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Associate Dean, College of Global Futures, Arizona State University

Andrew Maynard is author of Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow, and is Associate Dean in the Arizona State University College of Global Futures. He is also Director of the ASU Risk Innovation Nexus. His research lies in the nexus between technology, society and the future. and focuses on innovative approaches to the responsible and ethical development and use of emerging technologies.

Andrew's peer review papers stretch from physics and nanotechnology, to toxicology, risk perception, governance, and policy. He also writes widely for a public audience, and his work has appeared in the Washington Post, Salon, Slate Future Tense and Medium OneZero, as well as the Conversation. His latest book, Future Rising, explores our relationship with the future, while his previous book, Films from the Future: The technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies, examines socially responsible innovation through the lens of science fiction films.

In the course of his work, Andrew has testified before congressional committees, has served on National Academy committees, and has worked closely with organizations such as the World Economic Forum.


  • 2015–present
    Director, Risk Innovation Lab, ASU
  • 2016–present
    Chair, ASU Master of Science & Technology Policy
  • 2015–present
    Professor, School for the Future of Innovation and Society, Arizona State University
  • 2010–2015
    Director, UM Risk Science Center
  • 2010–2015
    Professor of Environmental Health Science, University of Michigan
  • 2012–2014
    Chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan
  • 2012–2014
    Chair, department of Environmental Health Science, University of Michigan
  • 2005–2010
    Chief Science Advisor, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


  • 1993 
    University of Cambridge, UK, PhD Physics
  • 1987 
    Birmingham University, UK, BSc Physics


  • 2016
    Too many to list, See ORCID link