About Us

Simon Forensic, LLC

an independent materials testing laboratory.

We practice industrial forensics.

Our focus is on metal testing, coatings, corrosion, aggregates, polymers, carbon fiber and the physical chemistry of failure analysis. We are happy to serve the greater Seattle area and beyond!

Our testing provides personalized, 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 a broad spectrum of material, and identify chemical properties of your material. Please see Electron Microscopy for more information. 
We can identify ANY type of metal. Our metal testing department can determine any element on the periodic table to identify your metal alloy. Our unique combination of instrumentation provides a broad testing capability. See Metal Testing and ID for more information.

We are AASHTO Accredited in ASR testing!

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 the Aggregate Testing page. 
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.

Our mission is to provide accurate analysis,
friendly personalized service,
and quick turn-around on tests. 

Forensic investigative skills + chemical instrumentation
= Forensic Chemistry.

 Omar Simon applies years of experience and an ever growing collection of specialized instruments to establish facts of interest. These facts are used to determine answers for:

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