology 2011 Conference & Exhibition to be held October 16-20 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
May 25, 2011
RJ Lee Group to Host Nanotechnology Innovation Executive Briefing Series on Regulation of Nanotechnology
RJ Lee Group, Inc. will host a presentation in the continuing Nanotechnology Innovation Executive Briefing Series at their Monroeville Headquarters on Thursday, June 2, 2011. The title of the presentation is ”REGULATION OF NANOTECHNOLOGY― Where Innovation and Environmental, Health, and Safety Concerns Intersect
May 23, 2011
RJ Lee Group Will Present Seminar on Managing Foreign Particulate Matter Investigations at BTEC, North Carolina State University
Ms. Julianne Wolfe, Manager, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Services at RJ Lee Group, Inc., has been invited to conduct a seminar at the Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) at North Carolina State University. The seminar entitled “Managing Foreign Particulate Matter (FPM) Investigations” - An Industrial Forensic Approach to Particulate Characterization for Manufacturing and Quality Assurance Investigations - will explain how an Industrial Forensic approach can aid in both new and existing FPM investigations.
May 11, 2011
Dr. Richard J. Lee, CEO of RJ Lee Group, Inc. and expert witness, will present on expert witness preparation and testimony for products liability trials at two upcoming Jones Day PBI seminars. Dr. Lee will join Chuck Moellenberg, partner at Jones Day and PBI Session Program Chairman, whose law firm has extensive experience in the nationwide coordination of major product liability cases and in commercial and business litigation.
April 25, 2011
Data Management and Nanotechnology Highlight RJ Lee Group's Participation at Upcoming Industry Events
RJ Lee Group’s (RJLG) participation in two upcoming industry conferences, the Applied Systems Health Management Conference 2011 sponsored by the Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT) and the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce), will address leading hot topics in industrial hygiene and machine failure prevention.
April 4, 2011
RJ Lee Group welcomes Dr. Lin Wu as Director of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnical Services at their Monroeville headquarters. As Director, Dr. Wu will be expanding RJ Lee Group’s forensic approach to biopharma foreign particulate identification and characterization as well as nanotechnology efforts in materials characterization pertaining to product R&D for the bioscience industry.
March 7, 2011
Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice (JOPP) Publishes Article on Hazardous Drug Preparation Systems Co-Authored by RJ Lee Group Scientists
Matthew D. Zock, CIH and Senior Scientist Keith P. Rickabaugh of RJ Lee Group, Inc. co-authored an article with Scott Soefje of the University of Texas Health Science Center that was published in the March 2011 issue of the Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice (JOPP). The article on closed-system transfer devices (CSTDs) is titled “Evaluation of surface contamination with cyclophosphamide following simulated hazardous drug preparation activities using two closed-system products” evaluates and compares the effectiveness of two CSTD products in preventing contamination of pharmacy workplace surfaces.
February 21, 2011
(Monroeville, Pa. – February 21, 2011) - The Department of Defense Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) recently awarded a Navy Phase I contract to the Systems Reliability Services team at RJ Lee Group, Inc. The goal of this Phase I contract is to develop life cycle and reliability prediction techniques for propulsion systems used in the Navy’s F-35 Strike Fighter Program. The resulting simulated approach would provide planners with a reliable means of predicting inventory requirements for engine parts requiring long lead-times. Major benefits would include increased cost savings and improved service by reducing downtime and preventing inventory of unnecessary or obsolete parts.
January 31, 2011
RJ Lee Group Successfully Completes Phase III Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Unbound Nanoparticles Study
(MONROEVILLE, Pa. – January 25, 2011) RJ Lee Group, Inc., materials characterization and analytical services laboratory, successfully completed a multi-phase study on unbound nanoparticles (UNP). The study, conducted in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), evaluated worker exposure and potential environmental release of UNP.
January 27, 2011
RJ Lee Group's In-House 'Group Troop' Organization Makes Single Largest Donation of $3,600 to Make-a-Wish
(MONROEVILLE, Pa. – January 26, 2011) The Group Troop organization at RJ Lee Group, Inc. contributed $3,600, its single largest donation of the year and the result of its blockbuster holiday Chinese auction, to Pittsburgh’s Make-a-Wish Foundation.
