Andrew Maynard is a former physicist and leading expert in the responsible development of emerging and converging technologies. Over the past twenty years he has worked closely with experts from around the world on the challenges and opportunities presented by technologies ranging from nanotechnology and synthetic biology to artificial intelligence. As well as an impressive list of academic publications, Andrew writes for media platforms that include The Conversation, he maintains a blog on technology and society (2020 Science), he produces the YouTube channel Risk Bites, and he is active on Twitter as @2020science. Andrew also regularly appears on radio, and is a sought-out speaker on emerging and converging technologies.
Andrew is currently a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University, and Director of the ASU Risk Innovation Lab. He is a leading expert on the risks and benefits of nanotechnology, and has testified before congressional committees and served on National Academy of Sciences committees. He is actively involved with the World Economic Forum, and previously chaired the Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies. Andrew has a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge, UK.