BSc (Hons) Applied Chemistry
PhD Influence of oscillating magnetic fields on microbial growth and corrosion
MRSC Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Richard started his career in science with an industrial placement during his third year at University. The first six months were spent working in the Chemistry Section of the Naval Aircraft Materials Laboratory (NAML) where he undertook a wide range of analytical work as well as being involved in investigating mid-air collisions of MOD aircraft. The second six months were spent working in the fuel additive section of Nalco Exxon Energy Chemicals. He was responsible for testing and identifying the fuel additives for multi-national petroleum companies and the development of new additives. After completing his degree, Richard continued to study at Portsmouth University for his PhD.
After leaving University Richard worked for a small Dorset based electronic and materials development company. He developed corrosion monitoring equipment and crack detection systems for the rail industry and assisted in the investigation into the cause of a major UK rail accident.
Richard joined Hawkins in 2006 and since that time he has investigated fires in domestic and commercial premises as well as vehicle fires. He has also been instructed on cases relating to the failure of buried pipes, personal injuries and accidental damage.
Since joining Hawkins, Richard has undertaken the BOHS P100 Asbestos Survey course, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Level 2 Conflict Resolution and Personal Safety and the Bond Solon Expert Witness Familiarisation course.