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Andrew Maynard

Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Senior Sustainability Scholar
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603

Andrew Maynard's research and professional activities focus on risk innovation, and the responsible development and use of emerging technologies. He is especially interested in novel approaches to understanding and addressing risk; effective approaches to developing socially responsive, responsible and beneficial technologies; understanding and responding to the increasingly complex couplings between converging technologies and society; and effective science communication and engagement – particularly through social media. As director of the ASU Risk Innovation Lab, he is exploring novel ways of understanding, thinking about and acting on risk from an entrepreneurial and innovation perspective. Here, he is interested in understanding how risk as a “threat to value” shapes evolving risk landscapes around emerging technologies – especially where the value under threat is social, cultural and personal – and how creativity and serendipity can reveal new approaches to navigating these landscapes. 

Professor Maynard is widely published in the academic press and in public media. His peer review papers stretch from physics and toxicology to risk perception, governance, and policy. He also contributes to a regular column in the journal Nature Nanotechnology (where he writes on emerging ideas and research around nanotechnology and risk), and writes for the column “Edge of Innovation” on the news and commentary website The Conversation. In addition, he directs and produces the YouTube science education channel “Risk Bites”.

Professor Maynard's science training is in physics – specializing in nanoparticle analysis – and for many years he conducted and led research on aerosol exposure in occupational settings. In the early 2000’s he became increasingly involved in guiding U.S. federal initiatives supporting nanotechnology research and development, and in addressing potential risks. In 2005 he became chief science advisor for the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (and later the Synthetic Biology Project) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and for five years helped inform national and global initiatives addressing the responsible development of nanotechnology.  Over this period, he became increasingly interested in science communication and science policy, and began working closely with academics, policy makers, industry, non-government organizations, and journalists, on science-informed decision making. This interest continued between 2010-2015 as director of the University of Michigan Risk Science Center, and chair of the Environmental Health Sciences Department. In 2015 he joined the faculty of ASU's School for the Future of Innovation in Society to continue his work and collaborations on socially responsible, responsible and beneficial research and development. 


  • Ph.D. Aerosol Physics. Microstructural Physics Department, Cavendish Laboratory. Thesis: Ultrafine aerosol particle collection and analysis, University of Cambridge, U.K. (1989 – 1992)
  • B.Sc. Physics (Hons): Iii. University of Birmingham, U.K (1984 - 1987)


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Research Interests

Responsible innovation, including:

Risk Innovation

Responsible Research & Innovation

Entrepreneureship and Innovation

Sustainable innovation

Governance of emerging technologies

Public engagement and communication

Technological Convergence and society, including:

Converging technologies

Fourth Industrial Revolution

Ethics and technology innovation

Governance of emerging technologies

Responsible technological innovation

Science and technology policy and regulation

Specific Emerging Technologies and societal implications, including:

Autonomous Vehicles

Additive Manufacturing

Advanced materials

Gene Editing


Internet of Things



Synthetic Biology

Communication, education and engagement, including:

Risk Communication

Science Communication

Public Engagement

Science of science communication

Working with media

Social media

Casual learners

Informal Education

YouTube as an emerging science communication channel

User-centric communication and engagement

Public Health, including:


Risk Assessment




Impacts of emerging technologies

Workplace health and safety





Research Group

Risk Innovation Lab -

The Risk Innovation Lab brings together faculty, students and staff at ASU to explore new ways of approaching and acting on risks. We have eclectic interests – ranging from health, environment and well-being, to policy, governance, and responsible innovation, to equity, sustainability, and security. Underpinning everything though is the realization that, in today’s increasingly complex and interconnected world, creative and innovative approaches to risk are essential if we are to build a better, more equitable future.

The Lab has its roots in a growing realization that current ways of handling risk fall far short of emerging challenges that are being driven by social, economic, political and technological innovation. This is seen in areas such as nanotechnology and gene editing, where technological capabilities far outstrip our collective understanding of how to make smart decisions, and even what “smart” means here.

As new capabilities emerge, from autonomous vehicles and radically new transportation systems such as the “hyperloop”, to cloud-based artificial intelligence, creativity and innovation are needed in how we understand and act on decisions that are impacted by risks, benefits and tradeoffs. These challenges extend to social innovation, where changes in how we live and interact have potentially profound impacts on health, well-being and equity. The same applies to political and economic innovation, where what we can achieve as individuals and society far outstrips our understanding of potential consequences, and how to ensure they are beneficial.


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Maynard, A. D. (2016). "Is nanotech failing casual learners?" Nature Nanotechnology 11(9): 734-735.

Maynard, A. D. (2016). "Are we ready for spray-on carbon nanotubes?" Nature Nanotechnology 11: 490-491.

Lewis, R. C., R. Hauser, A. D. Maynard, R. L. Neitzel, L. Wang, R. Kavet and J. D. Meeker (2016). "Exposure to Power-Frequency Magnetic Fields and the Risk of Infertility and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: Update on the Human Evidence and Recommendations for Future Study Designs." Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health - Part B: Critical Reviews 19(1): 29-45.

Wilding, L. A., C. M. Bassis, K. Walacavage, S. Hashway, P. R. Leroueil, M. Morishita, A. D. Maynard, M. A. Philbert and I. L. Bergin (2016). "Repeated dose (28-day) administration of silver nanoparticles of varied size and coating does not significantly alter the indigenous murine gut microbiome." Nanotoxicology 10(5): 513-520.

Maynard, A. D. (2016). "Navigating the risk landscape." Nature Nanotechnology 11(3): 211-212.

Maynard A. D. (2011). Regulators: Don't define nanomaterials. Nature 475: 31.

