Tim studied pharmacy at the University of Münster and obtained his license as a pharmacist in 2015. In the same year, he pursued a diploma thesis during a 6-month internship at F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd in Basel. In late 2015, he started a PhD in the Freeze Drying Focus Group (FDFG) at the FAU under supervision of Dr. Henning Gieseler. His current research interest involves controlled ice nucleation in freeze drying.