In 2007, Dario began studying Mechanical Engineering at ETH Zürich (Switzerland), receiving an Outstanding Bachelor Award for the best first year examinations and bachelor degree. During his master studies, he focused on control theory and mechanical systems and was awarded the Willi Studer prize 2013 for the best master degree in Mechanical Engineering. His master thesis "Quadrocopter Pole Acrobatics" received extensive media coverage. In April 2013, Dario began his PhD at the Institute of Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH Zürich under the supervision of Professor Raffaello D'Andrea. His research is carried out in the Flying Machine Arena.