January 17, 2011
MONROEVILLE, Pa. – January 17, 2011 - RJ Lee Group, Inc., experts in materials characterization and testing and scientific analysis announces a 33% increase in revenue growth for the past year.
January 12, 2011
RJ Lee Group President and Chief Operating Officer, Alex Sciulli, will join the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA) as one of a select group of Private Sector Partnership members.
January 10, 2011
Dr. James L. Conca was named Director of Laboratory Operations at the DOE Hanford Nuclear Site’s Waste Sampling and Characterization Facility (WSCF). RJ Lee Group is a sub-contractor to Mission Support Alliance (MSA) at this facility and responsible for its management.
January 5, 2011
Newly designed RJ Lee Group website showcases Industrial Forensics and testing capabilities from the macro to the nano scale
(MONROEVILLE, Pennsylvania – January 5, 2011) RJ Lee Group Inc., leading experts in materials characterization, testing and scientific analysis, has launched its completely redesigned corporate website at http://www.rjlg.com. This new website reflects RJLG’s proven approach to scientific resolution and is designed to engage and interact with customers while providing them with valuable and up-to-date information.
December 20, 2010
New equipment acquisitions at RJ Lee Group’s Waynesburg, PA (EverGreene Technology Park) location expand current capabilities to include multi-analytical oil characterization, fine particle size distribution and elemental content. The Waynesburg facility in the heart of Marcellus Shale territory can now support projects requiring viscosity measurements of petroleum and petrochemical products, cloud point and pour point of fuels and lubricants and flash point determinations. In addition to these petroleum-related capabilities, a new Laser Scattering Particle Size Distribution Analyzer (LSPSDA) provides measurement of particle size distribution for fine ceramics, cements and pharmaceuticals and a combination of TruSpec instruments can be used to measure the carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and sulfur content of materials such as coke, graphite, biofuel, fertilizer, soils, flyash and limestone. The Waynesburg facility is part of RJ Lee Group’s network of laboratories that include the multi-capability headquarters in Monroeville, PA and the Center for Laboratory Services in Pasco, WA.
December 7, 2010
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded RJ Lee Group, Inc. (RJLG) an 800K contract to develop an expert particle analysis system (EPAS). The EPA’s Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division (HEASD) will use the system for quantitative analysis of air particulate samples in support of air pollution research, source apportionment and human exposure programs. RJLG will develop the system on a high-resolution field-emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) coupled with a state-of-the-art energy dispersive x-ray spectrometer (EDS) and advanced software and analytical tools. The FEI-SEM will be used by the EPA to facilitate manual and computer-controlled SEM (CCSEM) data acquisition and data analysis of environmental samples. The EPAs system will provide size, shape, images and elemental composition for particles ranging in size from millimeters down to tens of nanometers. RJLG pioneered the use of CCSEM for a broad range of particle characterization applications and subsequently developed industry-specific applications for analysis of gunshot residue and for comprehensive inclusion analysis as part of process monitoring for steel production.
November 10, 2010
RJ Lee Group's WSCF Lab Earns Longest Standing Safety Record in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Complex
In Streamline’s November 2010 publication, the Mission Support Alliance (MSA) commended the Waste Sampling and Characterization Facility (WSCF) on their outstanding safety record. The WSCF laboratory located in Pasco, WA, managed by RJ Lee Group, has safely worked one million hours, or approximately 12 years, without injuries. The WSCF laboratory has added 18 new employees and has safely worked over 15,000 hours of overtime in 2010 alone. They have strengthened production demonstrating decreased average turnaround time by 30% and increased business volume by 60%. With this new safety record, as well as many other recent achievements at the WSCF laboratory, the next goal will be to secure a “Best-in-Class” laboratory status under the direction of the MSA and DOE.
