Tom is a recent graduate of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from The University of Queensland. He was awarded the 2015 Mechanical Engineering Mathematics prize for his honours thesis research on a miniature solar thermal storage device. He has also worked at the Queensland Geothermal Energy Centre of Excellence where he assisted in the technical design of advanced supercritical carbon dioxide power cycles.
Tom commenced his PhD in 2016 in dual partnership with the Energy and Poverty Research Group and the Queensland Geothermal Energy Centre of Excellence. His research focuses on the detailed mathematical modelling and technical design of advanced scalable power cycles for renewable energy applications in off grid or energy poor regions. He is also interested in the technical and economic feasibility of developing nations utilizing locally produced biomass as a renewable energy fuel source in advanced power cycles.
Supervisors: Dr Anand Veeraragavan and Dr Simon Smart