Tom Mortier received a PhD in chemistry in 2006 from the University in Leuven. Since 2006 he has been teaching chemistry to laboratory technicians at the University Colleges Leuven-Limburg (Faculty of Health and Welfare & Faculty of Management and Technology).
Since the assisted suicide of his mother, Godelieva De Troyer, he has been writing articles about suicide and euthanasia. He is very critical about the Belgian euthanasia law and wants to warn other countries not to choose for a legalisation of euthanasia.
Tom and Natalie Chiaverini PhD have three children.