Tobias holds a Bachelors degree in Microtechnology and Robotics from University of Applied Sciences in Bern, Switzerland. Additionally, he finished his Master studies in Space Science and Technology at universities in Germany, Sweden and France. In between the two study periods, he worked first on an automation project for watch production, followed by several years as a system engineer for the Swiss railways. He was a Trainee at the ESA European Astronaut Centre from March to September 2015, whilst doing his Master thesis on microwave sintering of lunar regolith for 3D-printing applications.