Professor Andrew Maynard is Associate Dean, Arizona State University College of Global Futures, and author of Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow, and Films from the Future: The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies. His research focuses on the nexus between technology, society, and the future. He also directs the Arizona State University Risk Innovation Nexus, is vice chair of the Board of Trustees of International Life Sciences Institute North America, and is a member of the President’s Research Council, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
Professor Maynard was formerly, Co-Chair of the Nanotechnology Health and Environment Implications working group, a part of the US National Nanotechnology Initiative. He is the former chair, University of Michigan Environmental Health Sciences Dept, and former Science Advisor to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Project on Emerging Technologies and Synthetic Biology Project. He has served on advisory boards and committees that include the Center for Environmental Impacts of Nanotechnology, the National Informal STEM Education Network, the Council of Canadian Academies, the US EPA, and various National Academies of Science committees.
He has a BSc in physics from the Birmingham University, UK, and a PhD in physics from Cambridge University, UK.