Steffen Sagave studied mathematics at Bielefeld University where he obtained his diploma under the supervision of F. Waldhausen in 2003. He then moved to Münster and later to Bonn where he received his PhD under the supervision of Stefan Schwede in 2006. After that, he was a Postdoc at Oslo, Münster and Bonn and held a visiting professorship at Wuppertal. Sagave received his habilitation from the University of Bonn in 2013. Since 2015 he works at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, as an universitair docent in the department of Algebra and Topology.