Atlantic Testing Laboratories is proud to announce that Dr. Christopher R. Kelson, Ph.D., P.G. has been added to ASTM Main Committee C09 (Concrete and Concrete Aggregates) and is a voting member of Subcommittee C09.65 (Petrography).

Dr. Kelson joined ATL in 2016 as Senior Geologist and manages ATL’s Petrography Services and has almost 30 years’ combined experience within the materials construction industry, mining industry, and academia. Dr. Kelson earned his Bachelor’s Degree (Geology, 1994) from the University of Utah, Master’s Degree (Geology, 1999) from Brigham Young University, and Ph.D. (Geology, 2006) from the University of Georgia.

ATL’s Petrography services include the following:

Petrographic Examination of Hardened Concrete (ASTM C856)
Petrographic Examination of Aggregates for Concrete (ASTM C295)
Petrographic analysis of rocks and minerals
Microscopical Determination of Parameters of the Air-Void System in Hardened Concrete (ASTM C457)
SEM and XRD analysis of construction materials, rocks, minerals, and concrete
Geologic mapping and evaluation

For more information, contact Dr. Christopher R. Kelson at 315-386-4578 or