Dr. Ralf Trapp

CHAIRMAN T.6. -CBRNe-related geopolitical issues, Safety and security Legal and Economic aspects, New frontiers of science



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

Fachchemiker für Toxikologie (expert chemist toxicology), Karl-Marx-University Leipzig, 1988



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

  • 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 to the GDR delegation to the Conference on Disarmament
  • 1991 - 1993: Research Institute of Science and Politics (SWP), Ebenhausen, Germany
  • 1992 - 1993: Advisor, 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: Technical Secretariat of the 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,  chemical and biological weapons arms control and security, Chessenaz, France. Consultancy services, inter alia, for the United Nations (including UNODA, CTITF, Syria Commission of Inquiry), the OPCW, the European Commission, the ICRC, Spiez Laboratory, SIPRI, Hotzone Solutions Group, the Universities of Bath, Bradford and Sussex, and the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique in Paris.