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Jason Atkinson

Headshot of investigator Jason Atkinson

Jason, an Intel scholar, graduated from University College Dublin in 2018 top of his class with a 1st Class Honours Masters of Material Science and Engineering.

Simon Batt Presents to OPERA

News image advising Simon Batt has presented to OPERA

Simon’s presentation discussed the possibilities and viability of hydrogen within today’s energy sources. His presentation discussed the risks of depending upon renewables for generating electrical power, the transition towards Net Zero, and the feasibility of a hydrogen economy.

Hawkins Belfast Drinks Reception

The Merchant Hotel, Belfast

Hawkins would like to invite clients and colleagues to our Summer Reception in Belfast. We will be hosting a panel presentations followed by a networking reception with drinks, canapes and exhibits.

Concrete – Hard Lessons

Image of concrete column with mangled piping

Jamie Paterson discusses the issues found within reinforced concrete and how they affect the durability and life-expectancy of reinforced concrete buildings.

Hawkins Spring Drinks Reception

The Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester

Hawkins would like to invite clients and colleagues to our Spring Reception in Manchester. We will be hosting several short CPD presentations followed by a networking reception with drinks and canapes.

Sophie Parsons

Investigator Dr Sophie Parsons

Sophie is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (MIMMM). She received her BEng and PhD (Eng) from Queen Mary College, University of London in Materials Science & Engineering. After a post-doctoral research post at Queen Mary’s, she joined LGC Forensics, UK, as a Forensic Chemist, specialising in the examination of textile fibres and polyurethane foam retrieved from crime scenes. During this time, Sophie analysed trace evidence, prepared detailed technical reports for court and presented evidence in court as a Court Reporting Officer. Following her arrival in Hong Kong, Sophie worked as a Research Fellow at City University, Kowloon Tong, developing techniques for analysing trace material evidence in crime laboratories. In 2012, Sophie joined Hawkins’ Hong Kong Office, and has since provided expertise in materials failure analysis and corrosion incidents in both the marine and land-based sectors. As a materials engineer, Sophie has conducted investigations involving the failure/corrosion of glass, ceramic, plastic and metal, and is particularly experienced at investigating lift and wire rope failures and criminal work involving trace evidence. On the marine side, Sophie is highly competent at conducting investigations involving the failure of marine coating, the liquefaction of Group […]