Max is an undergraduate engineering student from the University of Waterloo majoring in Nanotechnology Engineering. His background is in sensor design, and his work is aimed toward improving sensor technology for developing better human machine interfaces.
Outside Microsoft, Max is heavily involved with the University of Waterloo NanoRobotics Group (UW_NRG), as the director of fabrication. The group consists of 50 undergraduate students who build soccer playing microrobots to compete in the International Conference on Robotics and Automation Mobile Microrobotics Competition (ICRA-MMC). Max has been involved in the group since 2009, and helped lead the group to a first place finish in the mobility competition at ICRA-MMC 2011 using a device that was 300 micrometers in size.
In his spare time, Max can often be found listening to, or playing music. His other interests and hobbies include skiing, Frisbee, building headphone amplifiers, and volunteer work on campus.