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Robert Freitas

Nanotechnology Faculty
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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

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  • Juris Doctor
    University of Santa Clara, School of Law, 1978
  • Bachelor of Science, Physics and Psychology
    Harvey Mudd College



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