Max Powers

Amit Misra

Professor and Department Chair

3062B H.H. Dow

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Ph.D. Candidate, Materials Science and Engineering

Academic Training:

B.Sc., Material Science and Engineering (Course 3) with a minor in Political Science and History (Courses 17 and 21 respectively) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA., USA


  • Born in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but I went to high school in Western New York. I studied Material Science and Engineering for my undergraduate major and went to industry for a couple of years working on offshore oil rigs off the coast of Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico. Afterward, I decided to come to Michigan for graduate school.
  • I really enjoy hiking and doing things outdoors. I enjoy learning about different cultures and trying to speak Spanish. I also play rugby for the town team of Ann Arbor. 

Research Experience:

Some experience with SEM and characterization of photovoltaics, specifically cell performance and efficiency as well as characterizing the microstructures evolution after processing.