Thomas Heath

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Andrew N. Liveris Academy Scholar, 2020

As a young teenager, Tom thought he had solved the world’s energy problems with unlimited power by designing a perpetual motion machine. Alas, this was not to be, but his drive and fascination for all things sustainable was born. He sees the electric car revolution as part of the solution to challenging the world’s emissions problems, and fusion as an exciting prospective solution to the energy crisis. He intends to explore these challenges by studying a Bachelor of Engineering and by pursuing a mechanical or mechatronics major.

Tom was actively involved in his school community at Toowoomba Grammar School (TGS), from academia to sport and service, and always achieved personal satisfaction just by getting involved. He was a School Prefect and House Captain where he enjoyed being an academic leader, as well as mentoring and building relationships with boys and staff alike. One of his most memorable and powerful moments at TGS was his involvement in the TGS Sony Foundation Children's Holiday Camp assisting disabled children; he felt it was a moment to reflect, appreciate and admire.

Through discipline and hard work, Tom was fortunate to achieve excellent academic results at school and was awarded Dux of both Year 11 and 12. In his final years at school he received Double Honour Colours for his commitment to academia, sport and his community, and also received the Young Creator of the Year award. Despite Tom’s commitment to work, he achieved a balance in his life through his enjoyment of school and club sport and his passion for water skiing and travel.

Thomas Heath