Tolga Goren was born in the US in 1987. He studied Materials Science and Applied Mathematics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, and earned his master's degree in the Nanocomposites Group.
He moved to Switzerland in 2009 for his PhD studies at the ETH Zurich, focusing on the fabrication, characterization, and simulation of biolubricating thin films in the Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology. He then worked as project manager for drug delivery device components at Baumann Medical, AG.
Tolga joined the IT’IS Foundation as Head of Customized Research in August 2016, to lead and coordinate R&D service activities as well as manage the IT’IS laboratory.