Andrew D. Maynard

Andrew D. Maynard

Chief Science Advisor, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC)

July 10, 2008

Andrew Maynard serves as the Chief Science Advisor to the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Dr. Andrew Maynard is internationally recognized as a research leader and lecturer in the fields of aerosol characterization and the implications of nanotechnology to occupational health. He trained as a physicist at Birmingham University in the United Kingdom, and after completing a PhD in ultrafine aerosol analysis at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University (UK) joined the Aerosols research group of the UK Health and Safety Executive. In 2000 he moved to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the U.S., where he focused on addressing nanoparticle exposure in the workplace.

Dr. Maynard’s expertise covers many facets of aerosols and health implications, from occupational aerosol sampler design to state of the art nanoparticle analysis, as reflected in over 70 publications. He has represented NIOSH on the Nanomaterial Science, Engineering and Technology subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSET), and co-chaired the Nanotechnology Health and Environment Implications (NEHI) working group of NSET. In addition, Dr. Maynard was chair of the International Standards Organization Working Group on size selective sampling in the workplace.

Dr. Maynard holds an Associate Professorship at the University of Cincinnati, and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom. He is a regular international speaker on nanotechnology, and frequently appears in print and on radio and television.

Role: Panel Member
Report: Small is Different: A Science Perspective on the Regulatory Challenges of the Nanoscale (July 2008)