Academic and Professional Qualifications:
||Forensic Engineering & Science - Cranfield University
||University of Nottingham - Mechanical Design, Materials and Manufacture
Nick served a four year technical apprenticeship at BP Chemicals, Salt End in Hull. On completion, Nick was a qualified Fabricator Welder, with experience of chemical plant process operations, engineering maintenance and safe working practices in the petrochemical industry.
Following his apprenticeship, Nick completed a Bachelor of Engineering Degree at the University of Nottingham in Mechanical Design, Materials and Manufacturing. During the course of his degree, Nick was selected by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers to receive a Whitworth Scholarship: awarded annually to a small number of outstanding student engineers who can demonstrate excellent academic and practical skills.
During the course of his degree, Nick developed an interest in failure analysis and investigation and thereafter completed a Master of Science Degree in Forensic Engineering and Science at Cranfield University. Nick’s Master's project included a study of boiling liquid expanding vapour explosions (BLEVEs) of small commercial gas cylinders, and was later published in the engineering journal, Engineering Failure Analysis.
On completion of his studies, he was employed as an Associate Forensic Investigator at a firm of Forensic Consultants, Geoffrey Hunt & Partners, where he specialised in mechanical engineering and metallurgy; fires and explosions; safe working practice in engineering and manufacturing operations; and engineering repair and maintenance. Over a period of 12 years, Nick completed over 400 incidents and provided expert evidence in Civil proceedings in the UK and overseas.
Nick joined Burgoynes as an Associate in 2018, specialising in mechanical and materials related failures. Nick regularly undertakes cases involving escapes of water or other fluids; mechanical failure, corrosion, fatigue, product liability issues and personal injuries.