Federal Institute for Occupational Hygiene and Health, Germany
Dr. Thomas Kuhlbusch is employed at the Federal Institute for Occupational Hygiene and Health, Germany. He is chemist by background and received his PhD in 1994 in analytical chemistry while working at the Max Planck Institute for Air Chemistry. During his post doc period from 1994 to 1997 he had a stipend by the American Academy of Sciences and worked at the US EPA on air chemistry and climate change. In 1997 he moved to the University of Duisburg-Essen to conduct research on particle science with a focus on fine dust and nanoparticle.
Dr. Kuhlbusch is still teaching at the university sustainable nanotechnology. In 2001 he moved with his team to a research institute, IUTA e.V., where he conducted research on (nano)particle measurement technology, environmental behaviour, exposure assessment, workplace safety, and related epidemiological and toxicological studies. In 2016 be changed his position to become unit head “hazardous substances management” where his focus is set to achieve safe handling and use of hazardous substances at work by advising on regulatory issues on national and international level in OSH, CLP and REACH regulation.
Dr. Kuhlbusch is also leading the EU project NanoHarmony, leading a work package related to OECD TG/GD developments in the EU project Gov4Nano, is member of the German delegation to the OECD- WPMN and WPRM as well as member of the Malta Initiative Board.