MATERIALS RESEARCH FURNACES, LLC, was founded in 1990 by a group of people from the vacuum furnace industry and consists of highly trained and experienced engineers and technical people. MRF, LLC was established to answer the challenge of the Research & Development community to produce the finest, high temperature, high vacuum and controlled atmosphere furnaces in the industry.
MRF, LLC has supplied new furnace systems and replacement parts to numerous universities, national laboratories and to private industries, both nationally and abroad.
MRF, LLC has over 14,200 square feet of space for manufacturing, assembly, engineering, sales, and support. Thus, technical questions, on site experience, furnace testing and furnace replacement parts are just a phone call away.
Meet the Team
We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do whatever it takes to have a satisfied customer.
Charles Miller, Jr.
MRF is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Miller, Jr. as the new President, replacing Peter Sanborn, who will be stepping into a role as an advisor and consultant for our new incoming projects.
Kevin graduated from Clarkson University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management. He looks forward to working with MRF’s current and future customers with their business needs and helping them profitably grow their business.
Bob has over 30 years of experience in the high temperature furnace industry. He has extensive knowledge and experience in materials research as well as crystal growing equipment and process development. Bob graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
Tim has 25 years of experience in working with advanced ceramic and refractory metal companies. He is responsible for coordinating MRF’s technical and service resources to fully support key customers.
Rebecca has a degree in Chemical Engineering and a focus on Materials Science from Clarkson University, Becky thoroughly understands the principles of heat transfer, reaction mechanisms, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and transport properties of gases and liquids to name a few.
Danny is an Industrial Engineer with an automation background and designs our electrical systems, programs our PLC and HMI systems, and does machine start-ups. He has taken on the role of web-designer, IT, and does occasional field service work among other various functions.
Paul is an Application Engineer and Master Electrician. He does the majority of our field service work for furnace installations, repairs, servicing or trouble-shooting. He also makes sales visits, designs electrical systems and leads our electrical assembly team when not traveling.
Jesse is a mechanical engineer and he joined MRF in 2017. He has a degree in mechanical engineering from Boston University and more than two decades of design experience.
What others say about us
Thank you. We really appreciate the good work you folks do for us. Please let everyone in your organization know that. I regret we are not going to be able to come run the equipment off, I enjoyed interacting with your team and miss expressing our appreciation myself.
I would like to express our complete satisfaction and confidence in Materials Research Furnaces for providing custom furnaces. MRF has been exceedingly responsive in manufacturing furnaces that meet our specific R&D requirements and embody a state-of–the-art computer/user interface that ensures ease of use and expedient training of users.
I wanted to express my appreciation to you and your team members for a successful meeting this week. We found your group very warm and willing to help us completely. Hope your team has a great weekend, and happy holidays.