Lisin Metallurgical Services is a full service metallurgical consulting firm specializing in failure analysis and materials consulting based in Milwaukie (Portland), Oregon.  Lisin Metallurgical Services was established in 2000 and currently supports over 600 clients across a broad variety of industries.
Mark Lisin
Mark Lisin
Owner and
Metallurgical Engineer

Mark Lisin has operated Lisin Metallurgical Services since the year 2000.  In that time the company has grown to four professionals dedicated to providing top quality failure analysis services in a timely manner and at a competitive rate.  Mark earned a Bachelors of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University and a Masters Degree in Metallurgy from the Colorado School of Mines. Mr Lisin's work experience prior to forming Lisin Metallurgical Services includes Westinghouse Electric Corp., San Diego Gas and Electric, and Precision Castparts Corp.  Mark is a registered PE with the State of Oregon.   He is the father of four kids whom he is acitvely recruiting for careers in Engineering.  Mark likes to ski, mountain bike, camp, drink beer, and fish for steelhead in the local rivers.  


Mat Lisin
Failure Analysis Technician
Mat Lisin
Failure Analysis EIT/Technician

Mat joined Lisin Metallurgical Services in August of 2012.  He is the technical operator of the saws as well as the metallographer.  He has extensive experience with light microscopy as well as scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray analysis.  


Mat has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Jason Boyer


Failure Analysis


Michael Carroll 

Metallurgical Engineer

Michael earned a Bachelors in Materials Science and Engineering from Washington State University in 2007.  Prior to joining Lisin Metallurgical Services in 2014, his previous experience included working in a commercial materials testing lab as well as supporting the manufacture and qualification of critical helicopter parts.  Michael is a registered professional engineer (PE) in Oregon.  When not peering down a microscope, he enjoys family time, trips to the coast, home brewing and rooting for the Timbers.

Jennifer McElroy
General Manager
Failure Analysis

Jennifer has been with Lisin Metallurgical Services since 2005.  Originally hired to fill a clerical position, Jennifer is now General Manager at Lisin Metallurgical and proficient in many laboratory analyses, including hardness and microhardness testing, metallographic sample preparation, scanning electron microscopy, and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy.  When not working, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

Cory Hughes


Failure Analysis


Jason graduated with a Bachelors in Physics from the University of California, San Diego in 2005.  He has broad experience with magnetic design, lithography and excimer lasers, cryogenics, and product design.  Prior to joining Lisin Metallurgical, he worked as a Sr. Researcher in Leatherman Tool’s advanced design division.


In his spare time, Jason enjoys restoring vintage Volvos and VW’s, photography, fly fishing, Oregon wines, mountain biking and running, and camping and hiking with his wife Kim.


Cory graduated from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo in 2017 with a Bachelors of Science in Materials Engineering.  In 2018 he joined Lisin Metallurgical and serves as a metallurgist/ failure analyst. 


His interests include metallographic preparation of precious metals and examination of welds in aluminum alloys.  In his free time Cory enjoys riding and wrenching on bicycles as well as sewing and exploring outdoors with his family. 


We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your materials related projects.  Give us a call or send us an email and we can discuss how we can help.

Mark Lisin, Owner of Lisin Metallurgical Services.