Dr. Nadim Shaath received his BS (Honors) in Chemistry from the University of Alexandria, Egypt and his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Minnesota. He joined the Chemistry faculty at the State University of New York at Purchase, where he became chairman. He served as the executive vice president and technical director of Felton Worldwide and then founded KATO Worldwide, Ltd. in Mt. Vernon, NY and Alpha Research & Development, Ltd. in White Plains, NY, and is currently its president. Alpha R&D, Ltd. is a research, sourcing and product development company in the fields of essential oils and sunscreens.
Dr. Shaath is a frequent speaker/moderator at many scientific meetings and is the author of numerous articles on essential oils, aromatherapy and sunscreen journals and publications. He is the author and editor of four books on sunscreens and ultraviolet filters and writes a bimonthly column in the industry magazine HAPPI entitled “The Sunscreen Filter”.