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Chris Phoenix

“Molecular manufacturing will be extremely powerful, but very few people know what that really means. We must understand its projected impact on politics, economics, law, sociology, and the environment.” – Chris Phoenix

CHRIS PHOENIX, CRN’s Director of Research, has studied nanotechnology for more than 15 years. He obtained his BS in Symbolic Systems and MS in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1991. From 1991 to 1997, he worked as an embedded software engineer at Electronics for Imaging. In 1997, he left the software field to concentrate on dyslexia correction and research. Since 2000 he has focused on studying and writing about molecular manufacturing. Chris is a published author in nanotechnology and nanomedical research, and maintains close contacts with many leading researchers in the field. Chris, who lives in California, is currently on sabbatical.


bulletScientific Advisor, The Nanotechnology Group, Inc.
bulletScientific Advisory Board, Nanorex, Inc.
bullet Senior Associate, Foresight Nanotech Institute


bullet"Exponential Manufacturing: Desktop to Nano to Desktop" - NanoManufacturing Conference, Chicago, 2007
bullet"Implications of Nanotechnology for Developing Countries" - Caracas, Venezuela, 2006
bullet"Nanotechnology and Economics" - International Seminar on Nanotechnology, Society, and the Environment, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2006
bullet"Nanotechnology: Its Promises and Perils" - New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2006 - CLICK FOR VIDEO
bullet"What can Nano Learn from Bio?" - Institute for Food and Agricultural Standards, Michigan, 2005
bullet "Designing a Revolution" - Foresight Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology, San Francisco, 2005
bullet"What is Nanotechnology?" - Assembly Technology Expo, Chicago, 2005
bullet"Why is Nanotechnology Controversial?" - Future of Nanomaterials conference, Miami, 2005
bulletPresentation to the Congressionally mandated NAS/NRC study on "Molecular Self-Assembly," Washington DC, 2005
bullet"New Technologies for Sustainability" - Engineering a Sustainable World conference, Stanford University, 2004
bulletSession chair and featured speaker on Nanotechnology, Life Spring Forum, China, 2004
bullet"Clean Molecular Manufacturing" - Foresight Conference, Washington DC, 2004
bullet"Molecular Manufacturing: Top Ten Impacts" - Foresight Conference, Washington DC, 2004
bullet"Performance of Precision NEMS" - FIU/IEEE Conference on Nanotech, Miami, 2004
bulletPresentation to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board, Washington DC, 2003


bullet"Challenges and Pitfalls of Exponential Manufacturing" - a chapter in Nanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology, edited by Allhof, Lin, Moor, Weckert (2007, John Wiley & Sons)
bullet"The Need for Limits" - Nanotechnology Perceptions journal, 2006
bullet"Developing Molecular Manufacturing" - National Academy of Sciences, 2005
bullet"Large-Product General-Purpose Design and Manufacturing Using Nanoscale Modules" - NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts, 2005
bullet"Molecular Manufacturing: What, Why, and How" - Society of Mechanical Engineers Conference, 2005
bullet"Safe Exponential Manufacturing" (with Eric Drexler) - Nanotechnology, journal of the Institute of Physics, 2004
bullet"Projected Environmental Impacts of Molecular Manufacturing" - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board, 2003
bullet"Design of a Primitive Nanofactory" - Journal of Evolution and Technology, 2003
bullet"Three Systems of Action: A Proposed Application for Effective Administration of Molecular Nanotechnology" (with Mike Treder) - Discovering the Nanoscale conference, Germany, 2003
bullet"Molecular Manufacturing: Start Planning" - Public Interest Report, journal of the Federation of American Scientists, 2003
bulletBook chapter, Doctor Tandy's First Guide to Life Extension and Transhumanity (2001), edited by Charles Tandy, Ph.D.


bulletInterviewed for ZDNet podcast - January 2006
bulletInterviewed on "Health Law and Politics," a syndicated radio program - October 2006
bulletInterviewed by - February 2006
bulletInterviewed for story in CleanRooms magazine - January 2006
bulletInterviewed by Sander Olson for Nanomagazine - March 2005
bulletInterviewed by Sander Olson for Nanomagazine - January 2004



Chris Phoenix is available for speaking engagements.                                  


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