Andrew D. Maynard,
Dr. Maynard is Chief Science Advisor to the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, and Science Advisor to the Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. An established scientist and experienced communicator, he is well known for his work on exploring, crafting and implementing effective approaches to developing new emerging technologies safely. He has testified before the US Congress on nanotechnology policy on numerous occasions, is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Challenges of Emerging Technologies, and serves on numerous review and advisory panels around the world. An author on over one hundred scientific papers, reports and articles, Dr. Maynard appears frequently in print and on television and radio, and writes regularly for a broad audience on science and society at 2020science.org. He is considered one of the foremost authorities on the safe development and use of emerging nanotechnologies.
Dr. Maynard is a graduate of the University of Birmingham in the UK, and has a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Cambridge, UK.