Michael Krall received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Vienna University of Technology, Austria in 2006. In 2007 he was an exchange student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign while working on his master's degree. After returning from the University of Illinois to Vienna he joined Prof. Karl Unterrainer research group at the Photonics Institute studying optical properties of self-assembled quantum dots. In 2009 he received his master's degree in Microelectronics from Vienna University of Technology, Austria. After finishing his master's degree he continued his research on quantum dots in Prof. Unterrainers group. He received several academic excellence scholarships from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology. From Sept 2009 to June 2010, he was with the research group of Professor Kaustav Banerjee at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research was supported by a Fulbright fellowship and focused on exploring carbon nanomaterials for energy-efficient devices.