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A History of Expertise and Innovation

RJ Lee Group has assessed environmental issues since the early 1980s when our Energy Technology Consultants (ETC) pioneered the recognition of specific air quality patterns. We developed a cutting-edge technique for identifying, measuring, and characterizing particles in the air using computer-controlled scanning electron microscopy (CCSEM).

RJ Lee Group has worked with clients in various industries, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to assess and provide solutions for environmental factors that could affect our health. Our services have grown over the years, from setting controls for unbound nanoparticles (UNP) to designing and building test chambers to simulate specific environmental conditions.

Today we offer our expertise for our clients’ environmental and compliance concerns and perform rigorous assessment and management of potential environmental risks.


Materials Analysis & Investigation Laboratory Services

Materials analysis is essential for implementing reliable quality control measures and promoting a secure and healthy work environment. Organizations rely on a deep understanding of product performance and durability, which is why RJ Lee Group offers materials analysis services in our state-of-the-art investigation laboratory. Our expertise in scientific analysis empowers you to make informed decisions.

Product Testing and Raw Materials
Materials Analysis

We specialize in analyzing the chemical composition, distribution, and properties of various materials. Our expertise extends to evaluating component parts of all sizes, as well as thin films, welds, coatings, catalysts, fibers, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, construction equipment, concrete, and more.

This comprehensive approach ensures that customers from a wide range of industries can leverage our services for precise and reliable material evaluations. Whether it's optimizing manufacturing processes, ensuring the quality of pharmaceutical products, or enhancing the performance of construction materials, RJ Lee Group's laboratory provides invaluable insights that can drive innovation, improve product quality, and ultimately contribute to the success of businesses across different sectors.

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Product Development & Commercialization

RJ Lee Group's investigation laboratories  play a pivotal role in the transformative journey from ideas to reliable, manufacturable products. One of the key benefits lies in the robust support for quality control measures, where the laboratory's expertise ensures that products meet stringent standards and specifications.

By providing scientific insights, we empower businesses to make informed decisions and implement corrective actions, contributing to enhanced product quality and reliability. Additionally, the capability to conduct product performance simulation and remaining life assessment testing in simulated operational environments allows clients to gain a comprehensive understanding of their product's behavior under real-world conditions.

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Particulate Characterization

Clients rely on RJ Lee Group to gain significant advantages from our experienced team of scientists who leverage state-of-the-art electron microscopes to identify complex particulates with unparalleled precision. The utilization of cutting-edge technology ensures a thorough and accurate analysis, enabling clients to address intricate particulate challenges effectively.

Our subject matter experts go beyond identification, actively assisting clients in recommending tailored sampling procedures and protocols. This comprehensive approach not only aids in determining particulate composition but also plays a crucial role in pinpointing the source of particulates. Such detailed insights provide clients with a robust scientific foundation, empowering them to respond effectively to regulatory concerns. Moreover, the laboratory's expertise supports the establishment of appropriate health and safety measures, ensuring a proactive approach to mitigating potential risks associated with particulates. 

Our Laboratory Capabilities

  • Optical Microscopy
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (SEM/EDS)
  • Ultra-High-Resolution In-Lens SEM/STEM
  • Automated Computer Controlled SEM (CCSEM)
  • High Resolution Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM)
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • Metallurgical Services
  • Non-Destructive Evaluations
  • TGA / DSC
  • Sample Preparation Services
  • Additional Testing and Services Available
Materials Analysis and Investigation Laboratory Services Lab Testing Guide
Keith Wagner

Expert Spotlight

Keith Wagner

Senior Materials Scientist

Keith has over 30 years of experience and is currently a Senior Materials Scientist with supervisory and technical responsibilities focused on industrial problem solving, forensic materials investigations and failure analysis for commercial, legal and governmental clientele. He has conducted materials evaluations on all classes of materials. He has also published and presented on materials processing and failure analysis in the areas of metallic alloy systems, concrete and structural materials, nanotechnology, CO2 sequestration, particle and residual materials analysis, corrosion, wear and applications of various materials characterization techniques.

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Case study

How AeroTech Secured Its Future

When AeroTech Industries faced recurring defects in a crucial aircraft component, they were at risk of losing multi-million dollar contracts and jeopardizing the jobs of hundreds of employees. They enlisted the help of RJ Lee Group, who quickly deployed a team of technical experts. Through state-of-the-art forensic analysis, RJ Lee Group identified and rectified the root cause—a flaw in the casting process—eliminating the defect and preserving AeroTech's contracts.

Discuss Your Materials Analysis Needs with an Expert

Use RJ Lee Group’s evidence-based practices to support your products from the development stage to recommended improvements. Ensure a healthy workplace and compliance with regulatory standards with our on-site investigation laboratory. Contact RJ Lee Group today and talk with an expert about your needs.