Talles Batista Rattis Santos earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in 2012, and a master's degree and PhD in control engineering and mechanical automation from the Polytechnic School at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2015 and 2019, respectively.
He has more than 10 years of experience in the electrical impedance tomography (EIT) field. Part of this experience includes seven years at a medical device company working on EIT technology.
Santos was a part of several groups investigating the development and use of EIT for medical applications, including the "Laboratório de Engenharia Ambiental e Biomédica" (LAB) at Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP), the EIT laboratory at Colorado State University and LIM/09 at the School of Medicine of the University of São Paulo (FMUSP). His most recent training occurred from 2020-22 as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Mathematics at Colorado State University.