Thomas Bonnafont was born in Pau. He graduated as an Electronics and Telecommunication engineer in 2017 from ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile) in Toulouse, France. He also obtained an M.Sc. degree in operational research in 2017. He received a Ph.D. in Electromagnetism in 2020 from the Université of Toulouse 3 (Paul Sabatier), France.
During his thesis in the Electromagnetism and Antennas (EMA) research axis of the TELECOM team at the ENAC, he worked on modeling the propagation in 3D inhomogeneous atmosphere using split-step method. The main goal was to develop a fast, memory-efficient, and accurate wavelet-based method for the tropospheric long-range propagation.
He was a junior lecturer at the University of Pau, France, between September 2020 and 2021. During this year, he focuses on electromagnetic models and numerical methods for plasma and bio-electromagnetism. This research aims to better understand and describe the electroporation phenomena.
Since September 2021 he is an associate professor at ENSTA Bretagne. His research mainly focuses on computational electromagnetics from radio-frequency to electro-quasi static problems.