Bergin, I. L., L. A. Wilding, M. Morishita, K. Walacavage, A. P. Ault, J. L. Axson, D. I. Stark, S. A. Hashway, S. S. Capracotta, P. R. Leroueil, A. D. Maynard and M. A. Philbert (2016). "Effects of particle size and coating on toxicologic parameters, fecal elimination kinetics and tissue distribution of acutely ingested silver nanoparticles in a mouse model." Nanotoxicology 10(3): 352-360.

Maynard, A. D. (2015). "Navigating the fourth industrial revolution." Nature Nanotechnology 10: 1005–1006.

Maynard, A. D. (2015). "Why we need risk innovation." Nature Nanotechnology 10: 730-731.

Lewis, R. C., R. Hauser, A. D. Maynard, R. L. Neitzel, L. Wang, R. Kavet, P. Morey, J. B. Ford and J. Meeker (2015). "Personal measures of power-frequency magnetic field exposure among men from an infertility clinic: distribution, temporal variability and correlation with their female partners’ exposure " Radiation Protection Dosimetry Online Publication: 1-8.

Maynard, A. D. (2015). “Learning from the past” Nature Nanotechnology 10: 482-483

Maynard, A. D. (2015). "Responsible Innovation – the (nano) entrepreneur’s dilemma." Nature Nanotechnology 10: 199-200.

Axson, J. L., D. I. Stark, A. L. Bondy, S. S. Capracotta, A. D. Maynard, M. A. Philbert, I. L. Bergin and A. P. Ault (2015). "Rapid Kinetics of Size and pH-Dependent Dissolution and Aggregation of Silver Nanoparticles in Simulated Gastric Fluid." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119(35): 20632-20641.

Harper, S., W. Wohlleben, M. Doa, B. Nowack, S. Clancy, R. Canady and A. Maynard (2015). "Measuring Nanomaterial Release from Carbon Nanotube Composites: Review of the State of the Science." J Phys Conf Ser 617(1).

Maynard, A. D. (2014). Could we 3D print an artificial mind? Nature Nanotechnology 9(12): 955-956.

Maynard A. D. (2014). Old materials, new challenges? Nature Nanotechnology 9: 658-659

Maynard A. D. (2014). Is novelty overrated? Nature Nanotechnology 9(3): 409-410.

Maynard A. D. (2014). A decade of uncertainty. Nature Nanotechnology 9(3): 159-160.

Scherer, L. D., A. Maynard, D. C. Dolinoy, A. Fagerlin and B. Zikmund-Fisher  (2014). The psychology of 'regrettable substitutions': examining consumer judgments of Bisphenol A and its alternatives. Health Risk & Society 16(7-8): 649-666.

Hodge, G. A., A. D. Maynard and D. M. Bowman (2014). "Nanotechnology: Rhetoric, risk and regulation." Science and Public Policy 41(1): 1-14.

Ramachandran, G., J. Howard, A. Maynard and M. Philbert (2012). "Handling Worker and Third-Party Exposures to Nanotherapeutics During Clinical Trials." Journal of Law Medicine & Ethics 40(4): 856-864.

Fatehi, L., S. M. Wolf, J. McCullough, R. Hall, F. Lawrenz, J. P. Kahn, C. Jones, S. A. Campbell, R. S. Dresser, A. G. Erdman, C. L. Haynes, R. A. Hoerr, L. F. Hogle, M. A. Keane, G. Khushf, N. M. P. King, E. Kokkoli, G. Marchant, A. D. Maynard, M. Philbert, G. Ramachandran, R. A. Siegel and S. Wickline (2012). "Recommendations for Nanomedicine Human Subjects Research Oversight: An Evolutionary Approach for an Emerging Field." Journal of Law Medicine & Ethics 40(4): 716-750.

Ramachandran G, Ostraat M, Evans DE, Methner MM, O’Shaughnessy P, D’Arcy J, et al. (2011). A Strategy for Assessing Workplace Exposures to Nanomaterials. JOEH 8(11): 673-685.

Maynard AD, Warheit D, Philbert MA. (2011). The New Toxicology of Sophisticated Materials: Nanotoxicology and Beyond. Tox Sci 120(Suppl 1): S109-S129.

Maynard AD, Bowman D, Hodge G. (2011). The problem of regulating sophisticated materials. Nature Mat 10: 554-557.

Kriegel C, Koehne J, Tinkle S, Maynard AD, Hill RA. (2011). Challenges of Trainees in a Multidisciplinary Research Program: Nano-Biotechnology. J Chemical Edu 88(1): 53-55.

Shatkin JA, Abbott LC, Bradley AE, Canady RA, Guidotti T, Kulinowski KM, et al. (2010). Nano Risk Analysis: Advancing the Science for Nanomaterials Risk Management. Risk Analysis 30(11): 1680-1687.

Abbott L.C., Maynard A.D. (2010). Exposure Assessment Approaches for Engineered Nanomaterials. Risk Analysis 30(11): 1634-1644.

Aitken, R. J., P. J. A. Borm, K. Donaldson, G. Ichihara, S. Loft, F. Marano, A. D. Maynard, G. Oberdörster, H. Stamm, V. Stone, L. Tran and H. Wallin (2009). "Nanoparticles: one word: a multiplicity of different hazards." Nanotoxicology 3(4): 263-264.

Maynard, A. D. and Rejeski, D. (2009) Too small to overlook.  Nature 460, July 2009

Heitbrink, W. A., D. E. Evans, B. K. Ku, A. D. Maynard, T. J. Slavin and T. M. Peters (2009). "Relationships Among Particle Number, Surface Area, and Respirable Mass Concentrations in Automotive Engine Manufacturing." J. Occup. Environ. Hyg. 6(1): 19-31.

