Doctors David Tolfree and Alan Smith have put together a book on road mapping that is truly exceptional. They provide a reflective practitioner a set of ten chapters that truly discuss the road mapping phenomenon that has seem to rake off over the last 20 years as people seek to decrease technology risk in the firms, their economic regions and their industries. The book is well written and concise and provides the readers with many methods and examples of how to proceed. I urge any road mapping professional to obtain one.
Black professor of Entrepreneurship University of New Mexico
Past President MANCEF
Co-editor of the Fist Micro and Nano technology international roadmaps
David Tolfree MSc., F.Inst.P., CPhys., F.IoN. was the co-founder and Executive Director of Technopreneur Ltd, a consultancy company for the exploitation of micro-nanotechnology, established at Daresbury in Cheshire, England. He is one of the founders of MANCEF (Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Educational Foundation), an international body dedicated to commercialization and education of emergent technologies and is currently its European Vice-President. David is also one of the founders of the UK Institute of Nanotechnology and is a member of its Advisory Board. He is a Chartered Physicist, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Nanotechnology and has published over 160 papers, including news articles, chapters for books and conference papers, and has given interviews on television and radio. he is member of the Advisory Board of the International Commercial Micro Manufacturig Magazine. He has co-authored chapt ers in the MANCEF International Microsystems and Top-Down Nanotechnology Roadmap. He is the co-editor and writer of a book published in October 2007. ‘Commercialising Micro-Nanotechnology Products’. This was the first book dedicated to the subject of commercialization to be published.
David’s interests are writing, film-making, photography, promoting science and technology to the public, including schools and colleges, swimming and gardening.
Dr Alan Smith BSc., PhD., FLS, FRSC., FIMMM , is the Managing Director of AZ-TECH consultancy company. His career began in academia as a lecturer, before he moved into industry. He has been a member of the UK Government’s Foresight Panels for both Chemistry and Materials, and has served on industrial advisory boards for two universities. He is a Past President of the Industrial Affairs Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and is a member of the Bureau of IUPAC. He was Chairman of the COMIT Faraday Partnership, and Board Member of the IMPACT Faraday Partnership. He was a visiting tutor and lecturer on Innovation and R&D Management for MSc course at a Scottish university.
Alan was co-editor of book entitled Trends and Priorities in the UK Chemical Industry for the Chemical Industries Association, and a co-author of a book entitled Future Perspectives of European Materials Research.