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Kim Eric Drexler

Kim Eric Drexler, American theorectical researcher, writer. Graduate fellow National Science Foundation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977; recipient Space Pioneer award for Scientist/Engineer, National Space Society, 1991, Kilby Young Innovator award Kilby Foundation, Dallas, 1993.

Background

  • Drexler, Kim Eric was born on April 25, 1955 in Oakland, California, United States. Son of Allan Barry and Hazel Edna (Gassmann) Drexler.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977. Master of Science in Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Nanotech., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991.

    Career

    • Researcher, author, lecturer, inventor, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980-1985;researcher, author, lecturer, consultant, Palo Alto, California, since 1985;research affiliate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Space Lab, Cambridge, 1980-1986;research affiliate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Artificial Intelligence Lab, Cambridge, 1986-1987;senior research fellow, Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, since 1991. Visiting scholar Stanford (California) U. Computer Science Department, 1986-1992. Board directors, chairman The Foresight Institute, Palo Alto, since 1986.

    Membership

    Secretary board directors L5 Society, Tucson, 1981, board directors, 1979-1986, advisor, 1979-1986, co-editor journal, 1983-1984. Board directors National Space Society, 1986-1996. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Vacuum Society, American Chemistry Society.

    Connections

    • Married Christine Louise Peterson, June 18, 1981.
    Kim Eric Drexler
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    Born April 25, 1955
    (age 62)