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People Dr Eric Drexler

Senior Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute, and Oxford Martin Senior Fellow, Oxford Martin School


Senior Research Fellow

Eric Drexler is a pioneering nanotechnology researcher and author. His 1981 paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences established fundamental principles of molecular engineering and identified development paths leading to advanced nanotechnologies. In his 1986 book, Engines of Creation, he introduced a broad audience to the promise of high-throughput atomically precise manufacturing, a prospective technology using nanoscale machinery to guide molecular motion and bonding, thereby structuring matter from the bottom up. In his publications and lectures, Dr. Drexler describes the implementation and applications of advanced nanotechnologies, and their potential impact on global problems.

Oxford Martin School

Oxford Martin School

Senior Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute, and Oxford Martin Senior Fellow