Stefan Grünendahl received his master’s degree from the University of Bonn in 1986 and his PhD from Heidelberg University in 1991. He was a research associate at the University of Rochester from 1992 until 1997, when he joined Fermilab as a Wilson Fellow. He became a scientist at the lab in 2001 and a senior scientist in 2007. During his time at the lab, he worked on the DZero experiment. He retired from Fermilab in 2019.