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Fire & Explosion Investigator & Consultant Chemist

Jonathan is a Fire and Explosion Investigator and Consultant Chemist based in our London office.

Since joining MTD in 2006, Jonathan Bound has been involved in a diverse range of cases from the environmental consequences of plane crashes to tainted frozen fish.

In his primary role he has carried out investigations into the origin and cause of fires on container ships, tankers, bulk carriers, super yachts and an offshore oil platform. He has also carried out investigations into land-based fires at warehouses and industrial facilities.

He has conducted research into, and acted as an expert witness regarding, contamination and degradation of chemical cargoes.

He has investigated issues arising from insufficient or improper packaging of pharmaceuticals and dangerous chemicals, supervised decontamination and disposal of containers and their contents and advised on matters relating to the IMDG Code and its application.

Jonathan holds a Master’s Degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Chemistry and Environmental Risk from Imperial College London. Among his research interests were analytical chemistry, risk assessment frameworks, hazardous waste disposal and the degradation of pharmaceuticals during wastewater treatment.

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