Thomas Hainschwang has a PhD in Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science. Dr. Hainschwang's specializations are diamonds and colored diamonds, topics on which he published numerous scientific articles. He is currently carrying on advanced research on colored diamonds with major scientific organizations.
Dr. Thomas Hainschwang is managing director and researcher at the Liechtenstein branch of GGTL Laboratories in Balzers/Liechtenstein.
He founded the GEMLAB (Liechtenstein) Laboratory in 1996 and worked from 2005 to 2007 as research Gemmologist for the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) - at the time in Geneva - with main responsibility in coloured diamond research.
From 2007 to 2011 he was working for GEMLAB (Liechtenstein) as the managing director of the lab. The two high-tech laboratories GEMLAB (Liechtenstein) and GemTechLab merged in March 2011 to form GGTL Laboratories.
Dr. Hainschwang has developed and built many analytical research instruments in the past years, including different research grade systems for luminescence spectroscopy and imaging using various UV and laser excitations. He continues enhancing the capabilities of the analytical instruments at the laboratory with his inventions. He is a multidisciplinary gemmologist with specialization in diamond research and testing.
He has published over 140 articles on various gem-related topics and has presented these topics in over 70 conferences around the world.
Dr. Hainschwang holds a PhD in Physics (materials science) from the University of Nantes, France, that he obtained in May 2014 with his dissertation on “type Ib diamonds”.