October 1, 2009
RJ Lee Group has added several pieces of instrumentation to its collection of high-end analytical equipment, including the Hitachi HD-2300 field emission scanning transmission electron microscope (FE-STEM). The HD-2300 200kV FE-STEM is the newest high resolution, high throughput STEM/SEM designed for quick, comprehensive sample evaluation, with unmatched analytical capabilities and consistent high-end performance with the ease of use of a basic SEM. The other microscopes include the HF-2000 cold field emission transmission electron microscope (FE-TEM); TM-1000 Tabletop Microscope; and S-3400N variable pressure scanning electron microscope (VP SEM).
May 29, 2009
RJ Lee Group, Inc. (RJLG) has recently announced the launch of its latest innovation, RJLG connect. Powered by RJLG's own eLIMS (Enterprise Laboratory Information Management System), this service creates a link (or builds a bridge) between customers and the lab, thereby enhancing the customer experience by improving their access to project data.
May 6, 2009
(Monroeville, PA - May 6, 2009) RJ Lee Group, Inc. (RJLG) announced today that its board of directors has appointed Alex G. Sciulli, P.E., D.E.E. as the company's President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Sciulli joins RJLG having most recently served as executive vice president, director of corporate real estate services at National City Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio.
April 29, 2009
RJ Lee Group's (RJLG) Consumer Product Safety Services is a comprehensive series of testing programs for manufacturers, importers and retailers of consumer products and children's products. New legislation, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), signed August 2008, imposes new limits for lead, heavy metals, and phthalates, and widens the range of responsibility and liability for product quality to include market participants from manufacturer to importer, and from distributor to retailer and reseller.
April 29, 2009
RJ Lee Group (RJLG) became involved at Ground Zero, site of the September 11, 2001 attacks, early in the area's rebuilding phase. Today, as experts with sensitivity to the area's history, RJLG is completing the circle of work as it partners with a group of experts involved with the One World Trade Center Project.
April 29, 2009
Twelve Mile Project Links Germany to Denmark for Improved Commuter and Economic Access. RJ Lee Group's Niels Thaulow will continue his work in concrete analysis with the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link Project, which will connect Germany to Denmark across the Fehmern Straight by 2010. The proposed 12 mile stretch of tunnel will significantly reduce the travel time between Copenhagen, Denmark and Hamburg, Germany while also alleviating strain on the island's two other chokepoints: The Great Belt Link and the Øresund Link.
April 28, 2009
RJ Lee Group Teams with Lockheed Martin, Wins $3 Billion Mission Support Contract (MSC) at Hanford Site
Pasco, Washington - RJ Lee Group (RJLG) is one of several pre-selected subcontractors participating in a multi-billion dollar contract to provide support services for the environmental cleanup mission at Hanford nuclear reservation. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on April 28, 2009, that Mission Support Alliance, LLC, has been selected as the mission support contractor for DOE's Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. The contract is a cost-plus award-fee contract valued at approximately $3 billion over ten years (a five-year base period with options to extend it for up to another five years).
April 15, 2009
RJLG Meets with Congressman Tim Murphy, Representative for the 18th District of Pennsylvania to U.S. House of Representatives
Congressman Tim Murphy visited RJ Lee Group, Inc. (RJLG) headquarters in Monroeville, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, April 15, for a tour of the laboratories, a chili cook-off, and a discussion of the company's current initiatives and his priorities in Congress. The Congressman was wrapping up his Spring District Work Period by spending time with businesses located in his district. Dr. Richard J. Lee, President of RJLG, along with several other company representatives, congressional staffers, and representatives from the Pittsburgh Technology Council, held a wide-ranging discussion with the Congressman that touched on several of RJLG's developing initiatives and on the Congressman's top priorities: they discussed healthcare, clean energy production, resource recovery, infrastructure, consumer product safety, nanotechnology, and education.
October 27, 2008
RJLG has received $2.5 million from the state's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program to be used towards building a cutting-edge tire depolymerization plant in Cumberland Township. During a presentation on October 24 at RJLG's EverGreene Technology Park facility, Dr. Richard Lee, president, accepted a ceremonial check for monies that will be applied toward construction of the plant at Paisley Industrial Park.
October 8, 2008
RJ Lee Group (RJLG), a Pittsburgh-based scientific analysis, consulting, and development firm, announces the upcoming launch of Thermo Fisher Scientific's K-Alpha X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) system in their analytical work. XPS is a surface spectroscopic technique that measures elemental composition within the topmost 2-10 nanometers of a material surface. XPS can also provide important oxidation state and other chemical bonding information for many elements that is not available from other techniques.
