RJ Lee Group Headquarters

  • Root Cause Failure Analysis
  • Corrosion Investigations
  • Metallurgy & Materials Science
  • Accelerated Life Testing
  • Concrete Failure Analysis
  • Forensic Materials Identification

Matthew J. Perricone, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator & Technical Consulting Group Manager

Dr. Matthew Perricone is a Principal Investigator and the Technical Consulting Group Manager at RJ Lee Group, Inc., where he directs and performs root cause failure analyses for multiple industrial sectors in support of product development, performance optimization, and manufacturing quality assurance. His projects also include addressing warranty, insurance and product liability claims. Dr. Perricone has been accepted as an expert in Corrosion and Materials Science in U.S. District Court in multiple districts and has testified in a variety of cases including the multi-district litigation surrounding imported Chinese-manufactured drywall, assessment of corrosive impact of chemical processing to building structures, and determination of compositional consistency of lead-containing paint with historic manufacturer formulations. He has led extensive investigations of concrete and its durability in industries ranging from transportation to nuclear energy generation.

Dr. Perricone has conducted numerous studies of corrosion performance of materials including accelerated life testing in simulated service environments and has done extensive work on alloy development for U.S. naval applications. He has published in peer-reviewed literature and serves as a peer reviewer for multiple materials science journals including Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. In 2018, the Materials Technology Institute published Dr. Perricone’s book, “Atlas of Microstructures for Alloy C-276 and Similar Casting Alloys” which was peer reviewed by a committee of industry representatives that manufacture and use these alloys and distributed to their members as a reference. He has held a variety of leadership roles at ASM International during his decades of membership and is currently serving as chair of the ASM Membership Committee.


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Education History

  1. 2005

    Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering

    Lehigh University
  2. 2003

    M.S., Materials Science and Engineering

    Lehigh Univeristy
  3. 2000

    B.S., Materials Science and Engineering

    Lehigh University

Professional Experience

  1. 2011 - Present
    Principal Investigator, Technical Consulting Services
    RJ Lee Group, Inc.
  2. 2007 - 2011
    Senior Scientist, Technical Consulting Services
    RJ Lee Group, Inc.
  3. 2005 - 2007
    Senior Member Technical Staff, Joining and Coatings Department
    Sandia National Laboratories
  4. 2000 - 2005
    Graduate Research Assistant & Graduate Consultant; Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    Lehigh University

Memberships & Awards

  • Silver Medal Award
    ASM International
  • William Spraragen Memorial Award
    American Welding Society
  • Employee Recognition Award
    Sandia National Laboratories
  • Member, Committee Chair
    ASM International
  • Member
    Failure Analysis Society
  • Member
    NACE International
  • Member; Principal Reviewer; Graduate Research Fellowship
    American Welding Society
  • Board of Trustees; Ex-Officio Member
    ASM Education Foundation
  • Graduate Fellowship
    National Defense Science & Engineering
  • Engineering Fellowship
    Lehigh University