Tom studied for his MChem (Chemistry) at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. The final year of his course was spent on industrial placement with Lubrizol Ltd in Manchester. He was a member of the Hyperdispersant research team, developing polymer-type additives for plastics and unsaturated polyester resins. After graduating in 2008 he continued working for Lubrizol as a graduate research chemist before moving to Bath and joining the CDT in September 2009.
- Novel initiators for the production of copolymers with Dr Matthew Jones, Professor Matthew Davidson and Dr Marianne Ellis — PhD project
- Molecular design of scaffold for tissue engineering applications with Dr Marianne Ellis and Dr Matthew Jones — 2nd MRes project
- Bespoke polymers for tissue engineering applications with Dr Matthew Jones, Dr Steven Bull and Dr Marianne Ellis — 1st MRes project