Sebastian Hageneuer studied engineering, Near Eastern archaeology, ancient Oriental studies as well as pre- and early history in Berlin. While studying he was student assistant within  the Tell Fecheriye project, Syria and the Sohr Damb project, Pakistan. Besides this he founded the visualisation bureau Artefacts. After receiving a master degree in 2010 he became research assistant of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. In 2013 he was awarded a doctoral fellowship by the Freie Universität Berlin with a research project on the history of architectural reconstructions in the visual media of Near Eastern archaeology. This project also contributed to the work of research group (B-2) XXL – Monumentalized Knowledge. In 2016 he was appointed research assistant in Archaeoinformatics at the Archäologisches Institut of Universität zu Köln.
His research focuses on the history and methods of architectural reconstructions, 3D modelling, perception of the ancient Orient in the visual media of the 19th and 20th century, visualization of research results as well as ancient Near Eastern architecture.