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Robert FreitasNanotechnology Faculty Request this speaker
Current areas of interest and expertise for Robert A. Freitas Jr. include: Nanotechnology, nanomedicine, medical nanorobotics design, molecular machine systems, diamondoid mechanosynthesis (theory and experimental pathways), molecular assemblers and nanofactories, atomically precise manufacturing, and self-replication in machine and factory systems. His long-term goal is to speed the development of medical nanorobotics in order to increase the normal healthy human lifespan by at least tenfold.
He is the author of a series of books that offer the first extended technical discussion of the medical applications of nanotechnology and medical nanorobotics.
Other Professional Experience
- Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Molecular Manufacturing (IMM)
- Co-founded the Nanofactory Collaboration (2000-now)
- Member American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Member, National Space Society
- Research Scientist, Zyvex Corporation
- Research Fellow and Study Editor, NASA/ASEE Summer Study Programs, including Advanced Automation for Space Missions
- Astronomy/SETI researcher