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Former US Presidential Science Advisor visits UCL CEMI

4 May 2007

Professor Neal Lane visited the UCL Centre for Enterprise and the Management of Innovation (UCL CEMI) today to discuss his experience as chief science advisor to former US President Bill Clinton.

Meeting with Professor Steve Currall, Director of UCL CEMI, along with senior science figures from across the university, Professor Lane shared his experiences of serving as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, a position he held from August 1998 to January 2001.

Prior to his White House post, Lane served as Director of the National Science Foundation and member (ex officio) of the National Science Board from October 1993 to August 1998. Professor Lane is currently the Malcolm Gillis University Professor at Rice University, Houston. He also holds appointments as Senior Fellow of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, where he is engaged in matters of science and technology policy, and in the Department of Physics & Astronomy.

Professors Currall and Lane collaborated last year on a paper for 'Nature Nanotechnology', looking at public perceptions of nanotechnology products.

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Image: From left to right: Dr Simcha Jong, Dean Bernard Buxton, Professor Steve Currall, Vice Provost Dave Delpy, Professor Neal Lane and Professor Gabriel Aeppli.