September 9, 2008
Pasco, WA - RJ Lee Solutions, LLC (RJLS) announces today the beginning of a transition to join RJ Lee Group, Inc. (RJLG). Both companies have worked closely for nearly a decade. RJLG and RJLS have combined resources to become a destination for criminal forensic laboratory analysis, renowned gunshot residue expertise and information technology solutions.
August 19, 2008
As the fall semester of a new school year is once again upon millions of college students, RJ Lee Group (RJLG) announces how its partnership with Columbia Basin College (CBC), located in Pasco, Washington, is adding value to the Tri-Cities.
July 28, 2008
PASCO, WA - RJ Lee Group’s (RJLG) Center for Laboratory Sciences (CLS), in partnership with Columbia Basin College (CBC), announces the purchase of a new, state-of-the-art ThermoFisher Konelab 20XT Arena analyzer. This automated laboratory instrument will be used primarily in the analysis of wine and juice, as well as agricultural products and byproducts. The analyzer will quicken sample turn-around time, as well as improve data processing and increase quality. Both RJLG and CBC executives agree supporting regional agriculture needs and offering improved laboratory capabilities is continuing with the mission to “value-add” to the Tri Cities economy and quality of life.
July 21, 2008
The "Artful Asbestos" image, taken and submitted by RJLG's Matt Sanchez, was awarded Best Overall Image at the Inter/Micro 2008 Photomicrography Competition at the Inter/Micro Conference.
June 1, 2008
Delta-Energy, one of RJLG's spin-off companies, is the recipient of the 2008 Frost & Sullivan Award for Resource Recovery Technology Innovation for its development of the DEPolymerization(TM) process, a breakthrough technology to capture all the carbon possible from scrap tire shred.
May 8, 2008
Greene County Becomes Model for Scientific Programs Nationwide WAYNESBURG, PA, May 7, 2008 - RJ Lee Group (RJLG) announces today that they will bring their education platform to a national level through a potential partnership with Northwest Missouri State University (NMSU).
April 1, 2008
RJLG's satellite sites are busy moving, gearing up for seasonal work, adding new staff and developing and supporting large contracts. The Virginia office will be assisting clients with Federal Government contracts that are expected to yield as many as 3,000 drinking water samples along with numerous optical, TEM, SEM, & indoor air quality samples.
April 1, 2008
RJLG's satellite sites are busy moving, gearing up for seasonal work, adding new staff and developing and supporting large contracts. RJLG is a subcontractor to work that Fluor Hanford is performing in Hanford, WA.
April 1, 2008
RJLG's satellite sites are busy moving, gearing up for seasonal work, adding new staff and developing and supporting large contracts. The RJLG team in the EverGreene Technology Park (ETP) in Waynesburg, PA, continues to support the United States Air Force Propulsion Community, developing and supporting the Engine Health Management Plus Data Repository Center (EHM+DRC).
April 1, 2008
RJLG's satellite sites are busy moving, gearing up for seasonal work, adding new staff and developing and supporting large contracts. RJLG's California office in San Leandro has relocated to Hayward.
April 1, 2008
RJLG's satellite sites are busy moving, gearing up for seasonal work, adding new staff and developing and supporting large contracts. The New York office is performing Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) audits of two major hospital construction projects in Manhattan.
December 20, 2007
The Criminal Forensics Department has had a busy 4th Quarter. The Group added two employees, presented at training for law enforcement officers who investigate cold cases, and testified in a trial where an alternate light source was used to view gunpowder residue.
December 20, 2007
House Resolution 406 designated October 16, 2007, as "Independent College and University Day" in Pennsylvania. This, as the State has the second largest number of private colleges and universities in the nation; and those schools enroll 266,000 of the students in higher education in this Commonwealth. On that date, a special event was to take place at the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg. Waynesburg University was one of ten schools asked to attend, based on an essay submission to the "Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania" (AICUP).
