Who is Ralf Trapp?

Born 26 February 1953 in Erfurt, Germany


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


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


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


Academy of Sciences of Bologna (non-resident member since 2006)

German Chemical Society

American Chemical Society

Association Agréée de Haute Savoie pour les Professions Libérales

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

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