Max M. Shulaker, Ph.D.

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


2021 Moore Inventor Fellow

Max M. Shulaker, Ph.D.
Courtesy of Professor Shulaker

Research Description

Max Shulaker’s research exploits machine learning and data analytics to correlate changes in a patient’s breath with rapid detection of bacterial infection. His invention is a three-dimensional electronic chip that contains millions of unique gas sensors capable of monitoring and detecting volatile organic compounds in a patient’s breath. The chip will capture terabytes of information from the patient in real time, generating a unique response, or chemical “fingerprint”. If successful, the invention could enable earlier clinical intervention and a new generation of real-time personalized diagnostics.


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Ph.D, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

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