Anderson Materials Evaluation, Inc.

Anderson Materials Evaluation is an independent laboratory established in 1995 offering materials analysis and testing, failure analysis, quality control, materials verification, and materials and process research and development services.  We also consult and provide expert witness services based on our laboratory materials analysis results.

We offer expert corrosion analysis, surface analysis, thermal analysis, optical and electron microscopy, infra-red absorption, x-ray emission, UV-visible light spectrophotometry, and mass spectroscopy services for materials analysis ranging from nanomaterials through surface treatments, thin films and coatings, to bulk materials.  We have extensive experience with metal, polymer, other organic, inorganic compound, mineral, ceramic, glass, semiconductor, and composite materials analysis.

Our Ph.D. materials scientists and chemists specialize in custom and innovative analyses to solve your most stubborn and complex materials challenges. Our laboratory is available to augment your existing materials analysis and R&D capabilities by performing analyses not available to many companies in-house. With intelligent planning of an analytical investigation, we efficiently maximize your understanding, while minimizing your expenses.

Based in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, our laboratory provides independent technical evidence and advice for a broad spectrum of commercial applications and market sectors. Each project is managed by at least one of our Ph.D. scientists.  Our laboratory has served many of the most respected organizations in industry and academia, as well as start-up, small, and medium-sized businesses, each of whose success is critically important to us.

A four page, easily printed, summary of our capabilities can be found here.

Services Include:

  • Materials Analysis
  • Materials Testing
  • Failure Analysis
  • Quality Control
  • Materials & Process Development
  • Materials Identification, Verification
  • Contamination Detection
  • Corrosion Analysis
  • Adhesive Bonding Failure Analysis
  • Consulting
  • Expert Witness

Capabilities:

  • XPS Surface Analysis
  • Thermal Analysis, TGA, DSC, TMA
  • Electrochemistry
  • FTIR-ATR Infra-Red Spectroscopy
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy, SEM
  • X-ray Emission Spectroscopy, EDX
  • Optical Microscopy
  • RGA Mass Spectroscopy
  • Metallography & Fractography
  • Cross-Section Analysis
  • Contact Angle Measurements
  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometry
  • Mechanical Testing (coming soon)
  • Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (coming soon)