December 20, 2007
RJLG exhibited at The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Conference November 12-14, in San Diego, CA. The show provided a dynamic international forum for the exchange of knowledge among scientists to enhance their contributions to health. Karen Sutch, Ellen Martin and Tricia Egry fielded questions from potential clients on topics such as particle contamination, source determination and defect analysis. Congratulations to Mahesh Chaubal on winning the Garmin - nuvi 200 GPS Receiver!
December 19, 2007
The RJLG team at the EverGreene Technology Park in Waynesburg, PA is hard at work supporting current system deployments and developing the next generation of Air Force software systems. The team is currently underway supporting IV&V (testing) on the recently developed Air Force Propulsion Community portal system supporting a Federated and Service Oriented Architecture approach for Engine Health Management Plus (EHM+) and Condition Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+) programs.
November 30, 2007
RJLG announces the promotion of Dr. Lykourgos Iordanidis to Manager of Corporate Chemistry. In this role, he is responsible for day-to-day management of the laboratory operations in Monroeville, PA and Pasco, WA. His primary objectives in the near term are to accelerate the integration of analytical chemistry production between Washington and headquarters. This position acts in parallel with Brian Strohmeier (TEM & Optical) and Karen Harris (Materials & Environmental).
November 7, 2007
RJ Lee's Group's (RJLG) President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Richard J. Lee announced today the naming of Charles Spangler, Jr. as new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Former COO and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) David James will continue in his role as RJLG's CFO, as well as assume the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Operations & CFO position within a spin-off, Delta-Energy, LLC. These changes are part of the stepping stones needed in building a base for RJLG becoming a more formally structured Company. As such, Delta-Energy's patented tire recycling technology has opened the door to rapid growth and prime market positioning in the rubber industry.
October 26, 2007
PITTSBURGH - RJ Lee Group (RJLG) has been awarded a $250,000 grant to perform a study on tires that will be removed from the Kiger tire pile in Perry Township in Greene County, PA. Here, significant numbers of scrap tires are currently being stored. The Kiger grant will help to define the quality of the end products produced by a recycling process of aged tires. This DEPolymerization process extracts carbon black, fuel oil and gas from scrap tires.
October 23, 2007
Company uses ASTM F-1877 as standard practice for particle characterization RJ Lee Group's (RJLG) medical device experts exhibited at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society (NASS) in Austin, Texas, October 23-27, 2007, at the Austin Convention Center.
October 22, 2007
RJ Lee Group's spin-off company, Delta-Energy, LLC. - a petroleum-based resource recovery company, at the 2007 Rubber Expo, introduced its first commercialized product, D-E Black®, a carbon black based product recovered from tire shred and used as an alternative to virgin carbon black in rubber and plastic compounds. The commercial introduction of D-E Black marks a significant milestone not only for the company, but also the rubber industry in support of demand for manufactured goods with recycled content.
September 27, 2007
RJ Lee Group is one of several local businesses that has partnered with Duquesne University to support a program that provides research opportunities to outstanding local high school students. Project SEED, which is in its fourth year at Duquesne, exposes economically disadvantaged high school students to hands-on research as they work one-on-one with faculty and mentors at Duquesne. The program operates under the guidelines of the American Chemical Society, but depends mainly on donations from local companies.
September 27, 2007
Two members of RJLG's senior staff attended the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2007 Conference, the annual meeting of the Microbeam Analysis Society (MAS) and Microscopy Society of America (MSA). It was held August 5-9 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
September 27, 2007
A.J. ‘Skip' Schwoeble, director of RJLG's Criminal Forensic Department, has been invited to become a member of a Scientific Working Group of Gunshot Residue (SWGGSR). This group developed out of the FBI GSR Symposium in Quantico, Virginia, in June of 2005.
September 27, 2007
RJ Lee Group (RJLG) and Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) have formed a partnership to help local and state governments leverage federal funding to improve their communities through innovative and collaborative community and economic development programs.
September 27, 2007
Air Force EHM+DRC Program update Since program inception in 2004, the Engine Health Management Plus Data Repository Center Program continues to maintain momentum and grow. RJ Lee Group's (RJLG) success on the program is attributed to ongoing top performance and commitment to the Air Force.
