Systems Engineer. Scientific Diplomat. Old-School Illustrator.
Thomas is the Institute Manager for the 3A Institute (3Ai) at the Australian National University, where he keeps everything running smoothly – even when times are rough.
Hailing from France, Thomas completed his Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering from École Centrale de Marseille, specialising in biochemistry. He then entered the world of scientific diplomacy, first as an intern at the Sino-French Research Centre in Life Sciences and Genomics in Shanghai, then as a Deputy Attaché for Science and Technology at the French Consulate in Los Angeles, and later as Deputy Scientific Officer at the French Embassy in Australia.
Prior to joining the 3Ai, Thomas also managed a national bi-monthly publication featuring expert content from all major art galleries and museums across Australia, and he also served as a Senior Research Development Officer at the Australian National University.
What many people do not realise is that Thomas is an impressive illustrator, having sketched multiple pieces to amuse and amaze the team – often on a weekly basis!