Thomas Ulrich followed a general engineering program at Ecole Centrale Paris leading to the degree Diplôme d'ingénieur. The last year of this program was done abroad at the School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (ETSEIB). He then worked in the French geological survey company (BRGM) in Orleans (France) for 5 years, in the risk division, in a working unit focused on the seismic hazard and risk evaluation. There he tackled a broad range of topics from the vulerability assessment of buildings to the development of new methods for assessing and quantifying the seismic hazard. In the beginning of 2015, he decided to start a PhD at LMU Munich focused on modeling numerically large earthquakes with SeisSol. So far, he has been interested in the influence of complex fault geometry on the rupture process, and he has been working on modeling recent large tsunamigenic earthquakes.