Thom Bellaire, Dipl.T.
Research Analyst, Plastics Technology
MAKE+ and Product and Process Applied Research Team
Thom’s training in sculpture and design led him into the plastics field as a possible outlet for creativity and making useful objects. After graduating from the two-year Plastics Technology Program at BCIT in 2000, he joined the BCIT Technology Centre. Prior to pursuing a career in plastics, Thom was a motion capture technician, model builder and animator for a video game company. Today he enjoys the creative and collaborative process of developing innovative medical devices.
Thom works on a variety of medical and assistive device technology projects. He is deeply involved in many aspects of applied research and product development including: requirements and concept development, detailed design, fabrication and verification and validation activities.