Park, J. Y., Raynor, P. C., Maynard, A. D., Eberly, L. E. and Ramachandran, G. (2009). Comparison of two estimation methods for surface area concentration using number concentration and mass concentration of combustion-related ultrafine particles Atm. Environ. 43:502-509.

Shvedova, A. A., Kisin, E., Murray, A. R., Johnson, V. J., Gorelik, O., Arepalli, S., Hubbs, A. F., Mercer, R. R., Keohavong, P., Sussman, N., Jin, J., Yin, J., Stone, S., Chen, B. T., Deye, G., Maynard, A., Castranova, V., Baron, P. A. and Kagan, V. E. (2008). Inhalation vs. aspiration of single-walled carbon nanotubes in C57BL/6 mice: inflammation, fibrosis, oxidative stress, and mutagenesis. Am. J. Physiol.-Lung Cell. Mol. Physiol. 295:L552-L565.

Pui, D. Y. H., C. Qi, N. Stanley, G. Oberdörster and A. Maynard (2008). "Recirculating Air Filtration Significantly Reduces Exposure to Airborne Nanoparticles." Environ Health Perspect 16(7): 863-866.

Poland, C. A., Duffin, R., Kinloch, I., Maynard, A., Wallace, W. A. H., Seaton, A., Stone, V., Brown, S., MacNee, W. and Donaldson, K. (2008). Carbon nanotubes introduced into the abdominal cavity of mice show asbestos-like pathogenicity in a pilot study. Nature Nanotechnology 3:423-428.

Hansen, S. F., Maynard, A., Baun, A. and Tickner, J. A. (2008). Late lessons from early warnings for nanotechnology. Nature Nanotechnology 3:444-447.

Maynard, A. D. and Pui, D. Y. H. (2007). Nanotechnology and occupational health: New technologies – new challenges. J. Nanopart. Res. 9:1-3.

Maynard, A. D., Ku, B. K., Emery, M., Stolzenburg, M. and McMurry, P. H. (2007). Measuring particle size-dependent physicochemical structure in airborne single walled carbon nanotube agglomerates. J. Nanopart. Res. 9:85-92.

Maynard, A. D. and Aitken, R. J. (2007). Assessing exposure to airborne nanomaterials: Current abilities and future requirements. Nanotoxicology 1:26-41.

Maynard, A., D. (2007). Nanotechnology: The next big thing, or much ado about nothing? Ann. Occup. Hyg. 51:1-12.

Ku, B. K., Maynard, A. D., Baron, P. A. and Deye, G. J. (2007). Observation and measurement of anomalous responses in a differential mobility analyzer caused by ultrafine fibrous carbon aerosols. J. Electrostatics 65:542-548.

Kandlikar, M., Ramachandran, G., Maynard, A., Murdock, B. and Toscano, W. A. (2007). Health risk assessment for nanoparticles: A case for using expert judgment. J. Nanopart. Res. 9:137-156.

Balbus, J. M., Maynard, A. D., Colvin, V. L., Castranova, V., Daston, G. P., Denison, R. A., Dreher, K. L., Goering, P. L., Goldberg, A. M., Kulinowski, K. M., Monteiro-Riviere, N. A., Oberdörster, G., Omenn, G. S., Pinkerton, K. E., Ramos, K. S., Rest, K. M., Sass, J. B., Silbergeld, E. K. and Wong, B. A. (2007). Hazard Assessment for Nanoparticles: Report from an Interdisciplinary Workshop. Environ Health Perspect 115:1654-1659.

Maynard, A. D., R. J. Aitken, T. Butz, V. Colvin, K. Donaldson, G. Oberdörster, M. A. Philbert, J. Ryan, A. Seaton, V. Stone, S. S. Tinkle, L. Tran, N. J. Walker and D. B. Warheit (2006). Safe handling of nanotechnology. Nature 444(16): 267-269.

Ku, B. K., Emery, M. S., Maynard, A. D., Stolzenburg, M. R. and McMurry, P. H. (2006). In situ structure characterization of airborne carbon nanofibres by a tandem mobility-mass analysis. Nanotechnology 17:3613-3621.

Wallace, W. E., M. J. Keane, D. K. Murray, W. P. Chisholm, A. D. Maynard and T.-M. Ong (2007). "Phospholipid lung surfactant and nanoparticle surface toxicity: Lessons from diesel soots and silicate dusts." Journal of Nanoparticle Research 9(1): 23-38.

Elder, A., R. Gelein, V. Silva, T. Feikert, L. Opanashuk, J. Carter, R. Potter, A. Maynard, J. Finkelstein and G. Oberdorster (2006). "Translocation of inhaled ultrafine manganese oxide particles to the central nervous system." Environmental Health Perspectives 114(8): 1172-1178.

Ku, B. K. and A. D. Maynard (2006). Generation and investigation of airborne silver nanoparticles with specific size and morphology by homogeneous nucleation, coagulation and sintering. J. Aerosol Sci. 37(4): 452-470.

Maynard, A. D. (2006). Nanotechnology: Managing the risks. Nano Today 1(2): 22-33.

Peters, T., W. A. Heitbrink, E. D. E., S. T. J. and A. D. Maynard (2006). The Mapping of Fine and Ultrafine Particle Concentrations in an Engine Machining and Assembly Facility. Ann. Occup. Hyg. 50(3): 249-257.

Tsuji, J. S., A. D. Maynard, P. C. Howard, J. T. James, C. W. Lam, D. B. Warheit and A. B. Santamaria (2006). Research strategies for safety evaluation of nanomaterials, part IV: Risk assessment of nanoparticles. Toxicological Sciences 89(1): 42-50.

Maynard, A. D. and E. D. Kuempel (2005). Airborne nanostructured particles and occupational health. J. Nanoparticle Res. 7: 587-614.

