Thomas completed his studies in Chemistry at the University of Nottingham, focusing on automated continuous flow technologies and online analytical techniques. After completing his MSci and PhD, he continued research in continuous flow processes as part of the SHYMAN project (, a 4 year EU FP7 project which successfully scaled up bench flow technology to an industrial plant capable of producing over 1000 tonnes of nanomaterials per year.

Thomas worked with leading instrumentation and fluid engineering equipment suppliers and more recently Thomas has been using his in-depth knowledge of nano-scale technologies, ultra-high purity fluids and surface chemistry to bring disruptive change to how fluids can be sampled without loss or gain to trace analyte constitution.