Thomas completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Physics at the University of Melbourne, before completing his Juris Doctor, also at the University of Melbourne. While completing his Juris Doctor, Thomas worked with, and subsequently managed, the regulatory team at the Melbourne Space Program, assisting them in matters such as the launch of their flagship ACRUX-1 satellite in 2019. Thomas is now pursuing a PhD at Swinburne University of Technology, focusing on the topic of ‘Responsible AI in Space’. He hopes to utilise both his scientific and legal education to bring a multi-disciplinary perspective to the regulation of the Australian space industry as a part of his research supported by SmartSat CRC, Swinburne University of Technology, and EY.
Project Title: Responsible AI in Space