Beamer, B. R., S. Shulman, A. D. Maynard, D. Williams and D. Watkins (2005). Evaluation of Misting Controls to Reduce Respirable Silica Exposure for Brick Cutting. Ann. Occup. Hyg. 49: 503-510.

Andresen, P., Ramachandran, G., Pai, P., Lazovich, D. and Maynard, A. (2004). Women's personal and indoor exposure to PM2.5 in Mysore, India: Impact of domestic fuel usage. Atmos. Environ. 39:5500-5508.

Jones, A. D., R. J. Aitken, J. F. Fabries, E. Kauffer, G. Liden, A. Maynard, G. Riediger and W. Sahle (2005). Thoracic size-selective sampling of fibres: performance of four types of thoracic sampler in laboratory tests. Ann. Occup. Hyg. 49: 481-492.

Ku, B. K. and A. D. Maynard (2005). Comparing aerosol surface-area measurement of monodisperse ultrafine silver agglomerates using mobility analysis, transmission electron microscopy and diffusion charging. J. Aerosol Sci. 36(9), 1108-1124.

Mönkkönen, P., P. Pai, A. D. Maynard, K. Hämeri, P. Rechkemmer, G. Ramachandran, B. Prasad, M. Kulmala (2005). "Fine particle number and mass concentration measurements in urban Indian households." Science of the Total Environment 15(347): 131-147.

Oberdörster, G., A. Maynard, K. Donaldson, V. Castranova, J. Fitzpatrick, K. Ausman, J. Carter, B. Karn, W. Kreyling, D. Lai, S. Olin, N. Monteiro-Riviere, D. Warheit and H. Yang (2005). Principles for characterizing the potential human health effects from exposure to nanomaterials: elements of a screening strategy. Part. Fiber Toxicol. 2(8): doi:10.1186/1743-8977-2-8.

Shvedova, A. A., E. R. Kisin, R. Mercer, A. R. Murray, V. J. Johnson, A. I. Potapovich, Y. Y. Tyurina, O. Gorelik, S. Arepalli, D. Schwegler-Berry, A. F. Hubbs, J. Antonini, D. E. Evans, B. K. Ku, D. Ramsey, A. Maynard, V. E. Kagan, V. Castranova and P. Baron (2005). Unusual inflammatory and fibrogenic pulmonary responses to single-walled carbon nanotubes in mice. Am. J. Physiol.-Lung Cell. Mol. Physiol. 289: 698-708.

Chen, B. T., G. A. Feather, A. D. Maynard and C. Y. Rao (2004). Development Of A Personal Sampler For Collecting Fungal Spores. J. Aerosol Sci. 38, 926-937.

Lee, S.-A., S. A. Grinshpun, A. Adhikari, W. Li, R. McKay, A. D. Maynard and T. Reponen (2004). Laboratory and Field Evaluation of a New Personal Set-up for Assessing the Protection of given by the N95 Filtering-Facepiece Respirators Against Particles. Ann. Occup. Hyg. 49:245-257.

Maynard, A. D., Y. Ito, I. Arslan, A. T. Zimmer, N. Browning and A. Nicholls (2004). Examining elemental surface enrichment in ultrafine aerosol particles using analytical Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy. Aerosol Sci. Tech. 38, 365-381

Maynard, A. D., P. A. Baron, M. Foley, A. A. Shvedova, E. R. Kisin and V. Castranova (2004). Exposure to Carbon Nanotube Material.  Aerosol Release During the Handling of Unrefined Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Material. J. Toxicol. Environ. Health 67(1), 87-107

Pui, D. Y. H., Flagan, R. C., Kaufman, S. L., Maynard, A. D., de la Mora, J. F., Hering, S. V., Jimenez, J. L., Prather, K. A., Wexler, A. S. and Ziemann, P. J. (2004). Experimental methods and instrumentation. Journal Of Nanoparticle Research 6:314-315.

Maynard, A. D. and A. T. Zimmer (2003). Development and validation of a simple numerical model for estimating workplace aerosol size distribution evolution through coagulation. Aerosol Sci. Tech. 37, 804-817

Maynard, A. D. (2003). Estimating aerosol surface area from number and mass concentration measurements. Ann. Occup. Hyg. 47(2): 123-144.

Shvedova, A. A., V. Castranova, E. R. Kisin, A. R. Murray, V. Z. Gandelsman, A. D. Maynard, and P. A. Baron (2003). Exposure to carbon nanotube material: Assessment of nanotube cytotoxicity using human keratinocyte cells. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health-Part a 66(20): 1909-1926.

Maynard, A. D. (2002). Thoracic size-selection of fibers - dependence of penetration on fiber length for five thoracic sampler types. Ann. Occup. Hyg. 46(6): 511-522.

Maynard, A. D. (2002). Experimental determination of ultrafine TiO2 de-agglomeration in surrogate pulmonary surfactant – preliminary results. Ann. Occup. Hyg. 46(Suppl. 1): 197-202.

Maynard, A. D. and R. L. Maynard (2002). A derived association between ambient aerosol surface area and excess mortality using historic time series data. Atmos. Env. 36: 5561-5567.

Maynard, A. D. and R. L. Maynard (2002). Ambient aerosol exposure-response as a function of particulate surface-area: re-interpretation of historic data using numerical modeling. Ann. Occup. Hyg. 46(Supp. 1): 444-449.

Maynard, A. D. and A. T. Zimmer (2002). Evaluation of grinding aerosols in terms of alveolar dose: The significance of using mass, surface-area and number metrics. Ann. Occup. Hyg. 46(Suppl. 1): 320-322.

Zimmer, A. T. and A. D. Maynard (2002). Investigation of the Aerosols Produced by a High-Speed, Hand-Held Grinder Using Various Substrates. Ann. Occup. Hyg. 46(8): 663-672.

