Thomas Hainschwang

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 and analysis. 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.

Mr. Hainschwang has developed and built several analytical research instruments in the past five years, including research grade photoluminescence/Raman system with a low temperature multi-sampler using 5 different laser excitations. He continues enhancing the capabilities of the analytical instruments at the laboratory with his inventions.

Thomas is a multidisciplinary gemologist with specialization in diamond research and analysis. He has published many articles on various gem-related topics and has presented these topics in conferences around the world.

Besides his role in the laboratory Mr. Hainschwang is currently in the final phase of his PhD on type Ib diamonds at the University of Nantes, France.

2014 Tucson Conference - February 5, 2014

About the AGA Conference & Gala - Topic & Speaker Info

Conference check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Conference sessions from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Continental breakfast, light lunch & Gala ticket are included with the conference fee.

The evening will conclude with a festive dinner and awards ceremony, honoring this year's winner of the prestigious AGA Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology.

The Gala Champagne Reception is from 6:30 to 7:30 pm followed by the Gala Dinner Dance & Bonanno Award Ceremony from 7:30 to 11:00 p.m.

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