Matergenics Inc. is a state-of-the-art materials testing laboratory and corrosion engineering firm, providing root cause failure analysis determinations, inspection and corrosion risk assessment of aging infrastructure and equipment, metallurgical testing, coating testing, concrete and other material testing. Industries we serve include the electric power, telecommunications, oil and gas, aerospace, automotive, waterwaste water, medical, and manufacturing.

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide new, innovative solutions for complex materials problems to enable clients to improve existing products or processes, develop new materials, and circumvent future materials failures. We are dedicated to our clients and committed to going the extra mile by providing quality services on time, within budget, and designed in compliance with industry standards to meet project requirements that give our clients the power to make informed decisions every step of the way.

Our Mission

As part of delivering superb service and an experience beyond expectations, Team Matergenics embraces the following:

Honesty: We value truthfulness, integrity and clarity in everything we do. We rely on FACTS to speak the truth. This allows us to be open, sincere and share our thoughts with our clients.

Care, Team Work and Action: We care, listen, and share our thoughts and engineering solutions providing practical, innovative, high-quality, and cost-effective solutions to our clients, as quickly as possible.

Safety: As industry professionals we are committed to promoting safety in public and the workplace, protect the environment, and use the most recent technologies in our services.

We Value Our Clients

Throughout the years, we have noticed that much of our business comes from repeat clients. This is a true honor, and we do not take it lightly. Our experienced engineering team can account for much of this; however, we believe there is something more to it. We believe it can also be attributed to the open and friendly relationship we promote with our clients; our “open door” policy inviting clients to just drop by to meet with Dr. Zee, or one of our other engineers; and the wonderful relationships that we have built over the years with our clients serving their needs. We invite you too, to just drop by and get to know our people!

Meet Our Team

Mehrooz Zamanzadeh, PhD
Mehrooz Zamanzadeh, PhDCompany Director
Dr. Zee is a NACE Certified Corrosion Specialist with over 28 years of practical experience in corrosion engineering, materials selection/design and cathodic protection/coatings. He has worked in the oil and gas, electric power and water/waste water utility industries throughout his career and has resolved a wide range of materials and corrosion engineering solutions.
Peyman Taheri, PhD
Peyman Taheri, PhDDirector of Engineering
Dr. Taheri is a Professional Engineer and a member of NACE and ASME. He is experienced in design, modeling, and installation of cathodic protection systems. He has published numerous technical articles on his work. His experience includes electrochemical corrosion research, corrosion risk assessment, and corrosion risk mitigation in power and telecom utility structures.
Carolyn Tome
Carolyn TomeChief Financial Officer
Carolyn Tome is in charge of administration and financial planning at Matergenics, Inc. She is highly experienced in project management, financial and operation management.
Ed Larkin
Ed LarkinTechnical Director & Failure Analyst
He has over 25 years of experience conducting failure analysis investigations of concrete construction materials, including petrographic examinations of hardened concrete, failure analysis, and metallurgical failure analysis of rebar, pipes, forgings and castings, train rails, and transmission towers to name a few. He has examined a wide variety of concrete failures and has extensive experience.
Tara Wockenfuss
Tara WockenfussSoil Corrosivity Testing Lab Manager
She has extensive experience in soil testing for corrosivity and has a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Pittsburgh with expertise in soils, corrosion, geology, ecology, and health and safety.

Approximately 4,000 soil samples are tested per year from locations across the United States at the Pittsburgh Soils Testing lab.

Anil Chikkam
Anil ChikkamFailure Analysis Laboratory Lead
Anil manages the lab testing of corrosion and concrete evaluation.
Anil is a NACE certified CP2 technician, API 571 Corrosion and Materials professional, and ASNT Level II (MPT & LPT).
He is experienced in corrosion risk assessment, cathodic protection, electrochemical testing, failure analysis root cause determination, welding characterization, metallurgical testing and scanning electron microscopy.
Alyson Char
Alyson CharGIS Specialist
Alyson earned a B.S. in Geographical Sciences from the University of British Columbia in 2019. She is experienced in LANDSAT imagery and analysis, remote sensing, GIS, soil and atmospheric corrosivity, corrosion risk assessment, and cathodic protection testing/installation. She is the co-owner of a patent for the methodology of soil corrosivity mapping using GIS.
Nick Hesske
Nick Hesske Project Manager
Nick is an accomplished corrosion engineer with 25+ years experience with corrosion risk assessment, corrosion testing, and failure mitigation in the field and within manufacturing facilities. He holds six US-patents in metallic and non-metallic coatings for corrosion prevention. Nick earned an M.S. in Material Science and Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
George Bayer, PhD
George Bayer, PhDCoatings Department Manager
Dr. Bayer manages a variety of failure analyses, corrosion and environmental exposure testing, and materials characterization projects. Most of Dr. Bayer’s efforts are directed toward coating systems in a variety of applications, including organic paints and coatings, metallic coatings, and ceramic coatings. Dr. Bayer authored over 30 technical publications and holds 5 U.S. patents.
Mike Crone
Mike CroneCorrosion Technician
Mike has earned a B.S. in Geology from West Virginia University in 2016. He has experience in well-site geology, geologic formation evaluation, soil corrosivity, metallurgical lab testing, corrosion risk assessment, and cathodic protection testing/installation. Mike has been with Matergenics since 2018. He is a NACE Certified CPII Specialist
Watson Ho
Watson HoTechnical Sales Representative
Waston has been working for Matergenics in technical sales. Watson’s main focus with Matergenics is on expansion and ensuring existing members are satisfied with the services provided. He graduated from Seattle University with an International business degree focused towards Business Administration.
Martin Latona
Martin LatonaSenior Materials Engineer
He has over 35 years’ experience in production, applied research, and client-focused project work in a lab environment. He is knowledgeable in stainless / corrosion resistant materials, low carbon or HSLA steels, and copper alloy. He performs corrosion and metallurgical forensic analyses to determine primary failure cause
Clinton Char, PE
Clinton Char, PESenior Structural Engineer
Clinton has 30+ years’ experience in utility transmission and distribution structural design
and analysis. He is currently a member of two (2) ASCE committees developing guidelines and standards of practice to be used nationally. Prior to joining Matergenics he was a Transmission Engineering Manager at Southern California Edison and he was a Lead Structural Engineer at the Hawaiian Electric Company.
James Datesh
James DateshConcrete Consultant
Mr. Datesh has technical expertise in fields of concrete and corrosion risk evaluation, corrosion inhibitors and coatings, surface preparation, water and wastewater treatments, high-temperature refractory materials, and chemical formulation. He has been president of the Association of Water Technologies and served as General Chair of the International Water Conference.
Mehran Ramsey
Mehran RamseyIT Director
Mehran manages and coordinates technology direction and strategy, process and quality improvements Matergenics. Directing Matergenics IT Team in designing, Building, implementing managing, supporting and enhancing key technologies.

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