Dr Thomas Exner is the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) at Edelweiss Connect. In NanoCommons he is leading the activities in WP4 and is involved also in Work Packages 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12.
He is responsible for the scientific planning, execution and supervision of different commercial project in the area of data management and integrated testing strategy development for risk/safety assessment of chemicals, drugs and nanomaterials. Additionally, he is coordinating the H2020 e-infrastructure project OpenRiskNet, is work package leader in the ACEnano project, leads the creation of a knowledge infrastructure in the EU-ToxRisk project as well as functions as principal investigator in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network in3. Dr. Exner is co-chairing the NSC WG-F on Data Management and he is leading the WP on the knowledge infrastructure development in ACEnano.
Dr. Exner studied chemistry and did his PhD at the Technische Universität Darmstadt followed by a postdoc at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. After 12 years of independent academic research (University of Konstanz and University of Tübingen), he joined the Douglas Connect team in 2015. In April 2016, he was appointed Chief Scientific Officer.