Thomas has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of (thermo)fluid dynamics, mechanical engineering, electronics and robotics, and computer systems, in particular in relation to medical devices, HVAC systems, aerospace and automotive systems, marine technologies, and various consumer devices.
Thomas has an academic background in mathematics and engineering and joined EIP having studied for a PhD in Fluid Dynamics at the University of Leeds. Thomas’ PhD project focussed on pattern formation in astrophysical and geophysical fluid systems, in which he developed simplified mathematical models of complex fluid flow patterns.
Thomas also completed a Master’s degree in Fluid Dynamics at the University of Leeds where he designed and built a ‘wave tank’ to demonstrate the impact of coastal defences on flooding. The wave tank is currently being used by a large environmental consultant company to determine solutions to flooding for the UK Environment Agency.