Dr Jake Irwin

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Job Title : Associate
Services : Engineering, Fire & explosion, Crime investigation,
Location : Birmingham
Email : jake.irwin@hawkins.biz
Telephone: +44 121 705 3222

Qualifications

BSc   Chemistry - Massey University, New Zealand

MSc   Chemistry - Massey University, New Zealand

PhD   Chemistry - University of Sydney, Australia

MRSC   Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry

MACS   Member of the American Chemical Society

After completing a PhD at the University of Sydney, Jake joined the National Measurement Institute of Australia producing certified analytical reference materials. He then took a Post Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Warwick, performing chemical synthesis and analysis for a wide variety of projects.

In 2006 Jake joined the Forensic Science Service as a Researcher and then R&D Science Manager in the physical sciences. He led progress in the analytical sciences (in particular the toxicology & illicit drug testing fields) and drove the development and implementation of quality assurance standards at a European level. Jake also worked on many collaborative projects with universities and other research organisations. Since joining Hawkins in 2012 as a fire investigator, Jake has investigated many fire scenes from small domestic losses to large commercial losses. More recently Jake has also investigated chemical, post-fire and post-flood contamination events.

Jake is currently an Associate based in the Birmingham office.

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