Our Company

PMIC’s History and Company Profile:

PMIC was founded in 1991 in Philomath, Oregon by Dr. Ernest G. Wolff, providing highly accurate thermal expansion measurements using the Michelson laser interferometry. As the importance of understanding thermal expansion characterization of materials became more pronounced, so did the need for PMIC services. PMIC gradually expanded its technical staff and equipment to meet the testing demands of industries, until a larger facility was required in 1998.

PMIC moved to its current location in Corvallis, Oregon in 1998 with the construction of an 8400 ft2 laboratory and office complex specifically designed for a vibration free, controlled electro-optical testing environment.

The dimensional stability measurement systems employed at PMIC are based on 23 years of research conducted by Dr. Ernest G. Wolff at The Aerospace Corporation in Los Angeles and at Oregon State University. Dr. Wolff, a retired Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University, was the CEO at PMIC until 2018. He published extensively on the dimensional stability of materials and laser interferometry measurement techniques.

Our engineering staff brings over 100 years of combined experience in dimensional stability and thermal conductivity measurements.  PMIC’s technical and support team applies institutional knowledge and continued research and development to best meet, and exceed, our customer’s needs.

Our Mission:

PMIC’s mission is to be the world leader in thermophysical and micromechanical measurements by serving the business and scientific community.  We strive to provide precision measurements, instruments, and consulting services to meet our customers’ measurement needs with confidence and accuracy.