Andrew Maynard is chief scientist at the Project for Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. While many disagree with some of the approaches and policy positions advocated by PEN, few can argue that PEN has been a key driver in the nano-EHS debate over the past couple of years. One need only "google" the center to see its tremendous influence in the nanotechnology policy arena. Dr. Maynard has just started his own nanoblog which you can find here which is associated with the UK group SAFENANO. We wish Dr. Maynard great success and warmly welcome him to the nanoblogsphere. We look forward to reading his posts and providing analysis for our own readers.