Juan Canada joined Next Limit to work on research projects, later moving to the newly formed Maxwell Render research team. Since then Juan has held several positions in the team, leading it since 2007. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a degree in environmental sciences. Outside the office, Juan used to describe himself as an acceptable guitar player, although his skills have deteriorated since the birth of his beautiful daughter. To try to stop himself thinking about rendering all the time, he is an avid scuba diver and underwater photographer, although sometimes, when he looks at how light behaves under the sea, he realizes how much work we have left to do!