MOLECULAR NANOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCHER:
RALPH C. MERKLE
- THE FUTURE OF NANOTECH
DR. RALPH C. MERKLE
Dr. Merkle received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1979 where he co-invented public key cryptography. He joined Xerox PARC in 1988, where he pursued research in security and computational nanotechnology until 1999. He was a Nanotechnology Theorist at Zyvex until 2003, when he joined the Georgia Institute of Technology as a Professor of Computing until 2006. He is now a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, on the faculty at Singularity University, a Director of Alcor, and a co-founder of the Nanofactory Collaboration. He chaired the Fourth and Fifth Foresight Conferences on Nanotechnology. He was co-recipient of: the Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology for theory, the ACM's Kanellakis Award for Theory and Practice, the IEEE Kobayashi Award, the RSA Award in Mathematics, the IEEE Hamming Award; and is a Fellow of the IACR. Dr. Merkle has fourteen patents, has published extensively and has given hundreds of talks. His home page is at www.merkle.com.