Raoul Herzog studied at ETH Zürich where he obtained the Diploma of Electrical Engineering and the Ph.D degree in 1986 and 1991 respectively.
From 1992 to 2003 he worked with the Swiss magnetic bearing manufacturer MECOS Traxler AG in Winterthur.
In 2004, he joined the University of Applied Sciences in Yverdon-les-Bains as a professor.
He's affiliated to the Institute of Industrial Automation (iAi) and is member of the steering committee of the Swiss Society for Automatic Control SGA-ASSPA.
His research interests are in the areas of mechatronics, in particular optimal control and embedded optimization for machine tool trajectory planning.