September 27, 2007
RJ Lee Group (RJLG) recently sponsored the first Greene County Business Expo hosted by the Waynesburg Chamber of Commerce. The theme was 'Discover Greene County's Hidden Treasures'.
June 29, 2007
RJ Lee Group (RJLG) has been awarded another Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 grant with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to demonstrate the feasibility of developing an innovative virtual analysis environment to educate, train and test post-secondary students and professionals in the use of microscopic analysis of materials in the areas of geology, forensic trace evidence, asbestos and concrete petrography. The key innovative foundation of the program will be the development of an advanced polarized light microscope (PLM) simulator.
June 29, 2007
RJ Lee Group (RJLG) has recently been granted the exclusive license to manufacture and market the University of North Carolina (UNC) Passive Aerosol Sampler. This innovative and cost effective device can be used to collect particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) in indoor and ambient air environments. The sampler is about the size and weight of a dime and consists of a standard scanning electron microscope (SEM) stub which is enclosed by a 150µm mesh cap. Material collected by the sampler is analyzed using computer controlled SEM (CCSEM) methods to determine particulate concentrations.
June 26, 2007
RJLG's Forenisc Group Assists National Geographic in Expert Analysis for Production of 'The Great Inca Rebellion' Documentary
A cemetery containing burials from the last days of the Inca Empire tells a very different story of the Spanish Conquest than that told by the conquistadors. See RJLG's expert analysis of one of those burials whose well-preserved skeleton reveals horrific injuries.
May 10, 2007
RJ Lee Group's (RJLG) Dr. Matthew J. Perricone has accepted a seat on the Chapter Council of ASM International (The Materials Information Society) representing District 10, which encompasses most of the state of Pennsylvania, including the Pittsburgh, Penn State, and Philadelphia chapters. Dr. Perricone has been heavily involved with ASM, most recently as the chair of the Albuquerque, NM, Chapter this past year, and currently as the chair of the Emerging Professionals Committee. His relocation to Pittsburgh presented this new and exciting challenge within another region of ASM.
April 16, 2007
RJ Lee Group, Inc. (RJLG), a leader in pharmaceutical and biotechnology problem solving, showcases its complete range of analytical laboratory and consulting services at INTERPHEX in New York City, April 24-26, 2007.
January 5, 2007
RJ Lee Group's (RJLG) Dr. Kristin Lee Bunker has been elected a Microbeam Analysis Society (MAS) Director for 2007-2009. Dr. Bunker is a scientist in the technical consulting group at RJLG. Most recently, she has been focused on a project involving the characterization and identification of minerals from mining deposits using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and stereo pair microscopy.
January 1, 2006
RJ Lee Group is due to have a huge 2006, filled with milestones and major achievements, an executive for the high-tech defense contractor announced Thursday. Glenn Harmon, vice president for RJ Lee Group, presented an update on the company's plans to Greene County commissioners as well as members of the media. "We are extremely optimistic about what's going on here. We are working to establish a permanent presence in Greene County," Harmon said. RJ Lee has its headquarters in Monroeville, but it also has a temporary office on Oakview Drive, Franklin Township. The 15 people who work in that office are supposed to move to a new facility at EverGreene Technology Park by early next year. RJ Lee plans to hire about 10 more workers by the time that move is complete.
January 28, 2011
American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo (AIHce) Accepts RJ Lee Group’s Keith Rickabaugh Abstract for 2011 Portland Session (1)
“Evaluation of the Potential Release of Unbound Engineered Nanoparticles at a Laboratory Research Facility,” an abstract by RJ Lee Group’s Keith Rickabaugh, has been accepted for presentation at AIHce 2011. Mr. Rickabaugh will make the presentation at a special podium session on May 18 at the Oregon Convention Center.
The handling of unbound engineered nanoparticles (UNP) was the subject of multi-phase study conducted by RJ Lee Group, Inc. for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to assess worker exposure and emissions. Phase III of the study was recently completed and determined if controls already in place met the validated control band that was established. Mr. Rickabaugh’s presentation will detail information on methods used for sampling and analysis of UNP and the various phases of the study.