Stefan Schild was born in Basel, Switzerland, in April 1977.
Stefan completed his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, in 2005. In spring 2005, he joined the Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society (ITIS), Switzerland, where he started to work on numerical techniques and advanced FDTD methods in particular. In 2006, he also joined the Laboratory for Integrated Systems (IIS) at ETH Zurich to start working towards his Ph.D. in electrical engineering.
After earning his PhD, Stefan worked for Schmid & Partner Engineering AG for 3 years before joining ZMT as a software engineer in 2012. Stefan's main responsibilities include meshing, gridding, optimization, and GUI development within the Sim4Life project.