About Us

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 chemistry laboratory that tests a wide variety of materials. 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.

Simon Forensic is owned and operated by team Omar Simon, Forensic Chemist, and Molly Simon, Administrator. We are dedicated to quick, friendly, accurate service. For more information about Omar, please see The Chemist.

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 your material up to 300,000x. Please see Electron Microscopy for more information. 
In the Metals Analysis Department Omar can determine any element on the periodic table and identify any metal alloy. Our unique combination of instruments provides a broad testing capability. Please see the Metal Alloy Analysis page for more information.
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