Maximilian Pätzold studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt. His focus was on ergonomics and virtual product development. In his studies, he completed a one-year laboratory study in the fields of industrial robotics and human-robot collaboration in Japan. His master's thesis focused on the effect of passive exoskeletons on blood flow.
Since February 2021, he has been working as a research associate at IAD in the area of Work Assessment & Workplace Design.