Maynard, A. D. (2000). Overview of methods for analysing single ultrafine particles. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series a-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences 358(1775): 2593-2609.

Maynard, A. D. (2000). A simple model of axial flow cyclone performance under laminar flow conditions.”Journal of Aerosol Science 31(2): 151-167.

Maynard, A. D., J. Thompson, J. Cain and B. Rajan (2000). Air movement visualisation in the workplace - Current methods and new approaches. Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 61: 51-55.

Brown, L. M., N. Collings, R. M. Harrison, A. D. Maynard and R. L. Maynard (2000). “Ultrafine particles in the atmosphere: introduction.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series a-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences 358(1775): 2563-2565.

Maynard, A. D. (1999). “Measurement of aerosol penetration through six personal thoracic samplers under calm air conditions.” Journal of Aerosol Science 30(9): 1227-1242.

Maynard, A. D., L. C. Kenny and P. E. J. Baldwin (1999). “Development of a system to rapidly measure sampler penetration up to 20 µm aerodynamic diameter in calm air, using the aerodynamic particle sizer.” Journal of Aerosol Science 30(9): 1215-1226.

Aitken, R. J., P. E. J. Baldwin, G. C. Beaumont, L. C. Kenny and A. D. Maynard (1999). “Aerosol inhalability in low air movement environments.” Journal of Aerosol Science 30(5): 613-626.

Kenny, L. C., R. J. Aitken, P. E. J. Baldwin, G. C. Beaumont and A. D. Maynard (1999). “The sampling efficiency of personal inhalable aerosol samplers in low air movement environments.” Journal of Aerosol Science 30(5): 627-638.

Baldwin, P. E. J. and A. D. Maynard (1998). “A survey of wind speeds in indoor workplaces.” Annals of Occupational Hygiene 42(5): 303-313.

Maynard, A. D., C. Northage, M. Hemingway and S. D. Bradley (1997). “Measurement of short-term exposure to airborne soluble platinum in the platinum industry.” Annals of Occupational Hygiene 41(1): 77-94.

Maynard, A. D., R. J. Aitken, L. C. Kenny and P. E. J. Baldwin (1997). “Preliminary investigation of aerosol inhalability at very low wind speeds.” Ann. Occup. Hyg. 41(Supplement 1): 695-699.

Baldwin, P. E. J., A. D. Maynard and C. Northage (1997). “An investigation of short-term gravimetric sampling in pig farms and bakeries.” Appl. Occup. Environ. Hyg. 12(10): 662-669.

Maynard, A. D. (1996). “Sampling errors associated with sampling plate-like particles using the Higgins- and Dewell-type personal respirable cyclone.” Journal of Aerosol Science 27(4): 575-585.

Maynard, A. D. (1995). “The Application of Electron-Energy-Loss Spectroscopy to the Analysis of Ultrafine Aerosol-Particles.” Journal of Aerosol Science 26(5): 757-777.

Maynard, A. D. (1995). “The Development of a New Thermophoretic Precipitator For Scanning-Transmission Electron-Microscope Analysis of Ultrafine Aerosol-Particles.” Aerosol Science and Technology 23(4): 521-533.

Maynard, A. D. and L. C. Kenny (1995). “Performance assessment of three personal cyclone models, using an aerodynamic particle sizer.” J. Aerosol Sci. 26(4): 671-684.

McGibbon, A. J., L. M. Brown, et al. (1993). “Microscopy in Solid-State Science.” Microscopy Research and Technique 24(4): 299-315.



Maynard, A. D. and J. Stilgoe (2015). The ethics of noumenal technologies. In: The Ethics of Nanotechnology, Geoengineering and Clean Technology. A. D. Maynard and J. Stilgoe, Ashgate: In Press.

Maynard, A. D. and J. Stilgoe, Eds. (2015). The Ethics of Nanotechnology, Geoengineering and Clean Technology. The Library of Essays on the Ethics of Emerging Technologies series, Ashgate Publishing Ltd.  In Press

Maynard, AD. (2015) Chapter 1 – Challenges in nanoparticle risk assessment.  In: Assessing nanoparticle risks to human health, 2nd edition (Gurumurthy, R. ed.). William Andrew Applied Science Publishers, In Press.

Maynard, A D. (2014).  Exploring boundaries around the safe use of advanced materials: A prospective product-based case studies approach.  In: Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety, Second Edition: Risks, Regulation, and Management (Micro and Nano Technologies) Second Edition.  (Hull, M. and Bowman D. M. eds).  William Andrew, NY.

Hansen, S. F., Maynard, A., Baun, A., Tickner, J. A. and Bowman, D. M. (2014).  What are the warning signs that we should be looking for?  In: Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety, Second Edition: Risks, Regulation, and Management (Micro and Nano Technologies) Second Edition.  (Hull, M. and Bowman D. M. eds).  William Andrew, NY.

Hansen, S. F., A. Maynard, A. Baun, J. A. Tickner and D. M. Bowman (2013). Nanotechnology — early lessons from early warnings. Late lessons from early warnings: science, precaution, innovation, Chapter 22. European Environment Agency: 562 - 591.

Maynard AD, Grobe A, Renn O. (2012). Responsible innovation, Global Governance, and Emerging Technologies. In: Can Emerging Technologies Make a Difference in Development?,  (Parker RA, Applebaum RP, eds). New York: Routledge, 168-187.

Maynard, AD. (2011) Chapter 1 – Challenges in nanoparticle risk assessment.  In: Assessing nanoparticle risks to human health (Gurumurthy, R. ed.). William Andrew Applied Science Publishers, 1 – 19.

