Alberto Canals studied General Engineering in the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC, Barcelona) and Materials Science in a double master’s degree program between the European School of Materials Science and Engineering (EEIGM, France) and the UPC. He has been working in the ESA European Astronaut Centre since January 2015, studying the potential use of in-situ resources utilization (ISRU) for energy storage systems for a lunar base.