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Dr. Thomas Gangolf

Associate - Patents

German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark & Design Attorney
Registered Representative before the Unified Patent Court

PhD in Physics, École polytechnique and Düsseldorf University; Diploma in Physics, Jena University



Thomas joined Maucher Jenkins' Munich office in 2019. In February 2023, he successfully qualified as a German Patent Attorney.


After studying physics in Jena (Germany) and Grenoble (France), including work at the Commissariat à l’énergie atomique (Grenoble), Thomas graduated with a diploma from Friedrich Schiller University Jena in 2013. Working in fundamental research, he graduated in 2017 with a joint PhD degree from Heinrich Heine University (Düsseldorf, Germany), and École polytechnique / Paris-Saclay University (Palaiseau, France) and continued his scientific career as a postdoctoral researcher.


Thomas has experience in areas of physics and engineering. During his university studies, he investigated semiconductor materials for infrared detection. He also developed, simulated, and characterised supersonic gas jets.


Later on, Thomas specialised in the field of laser-plasma interactions and worked with high-power laser systems and other optical setups. His research was concerned with laser-based ion acceleration, which offers prospects for medical applications, and plasma-based laser pulse amplification.


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