Jonathan Forman

Jonathan Forman currently holds the post of Science Policy Adviser at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), whose mission is to implement the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in order to achieve the their vision of a world that is free of chemical weapons and of the threat of their use, and in which cooperation in chemistry for peaceful purposes for all is fostered. In doing this, the ultimate aim is to contribute to international security and stability, to general and complete disarmament, and to global economic development. The OPCW was awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons. Forman received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1996, after which he worked for a series of biotechnology companies developing molecular diagnostic and bioanalytical assay technologies for genomic, immunoassay, and cell capture applications.