Tom joined Calix in 2017 as a research engineer. He has worked across a range of projects, mainly in the cement & lime challenge space, including Projects LEILAC 1 and 2, ASCENT, ANICA, and SOCRATCES, helping to drive concepts from rough sketches to detailed models and then operational plants.
Tom has a degree in Chemical & Nuclear Engineering from Imperial College London, and stayed there to study for a PhD in carbon capture in the cement industry, specifically on the calcium looping process. During his studies he also provided consultancy services on industrial decarbonisation to a range of private and government clients.
At Calix, Tom leads aspects of R&D for the LEILAC Projects, specifically around chemistry, techno-economics and process modelling. He works closely with project partners to pool and synthesise their diverse expertise and knowledge. In his work in ANICA, he looks at how Calix Technology solution for lime and cement (LEILAC) can contribute to zero-or negative-emission cement and lime plants.
In his spare time, Tom enjoys gardening, playing trumpet and french horn in concert bands and spending time with his young family.