Max Segel received his M. Sc. degree in optical communications engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany in 2016. He started in 2014 as a research assistant in the Adaptive Optics group at Fraunhofer IOSB and worked in the fields of blind deconvolution, characterization of horizontal turbulence and adaptive optics in optical free space communication. He is author and co-author of several publications. After graduating in autumn 2016 he joined the group as a research associate and PhD student. He has published several SPIE and OSA conference papers. His current fields of interest are optical communication in free space, optical underwater communication, sensorless adaptive optics without wavefront and orbital angular momentum multiplexing.