Our Experts

The Experts of RJ Lee Group

Our experts work in a wide variety of technical areas, and therefore support multiple industries and types of services that RJLG provides. With expertise ranging from materials characterization to industrial hygiene and environmental services, from chemistry to technology development. 

For ease of navigation, our experts are listed in their most active areas of service to RJLG clientele, but a more detailed description of each staff member's experience and expertise can be found on their bio page. All experts across areas our areas of expertise are below, or click on the menu to the left to go straight to an area of expertise. To learn more about each expert, click their name in their profile card below.

Bryan R. Bandli, Ph.D.

Mineralogist & Microscopist
  • Mineral & Materials Characterization
  • Microscopy
  • Asbestos
  • Electron Backscatter Diffraction
  • Mines & Quarries
  • Talc

    Kristin Bunker, Ph.D.

    Senior Scientist
    • Nanomaterials characterization
    • Microscopy
    • Materials science

      Gary S. Casuccio

      Senior Scientist
      • Nanomaterials Analytical Method Development
      • Nanoparticle Characterization
      • Nanomaterials Characterization
      • Powder Metals Characterization
      • Particle Characterization
      • Inclusion Analysis

        Vincent B. Conrad, Ph.D.

        Consulting Scientist
        • Particulate Characterization
        • Air Quality
        • Scaling
        • Lubricants
        • Oil Analysis / Predictive Maintenance
        • Water Treatment
        • Mining
        • Oil & Gas
        • Power Generation

          Michael J. Deible, Ph.D.

          Consulting Scientist
          • Physical Chemistry
          • Materials Analysis
          • Corrosion Analysis
          • Computational Chemistry
          • Analytical Chemistry

          James B. Duncan, Ph.D.

          Consulting Scientist
          • Water Chemistry & Separations
          • Industrial Waste Separation Processes
          • General Electrochemical Corrosion Processes

            Don Ewert

            Product Stewardship & Business Development Lead
            • Product Stewardship
            • SDS & Label Authoring
            • GHS/HazCom/WHIMS
            • SDS Hazard Reclassification
            • TSCA, REACH & CLP
            • IH/Toxicology/Occ Health

              Eric R. Giannini, Ph.D., P.E.

              Principal Investigator
              • Concrete Durability: Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) & Delayed Ettringite Formation (DEF)
              • Standards and Test Methods for Concrete and Aggregates
              • Nondestructive Testing (NDT) of Concrete
              • Concrete Pavements
              • Laboratory Mockups to Simulate Concrete Distress
              • Bamboo: Mechanical Testing & Characterization

                Christopher M. Hefferan, Ph.D.

                Applied Physicist & Consulting Scientist
                • Microstructural Characterization & Analysis
                • Failure Analysis
                • Innovative and Custom Experimental Design
                • Electron Backscatter Diffraction Microscopy (EBSD)
                • Statistical Microscopy
                • Consumer Products

                  Tarah Helsel

                  Forensic Scientist
                  • Gunshot Residue Analysis
                  • Expert Witness Testimony
                  • Trace Evidence Analysis
                  • SEM/EDS Analysis
                  • Microscopy

                  Heinz Huber, Ph.D.

                  Senior Project Manager
                  • Chemistry
                  • Environmental Health & Safety
                  • Radiation Safety
                  • Operations Optimization
                  • Air Toxics

                    Lykourgos Iordanidis

                    Laboratory Manager of Analytical Services & Senior Chemist
                    • Inorganic & Organic Chemistry
                    • Material Specification
                    • Structural Characterization
                    • Air Quality

                      Stephen Kennedy, Ph.D.

                      Consulting Scientist
                      • Soil & Clay Mineral Speciation
                      • Airborne Particle Characterization
                      • Environmental Forensics
                      • Industrial Forensics
                      • Powder Metal Characterization

                        Richard J. Lee, Ph.D.

                        CEO & Consulting Scientist
                        • History of Regulations
                        • Concrete Failure Analysis
                        • Non-Commercial Asbestos
                        • Asbestos Identification
                        • Electron Diffraction
                        • Methodology Development

                          Alan M. Levine, Ph.D.

                          Senior Consulting Scientist
                          • Analytical Chemistry (Organic & Inorganic)
                          • Thermal, Physical, and Microbial Test Procedures
                          • Failure Analysis (Polymers)
                          • Method Development
                          • Optical and Electron Microscopy

                            Larry Lockrem

                            Technology Development, Columbia Basin Analytical Laboratories
                            • Geochemistry
                            • Soil & Clay Mineralogy
                            • RCRA & CERCLA Special Analyses
                            • Developing Environmental Methods
                            • Field In-Situ Measurements & Assessments
                            • Non-Destructive Assay

                              Jason S. Lupoi, Ph.D.

