Max Akhterov is passionate about designing innovative sensing technologies. He worked with various kinds of sensing platforms in UC Berkeley, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and UC Irvine. Max builds electronic biosensors and develops algorithms for analyzing complex time-varying signals. Potentially, these extremely sensitive and low-power nano-scale devices could be used for rapid diagnostic tests, novel drug design methods, and environmental monitoring. Outside the laboratory, Max enjoys working with scientists and engineers on translating ideas into products. In 2012, Max partnered with medical imaging experts to commercialize portable PET scanner technology. The concept won an award in the UC Irvine Business Plan Competition and the company secured $2 million investment.
Max is a Ph.D candidate in the University of California, Irvine’s Physics program. He received his B.S. in Applied Physics from University of California, Santa Cruz. During his graduate career, he was a Graduate Research Fellow of the National Science Foundation.