Serge Pfeifer was born in 1983 in Switzerland.
Serge studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the ETH Zurich, ETH Lausanne, and the University of Edinburgh. He focused on signal processing and communications. In 2006, he completed an internship at NXP Semiconductors. He earned his Master's degree in 2008. Serge performed research for his PhD degree in the Sensory-Motor Systems Laboratory of the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering of the ETH Zurich. He developed a robotic leg prosthesis, a project that included biomechanical simulations and data mining techniques to develop control algorithms. In 2011, he spent five months at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago as a visiting researcher working on system identification of human knee joints. He completed his PhD degree in 2014.
Serge joined Z43 in October 2014.