Volkwein JC, Maynard AD, Harper M. 2011. Workplace aerosol measurement. In: Aerosol Measurement Principles, Techniques and Applications  Third Edition,  (Kulkarni P, Baron PA, Willeke K, eds). Hoboken, NJ:John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 571-590.

Maynard AD, Bowman DM, Hodge GA. 2010. Conclusions: Triggers, gaps, risks and trust. In: International Handbook on Regulating Nanotechnologies,  (Hodge GA, Bowman DM, Maynard AD, eds). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Hodge G, Bowman D, Maynard AD, eds. 2010. International Handbook on Regulating Nanotechnologies. Cheltenham, England: Edward Elgar.

Hodge GA, Bowman DM, Maynard AD. 2010. Introduction: The Regulatory Challenges for Nanotechnologies. In: International Handbook on Regulating Nanotechnologies,  (Hodge GA, Bowman DM, Maynard AD, eds). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Maynard, A. D. (2009).  Foreword, in Nanotechnology: Risks, perspectives and management strategies.  (Hull, M. and Bowman, D. Eds.). Eelsevier.

Maynard, A. D. (2008). Engineered Nanomaterials, in Encyclopedia of Quantitative Risk Assessment, John Wiley and Sons Ltd., Chichester.

Maynard, A. D. (2007). Nanotoxicology: Laying a firm foundation for sustainable nanotechnologies, in Nanotoxicology.  Characterization, Dosing and Health Effects, N. Monteiro-Riviere and C. L. Tran, eds., Informa, New York.

Maynard, A. D. and Pui, D. Y. H., eds. (2007). Nanoparticles and Occupational Health. Springer, Dortrecht, Netherlands.

Maynard, A. D. (2007). Nanoparticle Safety - A Perspective from the United States, in Nanotechnology.  Consequences for Human Health and the Environment.  Issues in Environmental Science and Technology, Volume 24, R. E. Hester and R. M. Harrison, eds., The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK.

Maynard, A. D. (2007). Nanotechnologies: Overview and issues, in Nanotechnology - Toxicological issues and environmental safety, P. P. Simeonova and M. Luster, eds., Springer, 1-14.

Maynard, A. D. and P. A. Baron (2005). Aerosols in the Industrial Environment. Aerosols Handbook.  Measurement, Dosimetry and health Effects. L. Ruzer and N. H. Harley. Boca Raton, CRC Press: 225-264.

Maynard, A. D. (2003). Overview of methods for analysing single ultrafine particles. Ultrafine Particles in the Atmosphere. L. M. Brown, N. Collings, R. M. Harrison, A. D. Maynard and R. L. Maynard, Eds. London, UK, Imperial College Press.

Brown, L. M., N. Collings, R. M. Harrison, A. D. Maynard and R. L. Maynard, Eds. (2003). Ultrafine Particles in the Atmosphere. London, UK, Imperial College Press.

Maynard, A. D. (2001). Aerosol Measurement in the Workplace. Aerosol Measurement, Principles, Techniques and Applications. Second Edition. P. A. Baron and K. Willeke. New York, Wiley Interscience: 779-799.



Maynard AD, Harper T. (2011). Building a Sustainable Future: Rethinking the role of technology Innovation in an increasingly interdependent, complex and resource-constrained world. World Economic Forum, Geneva.

Maynard, A. D. (2006). Nanotechnology: A research strategy for addressing risk, PEN 03 Washington DC, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies.

Jones, A. D., R. J. Aitken, et al. (2001). Thoracic sampling of fibres. Norwich, UK, HSE Books.

Maynard, A. D., R. C. Brown, B. Crook, A. Curran and D. J. swan (1999). A scoping study into ultrafine aerosol research and HSL's ability to respond to current and future research needs, health and Safety Laboratory, UK: IR/A/99/03

Maynard, A. D. (1997). Characterisation of six thoracic aerosol samplers using spherical particles., Health and Safety Laboratory: IR/A/97/13

Maynard, A. D. (1997). Performance of a device for classifying airborne fibres by length., Heath and Safety Laboratory: IR/A/97/06

Maynard, A. D. (1995). Semiquantitative determination of plate-like particle orientation in a Higgins and Dewell type cyclone, Health and Safety Executive, UK: IR/L/DS/95/03

Maynard , A. D. (1995). Short term sampling of dusts.  Project summary and recommendations, HSL: IR/L/DS/95/4

Kenny, L. C., J. Thompson and A. D. Maynard (1995). Evaluation of two novel cyclone designs, HSL: IR/L/DS/95/2

Maynard, A. D. and M. Hemingway (1994). Short term sampling of dusts.  2: Sampling for soluble platinum., Health and Safety Executive, UK: IR/L/DS/94/14

Maynard, A. D. and P. Baldwin (1994). Short term sampling of dusts.  3: Sampling on pig farms., Health and Safety Executive, UK: IR/L/DS/94/15

Baldwin, P. and A. D. Maynard (1994). Short term sampling of dusts.  1: Sampling in bakeries., Health and Safety Executive, UK: IR/L/DS/94/13

Maynard, A. D. (1993). Comparison of personal cyclone sampling characteristics., Health and Safety Executive, UK: IR/L/DS/93/08

Maynard, A. D. (1993). The determination of sampling efficiency for three types of personal cyclone., Health and Safety Executive, UK: IR/L/DS/93/04

Maynard, A. D. (1993). Personal cyclone sampling efficiency for platey particles - theoretical considerations., Health and Safety Executive, UK: IR/L/DS/93/10

Maynard, A. D. (1992). Wall loss effects in personal inhalable dust samplers - a critical review., Health and Safety Executive, UK: IR/L/DS/92/6



