Thomas joined ORE Catapult as a Business Development Proposals Manager in January 2019. He is responsible for establishing effective relationships and developing new collaborative R&D projects with partners across the innovation landscape and around the world using a mixture of public funded opportunities and commercial engagements.
Prior to joining ORE Catapult Thomas worked as a research scientist in the defence sector, leading advanced materials development for international research projects, he then went on to work in the printed electronics industry where he managed multiple CR&D and commercial research projects with international partners. More recently he worked for the University of Reading where he was responsible for business engagement for the health theme, developing research and commericialisation opportunties. Thomas has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Bath.