Max is a passionate design engineer who loves the challenge of tackling open-ended problems and creating innovative solutions. He graduated with a distinction in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cambridge before starting the Innovation Design Engineering double-master program at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. In addition to his strong technical background, Max has a wealth of hands-on practical experience and has brought a variety of ambitious projects to life. This combination of skills enables him to take a rapid experimental approach to design, leading to solutions that are practical, effective, and innovative.
For his solo major project this year, Max developed OpenMould - an accessible and affordable mould-making system for the localised plastic recycling community. This community collect plastic waste on a local scale and turn it directly into new products, normally using injection moulding. Current moulds are expensive and difficult to develop, but OpenMould gives recyclers the power to design, experiment, and innovate with the products they produce.
Max is also progressing with his group project, The Waterless Washing Company, which has reached the finals of the London Mayor Entrepreneurship competition, find out more at www.thewaterlesswash.com.