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Jim Mercurio

Jim Mercurio


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Kenilworth Office, United Kingdom


Chemistry, Fire & Explosion


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Academic and Professional Qualifications:

MChem Chemistry - University of Oxford
DPhil Inorganic Chemistry - University of Oxford
AIFireE Associate Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers
MRSC Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry


Jim graduated from the University of Oxford in 2009 with a first-class Master’s degree in Chemistry. He then worked in the research and development laboratory of INEOS Vinyls developing and testing new additives for use in the industrial scale production of PVC.

In 2014, Jim completed his DPhil with a thesis focusing on the synthesis of mechanically interlocked structures for anion recognition and sensing applications. His research was supplemented by a collaborative project with Johnson Matthey concerning the preparation and testing of catalytic precious metal nanoparticles.

Jim joined Burgoynes in 2014 and specialises in the investigation of fires and explosions.