Principle Administrator and Policy Officer, European Commission
Achim Boenke is a chemist, specialised in bio-organic, analytical chemistry and toxicology. He holds a PhD in natural sciences. Currently, he is a Principle Administrator and Policy Officer at the European Commission, in the Directorate General DG Growth – Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs former DG Enterprise and Industry and there in the Chemicals Industry Unit. His policy areas includes, amongst others, industrial safety; emission of chemical installations; bio-based products and bioeconomy; sustainable chemistry; energy as well as renewable raw materials as feedstock and innovation. He is also an active member of various European Commission interservice groups and European Technology Platforms (i.e. Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem) and Industrial Safety (ETPIS)). Moreover, he is co-chairing the Steering Group on Environmental Sustainability within the OECD-Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials. Before his current position, his activities in the European Commission Research and Innovation, consisted of project management/coordination of different research projects on certified Reference Materials (CRMs) for various applications in the areas of food, feed, water, industrial process control including development and demonstration, risk assessment, and contamination prevention strategies. From 1996 to 2002, his responsibilities included part of the horizontal activities on preparatory and accompanying measures in the Directorate General of Research. He published a number of articles in various journals, books and co-edited books.