                              Consulting Scientist & Analytical Chemist
                              • Infrared Spectroscopy
                              • Chemometrics
                              • Raman Spectroscopy
                              • Biofuel Feedstock Characterization
                              • Analytical Chemistry

                                Monica McGrath-Koerner

                                Consulting Scientist
                                • Mineral Characterization
                                • Microscopy
                                • Asbestos Identification
                                • Talc
                                • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
                                • Selected Area Diffraction (SAED)

                                  Steven J. Monaco, Ph.D.

                                  Senior Consulting Scientist
                                  • Lubrication
                                  • Materials Characterization
                                  • Catalysts & Sorbents
                                  • Surface Science
                                  • Materials Synthesis
                                  • Gas-Solid Interactions

                                    Allison Murtha Laneve

                                    Manager & Forensic Scientist
                                    • Gunshot Residue Analysis
                                    • Expert Witness Testimony
                                    • Trace Evidence Analysis
                                    • SEM/EDS Analysis
                                    • Microscopy

                                      James Pellegrino

                                      Senior Scientist
                                      • Heavy Industrial Forensics / Root Cause Analysis
                                      • Iron/Steel Making, Rolling Mills, Mining, Marine & Construction Equipment
                                      • Physical Metallurgy / Microstructure
                                      • Mechanical Metallurgy / Flow, Fracture, Fatigue and Environmental
                                      • Corrosion

                                        Matthew J. Perricone, Ph.D.

                                        Principal Investigator & Technical Consulting Group Manager
                                        • Root Cause Failure Analysis
                                        • Corrosion Investigations
                                        • Metallurgy & Materials Science
                                        • Accelerated Life Testing
                                        • Concrete Failure Analysis
                                        • Forensic Materials Identification

                                          Keith P. Rickabaugh, CIH

                                          Certified Industrial Hygienist
                                          • Environmental Health & Safety
                                          • Industrial Hygiene
                                          • Nanotechnology
                                          • Project Management
                                          • Analytical Method Development
                                          • Materials Characterization & Analysis
                                          • Consumer Products
                                          • Work Practice Simulation & Chamber Testing

                                            Sean M. Ruane

                                            Biopharm & Powder Metals Manager
                                            • Biopharmaceutical Material Characterizations
                                            • Foreign Particulate Matter Investigations
                                            • Organic & Inorganic Component Identification
                                            • Analytical Chemistry
                                            • Powder Metal Characterization
                                            • Heavy Liquid Separation (HLS) Analysis

                                            Matthew S. Sanchez, Ph.D.

                                            Principal Investigator
                                            • Mineral Characterization
                                            • Microscopy
                                            • Talc
                                            • Vermiculite
                                            • Asbestos

                                              Joseph Sears, Ph.D.

                                              Technical Director & Senior Scientist
                                              • Forensic Toxicology
                                              • Narcotics & Alcohol Analyses
                                              • Analytical Method Development
                                              • Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometry
                                              • Volatile Organic Compounds

                                                Karen Smith

                                                Senior Scientist
                                                • Materials Characterization
                                                • Foreign Particulate Matter Investigations
                                                • Microscopy
                                                • Spectroscopy

                                                  April E. Snyder

                                                  Construction Materials Laboratory Manager & Senior Scientist
                                                  • Petrographic Studies
                                                  • ASR/ACR
                                                  • Failure Analysis
                                                  • Distress Investigations
                                                  • Delamination & Debonding Concrete and Stucco

                                                    Clayton A. Stein, Ph.D.

                                                    Materials Scientist & Researcher
                                                    • Microstructural Characterization
                                                    • Electron Microscopy
                                                    • Electron Backscatter Diffraction Microscopy (EBSD)
                                                    • Crystallographic Texture Analysis
                                                    • Powder Metal Characterization

                                                      Brian R. Strazisar, Ph.D.

                                                      Principal Investigator
                                                      • Cement & Concrete Chemistry
                                                      • Forensic Failure Analysis of Concrete
                                                      • Oil/Gas Well Cement Integrity
                                                      • Concrete/Mortar Characterization
                                                      • Chemical Failure Mechanisms
                                                      • Science Communication

                                                        Antonios Tasoglou, Ph.D.

                                                        Senior Scientist
                                                        • Air Quality Engineer
                                                        • PTR-MS Specialist
                                                        • Atmospheric Chemistry
                                                        • Air Toxics
                                                        • Carbonaceous Aerosols
                                                        • Gas & Particle-Phase Instrumentation

                                                          Drew R. Van Orden, P.E.

                                                          Registered Professional Engineer
                                                          • Asbestos
                                                          • Amphibole Identification & Quantification
                                                          • Mines & Quarries
                                                          • Worker Exposure
                                                          • Statistical Analyses
                                                          • Quality Control

                                                            Keith E. Wagner

                                                            Senior Materials Scientist
                                                            • Industrial Problems with Forensics
                                                            • Materials Failures and Fractography
                                                            • Corrosion Studies
                                                            • Electronic Materials and Devices
                                                            • Glass and Polymer Materials Analysis
                                                            • Construction Materials Evaluations