Advisory Board

Dr. Graham C. Holt

The article New nanotechnology analysis: tiny tech brings huge changes said

The Center for Responsible Nanotechnology (CRN) today announced its first series of new research papers in which industry experts predict profound impacts of nanotechnology on society. Eleven original essays by members of CRN’s Global Task Force appear in the latest issue of the journal Nanotechnology Perceptions, published today. From military and security issues to human enhancement, artificial intelligence, and more, these papers give readers a peek under the lid of Pandora’s box to see what the future might hold.
Ray Kurzweil, renowned inventor, entrepreneur, and best-selling author, explained, “As the pace of technological advancement rapidly accelerates, it becomes increasingly important to promote knowledgeable and insightful discussion of both promise and peril. I’m very pleased to take part in this effort by including my own essay, and by hosting discussion of these essays on the ‘MindX’ discussion board at”

Graham C. Holt, MSc, PhD, is deputy editor of the journal Nanotechnology Perceptions which is aimed at bridging the gap between popular science and detailed scientific papers in order to present the nanotechnology debate to the widest possible audience. In this capacity he has written articles on the future of nanotechnology and current interests include quantum optics and nanotechnology safety. He has given many presentations at international conferences on underwater systems and is now affiliated to the Nanotechnology Department of Cranfield University in the UK and the Collegium Basilea in Switzerland.
Graham has had an eclectic career starting with a thesis on quantum gravity and then moving into the UK defense industry. He worked on various defense projects in the fields of radar, infrared and missile guidance before joining Marconi Underwater Systems and designing torpedoes. He has recently retired from industry after a 25 year career as Project Manager for a large underwater system recently delivered to the U.K. Royal Navy. He has written many classified papers on subjects ranging from electronic countermeasures, missile guidance, sonar design and more recently computer processing architecture for the future.