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Andrew Maynard

Professor and Director of the Risk Innovation Lab, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University


Andrew Maynard is a Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University, and Director of the Risk Innovation Lab – a unique center focused on transforming how we think about and act on risk, in the pursuit of increasing and maintaining “value”. Maynard’s research and professional activities focus on risk innovation, and the responsible development and use of emerging technologies, including nanotechnology and synthetic biology. He is widely published, has testified before congressional committees, has served on National Academy panels and is co-chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Nanotechnology. He also writes a regular column for the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Courses taught by Maynard include risk assessment, risk innovation, science communication, environmental health policy, and entrepreneurial ethics. He also lectures widely on technology innovation and responsible development. Maynard a well-known science communicator, and works closely with and through conventional and new media to connect with audiences around the world on technology innovation and the science or risk. He is the creator of the YouTube channel Risk Bites (http://youtube.com/riskbites), and blogs at http://2020science.org. His Twitter handle is @2020science.

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Andrew D. Maynard, Diana M. Bowman, James G. Hodge 2016. "Mitigating Risks to Pregnant Teens from Zika Virus." The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 44(4): 657-659.

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Maynard A. October 10, 2016. "Frankenstein foods, nanotech and the trouble with communicating technology."

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Maynard, A. September 26, 2016. "Will driving your own car become the socially unacceptable public health risk smoking is today?."

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Maynard A. 2016. "Is nanotech failing casual learners?." Nature Nanotechnology, 11: 734-735.

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Maynard, Andrew. "A further reading list on the Fourth Industrial Revolution." World Economic Forum.

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