MEng Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College
EngD Non-Destructive Evaluation, Imperial College
Jacob graduated in 2012 with a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College. His specialism during his degree was computational fluid mechanics and he spent his final year working in this area with the Australian government and the University of Melbourne.
Jacob then joined BP as a research engineer in the area of inspection and reliability and he worked on a number of inspection cases in Europe and North Africa. His work focused on non-destructive detection of welding defects and corrosion damage in equipment such as risers, distillation columns and drilling equipment. He also received training in fracture mechanics and a number of electromagnetic and ultrasonic inspection methods. Whilst at BP Jacob began a research collaboration with Imperial College looking at applications of long-range ultrasound to the inspection of pipework and pressure vessels. Over the next three years he worked on improvements in the sensitivity and range of this type of inspection.
At the conclusion of this project Jacob was awarded an Engineering Doctorate by Imperial College for his work in this area and he left BP to join Allen & Heath. In this new role he designed audio processing algorithms for use in the professional audio mixing industry.
Jacob joined Hawkins in July 2017 to work on fire investigations and mechanical failures and is currently an Associate based in the Bristol office.