Who is Ralf Trapp?

Born 26 February 1953 in Erfurt, Germany

Education:

Dr rer. nat. (Ph.D.), Technical University “Carl Schorlemmer” Leuna‑Merseburg (former GDR), 1978

Dr sc. nat., GDR Academy of Sciences, Leipzig (former GDR), 1986

Affiliations:

1977 - 1990: Research Institute of Chemical Toxicology, Academy of Sciences, Leipzig, former GDR

1985 - 1987: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (sipri), Solna, Sweden

1982 - 1990: Scientific Adviser of the GDR delegation to the Conference on Disarmament

1991 - 1993: Research Institute on Science and Politics (SWP), Ebenhausen, Germany

1992 - 1993: German delegation to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, Switzerland / to the OPCW Preparatory Commission, The Hague, the Netherlands

1993 - 1997: provisional Technical Secretariat of the Preparatory Commission for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), The Hague, the Netherlands

1997 - 2006: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, The Hague, the Netherlands

1998 – 2006: Secretary of the Scientific Advisory Board of the OPCW

2007 - 2008: Legal Coordinator (consultant), EU Joint Action in Support of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (executed by the Bio-Weapons Prevention Project, BWPP, Geneva, Switzerland)

2006 - date: International Disarmament Consultant, disarmament of chemical and biological weapons, Chessenaz, France

Awards:

2006: external member of the Academy of Sciences of Bologna

2008: IUPAC Fellow (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry)

Memberships:

German Chemical Society

American Chemical Society

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) London

Temporary Working Group Sampling and Analysis, OPCW Scientific Advisory Board

International Scientific Advisory Board on Sea-dumped Chemical Weapons (established by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania)

Association Agréée de Haute Savoie pour les Professions Libérales

For a detailed curriculum vitae please contact ralf.trapp@gmail.com

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