NRC (2013). Research Progress on Environmental, Health, and Safety Aspects of Engineered Nanomaterials, The National Academies Press. (Committee member)

NRC (2012). A Research Strategy for Environmental, Health, and Safety Aspects of Engineered Nanomaterials, The National Academies Press. (Committee member)

PCAST (2010). Report to the President and Congress on the Third Assessment of the National nanotechnology Initiative. Washington DC, President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. (Working Group member)

NRC (2009). Review of Federal Strategy for Nanotechnology-Related Environmental, Health, and Safety Research, The National Academies Press. (Committee member)



Maynard, A. D. (2016). Considering ethics now before radically new brain technologies get away from us. The Conversation US

Maynard, A. D. (2016). It’ll take more than tech for Elon Musk to pull off audacious new Tesla master plan. The Conversation US

Maynard, A. D. (2016) How Terrified Should We Be of This Year’s World Economic Forum Top 10 Emerging Technologies? Slate Future Tense

Garbee, E. and Maynard, A. D. (2016). The future of personal satellite technology is here – are we ready for it? The Conversation US

Maynard, A. D. (2016). There are microscopic needles in your baby’s formula. Just how worried should you be? Salon

Maynard, A. D. (2016). What Do You Think About Scientists Creating Human-Nonhuman Hybrids? Slate Future Tense

Maynard A. D. (2016). Public universities must do more: the public needs our help and expertise. The Conversation US

Maynard, A. D. (2016). Three ways synthetic biology could annihilate Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases. The Conversation US

Maynard, A. D. (2016). A further reading list on the Fourth Industrial Revolution. World Economic Forum.

Maynard, A. D. (2016). Can citizen science empower disenfranchised communities? The Christian science Monitor.

Maynard, A. D. (2016). The fourth industrial revolution: what does WEF’s Klaus Schwab leave out? The Conversation US.

Maynard, A. D. (2016. Thinking innovatively about the risks of tech innovation. The Conversation US.

Maynard, A. D. (2015). If Elon Musk is a luddite, count me in! The Conversation US.

Maynard, A. D. (2015) Hoverboards and health: How good for you is this year’s hottest trend? The Houston Chronicle.

Maynard, A. D. (2015) What’s the real risk from drones this holiday season? The Conversation US.

Maynard, A. D. (2015) Is public engagement really career limiting? Times Higher Education

Hoffman, A. J. and Maynard, A. D. (2015) American Universities: Reclaiming our role in society. The Conversation US.

Maynard, A. D. (2015) Dunkin' Donuts ditches titanium dioxide – but is it actually harmful?.  The Conversation US.

Maynard, A. D. (2015).  Responsible development of new technologies critical in complex, connected world.  The Conversation US

Maynard, A. D. (2015).  We might be able to 3-D print an artificial mind one day. Slate.

Maynard, A. D. (2015). Are quantum dot TVs – and their toxic ingredients – actually better for the environment? The Conversation.

Maynard, A. D. (2014). How Can We Balance the Risks and Rewards of New Technologies? Huffington Post.

Maynard, A. D. (2014). No, Metal Oxides in your food Won’t Kill You.  The Conversation.

Maynard, A. D. (2014). Small Packages.  A new case study on the health risks of nanotech doesn’t tell the whole story: Slate

Maynard, A. D. (2009). Success through safety. Public Service Review: Devolved Government. 17: 50.

Maynard, A. D. (2009). Nanotechnology: Ensuring Success through Safety. Science & Technology 3:66-67.

Maynard, A. D. (2008). Living with nanoparticles. Nano Today 3:64.

Maynard, A. D. (2008). How Safe Is Nanotech? Materials Australia 41.

Maynard, A. D. (2008). Spending on Nanotech Risk is Too Low, in Discovery Channel: Discovery Tech.

Maynard, A. D. (2008). Setting the nanotech research agenda, in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist Online.

Maynard, A. D. (2007). Nanotechnology in Context, in Medical Ethics, 6-7.

Maynard, A. D. (2007). Building a Safe Nanotechnology Future, Project Syndicate.

Maynard, A. D. (2007). Weighing nanotechnology's risks, in International Herald Tribune, Neuilly-sur-Siene, France.

Maynard, A. D. (2007). Nanotechnology for Wizards, in Nanotechnology Now,

Maynard, A. (2006). Nanodollars. New Scientist 189 (2540): 25-25.

Maynard, A. D. (2005). "Ultrafine particles, nanotechnology and occupational health." Dutch Journal of Applied Occupational Sciences.  2004 (4): 62-63

Maynard, A. D. (2004). Responsible nanotech at work. In Nanotoday: A Materials Today Supplement. December 2004: 56.

Maynard, A. D. (2004). Nanotechnology - a new occupational health challenge for a new generation? International Commission on Occupational Health Newsletter. 2(3) 4-6.


Maynard, A. D. (2007). Is engineered nanoparticle exposure a myth?, SAFENANO, Edinburgh, UK.

Lubick, N. and Maynard, A. (2007). Spoonful of caution with NANO HYPE. Environmental Science & Technology 41:2661-2665.

Maynard, A. D. (2005). Inventory of Research on the Environmental, Health and Safety Implications of Nanotechnology Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Washington DC.

Oberdörster, G., Gelein, R., Opanashuk, L., Elder, A., Silva, V., Carter, J. D., Maynard, A. D., Ito, Y. and Finkelstein, J. (2004). Inhaled ultrafine particles (UFP) can efficiently translocate to the CNS via neuronal pathways, in American Toxicological Society, Orlando, Fl.

Andresen, P., Pai, P., Maynard, A. D., Prasad, B. S. N. and Ramachandran, G. (2003). Respiratory health effects on women due to aerosol exposures from domestic fuel use in India, in International Society for Exposure Analysis Conference, 2003, Stresa, Italy.

