Benjamin studied Physical Engineering at the University of Applied Science in Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany, where he obtained his Diploma degree in 2005. He then moved to Switzerland to work as a project leader in the R&D of Katadyn Products, a company offering a wide variety of water filtration and purification products. In 2007, Benjamin started his PhD at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA) within the ETH domain. His thesis focused on the adsorption of viruses onto ceramic (nano-)materials in the aquatic environment and aimed towards applications in water treatment solutions for developing countries. As a Postdoctoral researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) in 2010, Benjamin deepened his knowledge in the field of water treatment.
Here, in the BioNanomaterials group at the Adolphe Merkle Institute, he devotes his research to the potential of nanomaterials to be applied in bio-medical applications. A fundamental understanding of colloids in biological fluids is only one of his priorities where the characterization of nanoparticles plays an important role.