Max Shtein

Faculty Co-Director for Undergraduate Education

Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering

Bio: Max Shtein is an associate professor in Materials Science and Engineering and has developed a successful 2-semester, multidisciplinary design course which teaches students the process of entrepreneurial innovation and technology commercialization through hands-on learning. His research focuses on hybrid semiconductors, such as cutting-edge LEDs and solar cells. Max is also an active entrepreneur and prides himself on being a provocative thinker. He recently co-founded Arborlight and is the author of “Scalable Innovation: A Guide for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and IP Professionals.” He earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University. Max received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2007 from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the John R. and Beverly S. Holt Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007, the Newport Award of Excellence and Leadership in Photonics and Optoelectronics in 2004 and the Materials Research Society Graduate Student Gold Medal Award in 2001.

Max has walk-in advising hours at the CFE office (3350 Duderstadt) on Mondays from 1:00 – 3:00pm.

Courses Taught:

ENTR 390.005 – Introduction to Entrepreneurial Design