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Lisin Metallurgical Services, LLC is a full service metallurgical consulting firm specializing in failure analysis and materials consulting based in Milwaukie (Portland), Oregon.  Lisin Metallurgical Services, LLC was established in 2000 and currently supports over 800 clients across a broad variety of industries.
Mark Lisin
Mark Lisin, P.E.
Owner and

Metallurgical Engineer

Mark Lisin has operated Lisin Metallurgical Services, LLC since the year 2000.  In that time the company has grown to eight professionals dedicated to providing top quality failure analysis services in a timely manner and at a competitive rate.  Mark earned a Bachelor of Science in metallurgical engineering from California Polytechnic State University and a Master of 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, including two OR registered Professional Engineers!  Mark likes to ski, mountain bike, camp, drink beer, and fish for steelhead in the local rivers.  


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Michael Carroll, P.E. 

Sr. Metallurgical Engineer

Michael graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering in 2007 and is a Metallurgical PE in Oregon.  He joined Lisin Metallurgical in 2014 after supporting Chinook drivetrain parts production at Columbia Helicopters.  Michael’s technical work is centered on ferrous metallurgy, heat treatment troubleshooting, corrosion, reverse engineering, power generation, infrastructure, and rotating equipment, but he enjoys the full variety of projects that come through the door.  Outside of work he enjoys exploring nature, reading, acoustic guitar, and kid-centric family fun.

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Mat Lisin, P.E.
Mechanical Engineer

Mat Lisin joined Lisin Metallurgical Services, LLC in 2012 and is a Mechanical Engineering PE in Oregon.  Mat holds a Bachelor of Science in biology and in mechanical engineering.  He has failure analysis experience in a wide variety of applications including power generation, trucking, semi-conductor fabrication, medical implants, and aerospace.  Outside of work, Mat likes to ski, camp, golf, and cook.

Jason Boyer


Failure Analysis


Jason graduated with a Bachelors in Physics from the University of California, San Diego in 2005 and joined Lisin Metallurgical Services in 2016.  He has broad experience with magnetic design, lithography and excimer lasers, cryogenics, and product design and testing.  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 and his two daughters.


Jennifer McElroy
General Manager
Failure Analysis

Jennifer has been with Lisin Metallurgical Services, LLC since 2005.  Jennifer serves as General Manager and failure analyst at Lisin Metallurgical.  She has more than 15 years of experience in scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive x-ray analysis, light microscopy, metallography, etc.  When not working, Jennifer enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and daughter.


Eric Robben

Office Administrator

Failure Analysis

Eric is an Oregon native and 2019 Portland State University graduate where he earned his Bachelor of Science in mathematics. He joined the Lisin team in September of 2021 and has since been working his way from the ground up training in a variety of failure analysis techniques including optical profilometry, electron microscopy, metallography, and non-destructive testing methods.


Foodie, game enthusiast, and collector of oddities; Eric's free time is well spent with his loved ones- his close friends and family, as well as his partner and their three rambunctious cats; Dorry, Castiel, and Panini. 



Amy Harter, EIT

Failure Analysis


Amy graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2023 with a Bachelor of Science in materials engineering.  She joined Lisin Metallurgical in August of 2023 and serves as a failure analyst.  Outside of work, Amy enjoys making homemade ice cream and cheese, playing piano, spending time outdoors, and playing sports. 



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.

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