We provide testing services to certify product and materials compliance, support quality control, and ensure the health and safety of workers and their environment. We provide assistance for clients who are not sure what tests they need. Our accredited materials characterization laboratory is the foundation of all the services of RJ Lee Group provides, including standardized testing for compliance, industrial hygiene and environmental analyses, quality control, and materials research and development.

We provide credentialed expertise supported built by robust scientific data. We provide significant support to industrial clients for product development, industrial hygiene and overall production support.

RJ Lee Group maintains a visible and respected reputation within the legal community, having offered scientific support in civil litigation matters for nearly 30 years. 

  • Product Liability 
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From our core business of providing scientific solutions to our clients, we have developed innovative products. Some are produced internally, and some have arisen from partnerships with other research organizations. 

For example, we build lab software solutions to help manage and streamline your labs data, and environmental testing products for a variety of applications. 

  • IntelliSEM is a powerful automated particle analysis system.
  • ParticleID is  a customizable cloud hosted web application used to identify foreign particulate matter and  assist with root cause investigations. 

Other products we create count particles and help keep the air and environment safe.

RJ Lee Group is a materials analysis laboratory and consulting company which serves many different industries. We offer scientific solutions such as industrial forensics services, laboratory and testing services, litigation support, and laboratory software to many industries:

RJ Lee Group Signs Licensing Agreement for Technology that Turns Tires to Carbon Black

RJ Lee Group News

November 4, 2015

RJ Lee Group, Inc., a scientific consulting laboratory in Monroeville, Pa., has signed a licensing agreement with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for technology that converts waste rubber, such as used tires, into carbon black composites. Developed by ORNL’S Amit Naskar, Parans Paranthaman, and Zhonghe Bi, this innovative technology could introduce a new market for more than one billion tires that are generated around the globe each year. Typically, these tires are either sent to landfills or used as filler material in rubber, plastics, artificial turf, asphalt, and civil engineering applications. The properietary pre-treatment process produces carbon material that can be incorporated into supercapacitors, batteries, water filtration, and catalysis technologies.

“This process represents a major breakthrough in the utilization of more than two percent of the nation’s solid waste and will materially improve the price and performance of advanced energy storage technologies,” noted Dr. Richard Lee, CEO of RJ Lee Group. “We are delighted to collaborate with ORNL in this technology transfer effort. The project symbolizes the ideal relationship between the fundamental research capabilities of a national laboratory and a small high-tech business in commercializing innovative technologies.”

RJ Lee Group licenses ORNL technology that converts waste rubber into a valuable energy storage material. ORNL inventors Amit Naskar (left) and Parans Paranthaman (right) with Richard Lee, CEO of RJ Lee Group (center).

“Our success in producing higher performance carbon composites from waste tire rubber for potential use in energy storage applications adds a new value to recycled tires,” reported ORNL’s Naskar. Researchers at ORNL placed the recovered carbon into the anodes of lithium-ion batteries, also called “watch” or “coin” batteries, and test results indicated faster charging rates and a higher capacity than conventional graphite batteries. In addition, the carbon black composites could even be used as an alternative to the graphite, resulting in an approximately 10% lower lithium-ion battery cost.

According to Paranthaman, “The next step is to scale up the production of the carbon materials so that we can replicate the lab-scale performance in larger format cells.” ORNL and RJ Lee Group will collaborate to further this new technology through a privately-funded sponsored research project.

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