Dr. Andrew Maynard is Chief Science Advisor to the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. A leading scientist and innovative communicator, Andrew is at the forefront of molding global research and policy agendas on the safe and sustainable development of emerging technologies.
Andrew testifies before the U.S. Congress on nanotechnology policy; serves on the Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group of the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST); and is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Challenges of Nanotechnology. He is also on the executive committee of the International Council On Nanotechnology (ICON), and has served on panels convened by the National Academies of Science and The Council of Canadian Academies. He was previously a member of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET) subcommittee of the US National Science and Technology Council, and was co-chair of the Nanotechnology Health and Environment Implications (NEHI) working group of NSET.
Andrew is an author on over one hundred scientific papers, reports and articles. He frequently appears in print and on television and radio, and writes regularly for the blog “2020science.org”. He is on the editorial board of a number of scientific journals, and a member of the advisory board of Chemical & Engineering News. Prior to entering science policy and science communication, he led research teams at the U.K. Health and Safety Executive and the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Andrew is a graduate of the University of Birmingham in the UK, and has a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Cambridge, U.K. He lives in Northern Virginia.