James R. Divine, PhD, PE, FNACE

Certificate # 769
Chief Engineer ChemMet, Ltd, PC
1261 N 61st Ave
West Richland, WA 99353
Phone #: 509-967-2309
Fax #: 509-967-2459
ChemMet is a licensed professional chemical engineering corporation specializing in materials selection, failure evaluations, and corrosion control. We are familiar with atmospheric, aqueous, and underground corrosion environments.

Previous Experience:

US Dept of Agriculture, Albany CA, Engineer, Summer 1961; Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland WA, Sr Engineer, 1965-1974; Westinghouse Hanford Company, Richland WA, Sr Process Engineer, 1974-1978; Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland WA, Staff Engineer, 1978-1991; ChemMet, Ltd., PC, West Richland WA, President & Chief Engineer, 1991 to present.


Corrosion Specialist, #867, National Association of Corrosion Engineers.


B.S. Chemical Engineering (with honors), U.C. Berkeley, 1961
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1965

Registered Professional Engineer (Chemical):

Registered/licensed professional engineer in Washington (#12231), Alaska (#EC 5925), Idaho (#10292), Oregon (#17,054).

Staff & Laboratory Facilities:

Available as needed.

Other Engineering Certifications:

Registered with the USCIEP International Registry of Professional Engineers (#137).


Authorized CVI User, US Dept. of Homeland Security: CVI-20100712-1055509

Engaged in Consulting Practice Since:


Scope of Activities:

Corrosion prevention and mitigation; environmental evaluation and testing of materials for new or existing facilities or processes; characterization and evaluation of failures of engineering materials, such as metals and polymers; the application and evaluation of electrochemical processes including electrowinning and electroplating; the application of chemical cleaning processes to process systems; short courses in corrosion technology and chemical engineering basics; hazardous material safety; and technology transfer.