Who worked on the study?
of the Study
Prof Ann Dowling FREng FRS - Prof Dowling is
Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University
of Cambridge and chaired the study. Prof Dowling is
a Fellow of both the Royal Society and the Royal Academy
of Engineering. She is a scientist and an engineer but
does not work directly on nanotechnology, so came to
the project with an open mind and ensured that the concerns
of all stakeholders were taken into account throughout
Prof Roland Clift OBE FREng - Prof
Clift is Director of the Centre for Environmental Strategy
at the University of Surrey and a member of the Royal
Commission on Environmental Pollution. He is a chemical
engineer by training with expertise in Life Cycle Assessment
(the understanding of the environmental impact of processes
and products from their inception to their final disposal)
Dr Nicole Grobert - Dr Grobert is
a Royal Society Dorothy
Hodgkin Research Fellow based at the University
of Oxford. She is a chemist working on the synthesis
and modification of nanotubes.
Dame Deirdre Hutton CBE - Deirdre
Hutton is Chair of the National Consumer Council and
a key advocate of and expert on consumer concerns.
Prof Ray Oliver FREng - Prof Oliver
is a Senior Science and Technology Associate, in the
Strategic Technology Group at ICI plc. He has expertise
in the applications of nanotechnology in industry.
Baroness Onora O’Neill CBE FBA
FMedSci - Baroness O’Neill is based at
Newnham College, University of Cambridge. Baroness O’Neill
is an expert in political philosophy and bioethics.
She gave the BBC Reith Lectures in 2002.
Prof John Pethica FRS - Prof Pethica
is based at Trinity College, Dublin. Professor Pethica’s
work investigates the surface and nanometer scale properties
Prof Nick Pidgeon - Prof Pidgeon is
Director of the Centre for Environmental Risk at the
University of East Anglia. His research looks at risk
management, the psychology of risk perception and communication,
public preferences and risk valuation.
Sir Jonathon Porritt CBE - Sir Jonathon
is Co-Founder and Programme Director of Forum for the
Future and Chairman of the UK Sustainable Development
Commission. He is a leading writer, broadcaster and
commentator on sustainable development and environmental
Prof John Ryan - Prof Ryan is based
at the University of Oxford and leads the Interdisciplinary
Research Collaboration on Bionanotechnology.
Prof Anthony Seaton CBE FMedSci -
Prof Seaton holds a chair of
environmental and occupational medicine in Aberdeen
University. His research concerns the interactions of
the environment and human health, and he has an interest
in nanoparticulate air pollution. He was Chair of the
Government's Expert Panel on Air Quality Standards from
Prof Saul Tendler - Prof Tendler
is based at the University of Nottingham. He is an expert
in pharmaceutical chemistry and his research interests
are directed at investigations
of molecular systems and their interactions
Prof Mark Welland FREng FRS - Prof
Mark Welland is Head of the Nanoscale Science Laboratory
in the Department of Engineering at the University of
Cambridge. He is Director of the recently formed Interdisplinary
Research Collaboration in Nanotechnology.
Prof Roger Whatmore FREng - Prof Whatmore
is Head of the Advanced Materials Department, Director
of Nanotechnology and Professor of Engineering Nanotechnology
at Cranfield University. He is exploring applications
of ferroelectric materials in microsystems and nanotechnology.