Max L. Bols holds M.S. degrees in bioscience engineering, advanced economics, and business & administration from KU Leuven. He obtained his Ph.D. in bio-science engineering in 2019 under the guidance of professors Robert Schoonheydt and Bert Sels. In collaboration with the lab of professor Edward Solomon and Benjamin Snyder at Stanford university, he performed research that unraveled the synthesis and structure of copper and iron active sites and their reactive oxygen species in zeolites. He continued this research with an FWO postdoctoral fellowship under the supervision of professors Bert Sels, Edward Solomon and Kristine Pierloot looking into the kinetics and reaction mechanisms of iron and copper zeolite catalyzed small molecule activation. From there he moved to a position at Umicore R&D to work on various environmental technologies with a focus on CO2 capture in metallurgy. He joined the LCT as a postdoctoral researcher with professor Mark Saeys in March 2023, working on catalysts for CO2 reactions.