IFCS 2006 Award of Merit
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlottmann
Forum V - Budapest, Hungary, September 2006
IFCS is pleased to announce Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlottmann as a 2006 recipient of the IFCS Award of Merit in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the goals of international chemical safety. Prof Dr Schlottmann is currently the Head of Division – International Chemical Safety and Methods of Risk Assessment, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety, Germany.
Prof Dr Schlottmann has for more than 30 years actively contributed to the advancement of chemical safety at the national, regional and international levels. He has been in the unique position of participating in and contributing to the work of most international organizations and bodies working in the field of chemical safety (e.g. IPCS, OECD, IFCS, UNCED Agenda 21, EU). He has provided leadership and cross cutting policy input to guide international efforts and achievements working in the forefront. He was also the initiator of the European Ministerial Conference on Health and Environment in 1989 which resulted in strengthening of health and environment linkages work in Europe. This approach has served as a model for other regions of the world.
Through his personal commitment and dedication Prof Dr Schlottmann has supported and promoted the sound management of chemicals in developing countries and countries in economic transition. He was the catalysts for the establishment of the "Senior Professor Service for Sustainability and Chemical Safety", a partnership project building Curricular M. Sc. Courses for Natural Scientists in the Developing Countries. This project recently won recognition as one of the official German decade projects of the UN-Decade "education for sustainable development".
Prof Dr Schlottmann is active in a range of scientific organizations helping to build bridges between the science and policy areas. He has authored and edited a number of books on chemical safety topics.