Max grew up in Northwest Indiana and graduated from Hobart High School in 2021. While attending, he participated in several engineering courses where he learned about various manufacturing techniques including 3D printing. Currently, he is a freshman at Indiana University, majoring in Chemistry, and began research at the FAMES Lab as a part of the COX Research Scholars program. He plans on combining what he will learn in chemistry with engineering by focusing on materials and is looking forward to learning from experienced researchers. He began his research here by working on the 3D printing of unconventional materials.