Jonathan Sykes

Jonathan Sykes

Partner - Resident Director

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

BSc Materials Science - Manchester Metropolitan University
PhD Corrosion Science & Engineering - University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology
CEng Chartered Engineer
MIMMM Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining


Before joining Burgoynes, Jon was employed at a corrosion and materials consultancy, where he carried out investigations into the cause of incidents, at locations within Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He joined Burgoynes’ Singapore office in 2001 and became a Partner in 2006.

Jon has carried out numerous investigations into the cause of failures of materials and mechanical equipment. Incidents investigated include corrosion, fracture, fatigue cracking, embrittlement and degradation of metallic, plastic and ceramic components. Jon is experienced in the investigation of both land-based and marine incidents. He has investigated land-based incidents that include corrosion failures in chemical process plants and paper mills, failures in gas and steam turbines and incidents involving cranes. Marine incidents he has investigated include corrosion in cargo and ballast tanks, failures of engines, rudders and propellers and paint coating failures.

He has provided expert witness evidence both in court and at arbitration proceedings in the UK, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.