Maynard, A. D. (2003). From Nuisance Dusts to Nanoparticles.  The Role of Electron Microscopy in Occupational and Environmental Health., in SCANDEM 03, Oslo, Norway.

Maynard, A. D. (2003). Can aerosol surface-area exposure be estimated adequately from measured number and mass concentration?, in Fourth International Colloquium on Particulate Matter, AAAR, Pittsburgh, PA.

Pai, P., Maynard, A. D., Prasad, B. S. N., Belagali, S. L., Andresen, P. and Ramachandran, G. (2003). Real-time exposure measurements of aerosol number, surface-area and mass (PM2.5) concentration in the southern Indian city of Mysore., in Fourth International Colloquium on Particulate Matter, AAAR, Pittsburgh, PA.

Baron, P. A., A. D. Maynard and M. Foley (2002). Evaluation of aerosol release during the handling of unrefined carbon nanotube material. NIOSH Research Report.  DART-02-191. Cincinnati, OH, NIOSH.

Jones, A. D., R. Aitken, A. Maynard, G. Riediger, W. Sahle and G. Liden (2000). “Thoracic sampling of fibres.” J. Aerosol Sci. 31(Suppl. 1): S128-S129.

Maynard, A. D. (1998). “Modelling axial flow cyclone performance.” J. Aerosol Sci. 29: S1089-S1090.

Maynard, A. D. (1994). “The generation of micro-machined particle aerosols for characterising aerosol samplers.” J. Aerosol Sci. 24(Suppl. 1): S445-S446.

Maynard, A. D. (1993). “Respirable dust sampler characterisation:  Efficiency curve reproducibility.” J. Aerosol Sci. 24(Suppl. 1): S457-S458.

Maynard, A. D. and L. M. Brown (1992). “Electron energy loss spectroscopy of ultrafine aerosol particles in the scanning transmission electron microscope.” J. Aerosol Sci. 23(Suppl. 1): S433-S436.

Maynard, A. D. and L. M. Brown (1991). “The Collection of Ultrafine Aerosol-Particles For Analysis By Transmission Electron-Microscopy, Using a New Thermophoretic Precipitator.” Journal of Aerosol Science 22: S379-S382.

Maynard, A. D. and L. M. Brown (1991). The collection of ultrafine particles for analysis in the TEM/STEM using a new thermophoretic aerosol precipitator. EMAG91, Bristol, IOP Publishing Ltd.

Research Activity

Bowman, Diana and Maynard, Andrew. Center for Research on Ingredient Safety (CRIS) - a Michigan State University-based center where we are collaborating on publics communication around the science of ingredient safety.

Westerhoff,Paul*, Alford,Terry Lynn, Brown,Albert Frederick, Carberry,Adam Robert, Chan,Candace Kay, Fox,Peter, Honsberg,Christiana B, Hristovski,Kiril D, Lind,Mary Laura, Maynard,Andrew, Perreault,Francois, Thangavelautham,Jekanthan. NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Off-Grid Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT). RICE UNIVERSITY(8/1/2015 - 10/30/2016).

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FIS 332Risk and the Future
HSD 584Internship
HSD 595Continuing Registration
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 584Internship
HSD 593Applied Project
HSD 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 502Adv Science &Technology Policy
POS 572Adv Science &Technology Policy
HSD 584Internship
HSD 593Applied Project
HSD 595Continuing Registration
HSD 598Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FIS 332Risk and the Future
HSD 584Internship
HSD 590Reading and Conference
HSD 593Applied Project
HSD 595Continuing Registration
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 584Internship
HSD 593Applied Project
HSD 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 502Adv Science &Technology Policy
POS 572Adv Science &Technology Policy
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 591Seminar
SOS 598Special Topics
HSD 598Special Topics
CEE 598Special Topics
Professional Associations

In the course of his work, Andrew has testified before congressional committees, has served on National Academy panels, and has worked closely with organizations such as the World Economic Forum and the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) that promote public-private partnerships. He is currently co-chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Nanotechnology, and on the Board of Trustees of ILSI North America. He is also a member of the National Academies of Science Committee on the Science of Science Communication, and advises the science education/engagement program “I’m a Scientist”. While at the University of Michigan he was involved with the innovative science communication training program RELATE, and continues to serve as an advisor to the initiative. In 2015, he was awarded the Society of Toxicology Public Communication Award.

Work History

Arizona State University (8/3/15 - Present)
Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society 8/3/15 - Present
Director, Risk Innovation Lab 8/3/15 - Present

University of Michigan (4/1/10 – 7/30/15)
Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health 9/1/10 – 7/30/15
Director, University of Michigan Risk Science Center 4/1/10 – 7/30/15
Chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences 6/1/12 – 11/30/14
NSF International Chair of Environmental Health Sciences 1/1/13 – 11/30/14
Charles and Rita Gelman Professor of Risk Science 9/1/10 - 12/31/12

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (8/15/05 – 3/31/10)
Chief Science Advisor, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
Science Advisor, Synthetic Biology Project

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (1/18/00 – 7/8/05)
Team Leader – Aerosols Research Team (GS15) 1/1/04 – 7/8/05
Senior Service Fellow (GS14). (2000 – 2004) 1/18/00 – 1/1/04

Health and Safety Executive, U.K. (9/21/92 – 1/17/00)
Head, Exposure Control Section, Health and Safety Laboratory 9/1/98 – 1/17/00
Senior Scientific Officer (1994 – 1998) 9/1/94 – 9/1/98
Higher Scientific Officer (1992 – 1994) 9/21/92 – 9/1/94

Severn Trent Water Ltd., U.K. (1/10/87 – 1/10/89)
Management Trainee.