About Us


Simon Forensic, LLC

is 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.

When you have a failed part of a structure or machine, Omar makes it his job to tell you why. 

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.




R-18  AASHTO  Accredited  in  ASR  testing!

Our ASTM testing is primarily analyzing for deleterious materials, which are components of aggregate that can cause premature failure or degradation of the concrete structures. 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.




Forensic investigation + chemical analysis
= 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