Chris Phoenix

July 11, 2009

Chris Phoenix, co-inventor of the futuristic Vasculoid nanomedical device and co-moderator of the sci.nanotech newsgroup, is a recognized expert in molecular nanotechnology. In 2002, he co-founded the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology with Mike Treder and is now working full time as CRN’s Director of Research.

Chris has been studying nanotechnology continuously since taking Eric Drexler’s nanotech class at Stanford University in 1988. He obtained his BS in Symbolic Systems and MS in Computer Science from Stanford in 1991. From 1991-97 he worked as an embedded software engineer at Electronics for Imaging. In 1997, he left the software field to concentrate on dyslexia correction and research. Since 2000, he has focused on studying and writing about nanotechnology.

Chris’ writings have appeared in an edited book, Doctor Tandy’s First Guide To Life Extension And Transhumanity, and on nanotech and transhumanist web sites, including,, and His other interests include artificial intelligence and music.

See essays by this author:
Design of a Primitive Nanofactory
Don't let Crichton's Prey scare you--the science isn't real
Molecular Manufacturing: Start Planning
More Essays on Nanotechnology Implications
Nanotech Basics
Review of Nanocosm
Revolution in a Box: An Interview with the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology
Safe Utilization of Advanced Nanotechnology
The Need For Limits