Markus obtained his B.Eng. in electrical engineering from Bochum University and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in electronics and electrical engineering from the University of Edinburgh. At the University of Edinburgh, he worked under the guidance of Prof. Adam A. Stokes. During his doctoral studies, Markus was a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, working with Prof. Edwin B. Olson. Following his graduate research, he trained as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, advised by Prof. George. M. Whitesides, before starting as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Robotics Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in July 2020.