With over 35 years of experience, Thomas has become a worldwide expert in geometallurgy. He has a Master of Science degree in mineralogy and is a Doctor of Science in geology. Thomas joined ERAMET Research in 2009 after 25 years in South Africa where he worked in various fields related to mining and metallurgy. He contributed to the development of automated mineralogy (Qemscan software) to model potential improvements of physical beneficiation. Thomas has specific expertise in heavy minerals, precious metals, iron and Pb/Zn/Cu ores.