Thomas is a full professor (W3) of electrical engineering. He holds the Chair of Electrodynamics and Physical Electronics in the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany. His research interests are in the area of modeling and simulation of low-temperature plasmas and plasma processes. He is also interested in transport phenomena at the nanoscale, in particular in nanoionic resistive switching devices (aka memristors). He received both the PhD and the venia legendi from Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. Since 2017, he is visiting professor of electrophysics at Ruhr University.