About Us

At Simon Forensic, we practice industrial forensics.

Omar Simon has 17 years of experience in chemical elemental determination,
metal alloy identification, failure analysis and aggregate testing.

Simon Forensic, LLC is an independent materials testing laboratory.

Our focus is on metals, coatings, corrosion and aggregates. Our testing provides non-biased, third party verification of materials and can provide answers to solve issues such as product failure, quality control, foreign material identification and metal alloy identification.

The primary instrument at Simon Forensic is a Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS). With this state-of-the-art instrument Omar can analyze and identify chemical properties of your material, with images up to 300,000x! Please see Electron Microscopy for more information. 
We can identify ANY kind of metal. Our Metals Analysis Department can determine any element on the periodic table and identify any metal alloy. Our unique combination of instrumentation provides a broad testing capability. Please see the Metal Alloy Analysis page for more complete information.

ASTM C-1260 and ASTM C-1567 ASR are familiar terms for those working in the Aggregate Industry. Roads, tarmacs and large infrastructure projects can require aggregate and cement companies to have their rock tested for materials that may effect their performance over time. Our ASTM testing is primarily looking  for deleterious materials, which are components of the aggregate that can cause premature failure or degradation of the concrete. For more information, please see our Aggregate Testing page. We expect to be AASHTO accredited in 2017!  
The laboratory is located in Shoreline, WA with easy access from both I-5 and WA-99. Find directions on the Contact Us page.

Forensics is the scientific gathering, analysis and identification of evidence for investigation. 

Forensic investigative skills + chemical instrumentation
= Forensic Chemistry.

 Omar Simon applies years of experience and a broad collection of specialized instrumentation to establish facts of interest. These facts are used to determine a multitude of answers for:

  • product failure
  • quality control
  • foreign material identification
  • metal alloy identification
  • reverse engineering
  • ASTM aggregate testing