Andrew Maynard started 2020 Science as a personal blog back in 2007, as a way to connect with a wide audience on the environmental, health and societal implications of nanotechnology. Since then the blog has broadened out to cover emerging technologies more broadly, as well as responsible innovation, science and risk communication, the intersection between science and society, and risk innovation.
Andrew is currently a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University, and Director of the Risk Innovation Lab. His research and professional activities focus primarily on the responsible development and use of emerging technologies – most notably nanotechnology and synthetic biology – and increasingly on risk innovation. Here, he has published widely, has testified before congressional committees, has served on National Academy panels and is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Nanotechnology. He also writes a regular column for the journal Nature Nanotechnology on nanotechnology and responsible innovation.
In addition, Andrew teaches risk assessment, science communication, environmental health policy, and entrepreneurial ethics, and lectures widely on technology innovation and responsible development. In his communication activities he works closely with and through conventional and new media to connect with diverse audiences. He is also a faculty advisor to the highly innovative RELATE science communication program at the University of Michigan.
Andrew discovered long ago that outside interests and academia rarely mix. In his dreams though, he reads novels, goes hiking, plays around with audiophile equipment, and occasionally flies kites. Then he wakes up, and laughs at his nativity!
Andrew D. Maynard, Ph.D. Professor of Environmental Health Sciences. Director, University of Michigan Risk Science Center. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: 734 647 6856