Thomas Brück studied Chemistry (Major), Biochemistry (Major) and Management Science at Keele University, UK, where he graduated 1996 with a Dual BSc. In 1997, he obtained his M.Phil. degree in Molecular Medicine from the same University. Thomas conducted his PhD studies in “Peroxidase enzyme reaction mechanisms” under the guidance of Prof. Dr Patricia Harvey at the University of Greenwich (London, UK), where he graduated in 2002. 

In 2003, Thomas's postdoctoral academic career branched out to marine natural product biochemistry under the guidance of Prof. Dr Russell G. Kerr at the Centre of Excellence for Biomedical and Marine Biotechnology at Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, USA). At the same institutes, Thomas Brück was appointed Assistant Professor for Marine Proteomics and Biocatalysis in 2004. In 2006, he returned to Germany, where he joined Süd-Chemie AG (now Clariant AG), as Portfolio Manager IP and Technology. Since 2011, Thomas has been the Associate Professor for Industrial Biocatalysis at the Technical University of Munich.