Studies of experimental physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich (MSc 1986) and at the University of Geneva (PhD 1991). Thomas Graf was a staff member at Industrial Research Limited Wellington, New Zealand (1992), at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA (1992 - 1994), at the University Autónoma in Madrid, Spain (1995 - 1996) and at ETH in Zurich (1996 - 2000). During the time as a scientist he coauthored more than 80 reviewed papers.
Since 2001 Thomas Graf is a full professor for physics at Lucerne University. As a member of the CC Electronics he is involved in applied research and numerical modeling. 2012 - 2013 he was a visiting scientist at the University of Western Australia in Perth.