· 2018-2020: Rice Academy Fellow, Rice University, Houston, USA
· 2018: Lecturer, University of Tübingen, Germany
· 2014 – 2018: PhD, Earth Sciences, Durham University, UK
· 2010 – 2014: MSci (Hons) Geology with Study Abroad, University of Bristol, UK
Thomas is a volcanologist who uses a combination of field studies and laboratory experiments to investigate the physical processes that operate during the transport and eruption of magma. As a Research Fellow at Rice University he investigates a wide range of volcanic phenomenon, including the generation of volcanic ash, the ascent of kimberlite and the fluid dynamics of subsurface magma flow.