TEAM DIRECTORY BY LAB/GROUP
Material Solutions Lab
As Team Lead of Powertech’s Materials Solutions team, Mr. Patrick Ho specializes in corrosion and coatings related engineering projects with a focus on transmission and distribution structures and hydroelectric generation facilities. He leads his team to assist clients with materials failure, characterization studies, corrosion testing and evaluation, and coatings related investigations.
Ms. Kristen Porter is a Materials Engineer in Powertech’s Materials Solutions Lab, where she provides a broad range of consulting services focusing on component failure investigations and material testing projects. Ms. Porter began her career in the oil and gas industry, supporting pipeline and refinery maintenance programs. Her work involved performing risk assessments evaluating the threat of mechanisms such as corrosion, cracking, and mechanical damage to equipment integrity and preparing mitigation strategies. Since joining Powertech, Ms. Porter has applied that knowledge to her role as a project engineer in executing failure analysis, fracture mechanics, and hydrogen compatibility testing projects. Ms. Porter combines her strength in project management, technical writing and investigative testing techniques to support clients from a variety of industries. She is a Professional Engineer registered with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.