RJ Lee Group Opens New Southpointe Location in Canonsburg, PA

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  • 3:49PM Sep 28, 2015
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RJ Lee Group is proud to announce its new Southpointe location in Canonsburg, PA. The Southpointe development is quickly becoming known as the center of the Marcellus Shale industry, and is about an hour from RJLG’s Monroeville headquarters outside Pittsburgh, Pa. The base for our Information and Software Services department, the new office is in […]

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How Raman Spectroscopy Identifies the Polymorphs of Silica (SiO2)

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  • 9:00AM Sep 02, 2015
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Article on crystalline silica by Mark Sparrow, an expert in Raman Spectroscopy analysis, electron and optical microscopy, EDS, FTIR spectroscopy, thermal methods and mercury porosimetry. Why is it Important to Identify the Polymorphs of Crystalline Silica? Silicon dioxide, or crystalline silica, is one of the most common minerals on earth and is mostly obtained by the […]

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EBSD Challenges Conventional Asbestos Identification Methods

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  • 12:05PM Aug 05, 2015
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RJ Lee Group has a long history of providing high-quality asbestos analysis and litigation expertise, supported by the research of our subject matter experts.  Brian Bandli, Ph.D., a Principal Investigator with our materials group, presented a paper (Microscopy & Microanalysis, Vol. 20, pp. 1805-1816) that outlines how electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) can successfully identify asbestos […]

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The Role of XPS in Determining the Quality of Stainless Steel Passivation

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  • 9:40AM Jul 15, 2015
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This blog post was written by Dr. Jerry LaSalle, an expert in XPS surface analysis and physical and powder metallurgy. Dr. LaSalle’s areas of concentration include stainless steel passivation qualification, metallurgical failure analysis, additive manufacturing, and powder metallurgy consultation. The surface of a bulk material is its window to the outside world, and its first point […]

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Engineering Interns Are Part of a G.R.E.A.T. Program

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  • 10:26AM Apr 27, 2015
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Meet Our Interns This year, RJ Lee Group is hosting two interns through Penn State New Kensington’s G.R.E.A.T.1 Program. What is most exciting is that, as a corporate sponsor, RJ Lee Group has mentored these students throughout a high-school-level program that funneled into a college-level program. James (Jimmy) Serra and Meng Huo Tang were both […]

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Do Engineered Nanoparticles Emitted from Laser Printers have Health Implications?

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CHALLENGE: Characterize the engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) in toner formulations and study the release of the ENMs during consumer use of laser printers. Characterize their physiochemical, morphological, and toxicological properties. SOURCE: Printers from the four most commercially available manufacturers and models using a variety of printer toner powder and paper were used during printing. PROCESS: The […]

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Micro/Nano-Scale Investigation Addresses Polystyrene Manufacturing Challenges

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Challenge: A manufacturer was experiencing production issues associated with polystyrene vessels in a life science application. Our challenge was to investigate the problem, which was impacting multiple product lines, to determine the root cause of failure and provide a means of resolution. Material: Polystyrene is critical to biomedical research and science. Its optical clarity and ability […]

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New Technique Used for 3D Microstructural Information and Next Generation Materials

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  • 10:00AM Aug 26, 2013
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Results show great promise for the additive manufacturing and materials modeling community. Dr. Chris Hefferan, RJ Lee Group Materials Scientist, will be presenting at Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) 2013 in late October on an up-and-coming characterization technique that has led to a notable scientific result in fundamental research. Dr. Hefferan is one of a […]

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