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Posted: February 12, 2007

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7. The physical and chemical properties for each UV filter are listed.

About the Author
Dr. Nadim Shaath received his BSc degree (Honors) in Chemistry from the University of Alexandria, Egypt, and his PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Minnesota. After three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry Department at the University of Minnesota, he joined the chemistry faculty at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Purchase where he also served as the Chairman of the Chemistry Department, and later joined Felton Worldwide, a flavor, fragrance and sunscreen company, as Director of Research.

Until 1990, he served as the Executive Vice President and Technical Director of Felton Worldwide where he also assumed full responsibility for the promotion of their sunscreen products. In his first year he managed to triple the sales of this Division turning the Sunarome brand into a multi-million dollar business venture that was sold later to Haarman and Reimer.

In 1990, Dr. Shaath became the President and Chief Executive Officer of KATO Worldwide, Ltd., a flavor, fragrance, sunscreen and essential oil company. In 2000 he founded Alpha Research & Development, Ltd., and is currently its President. Alpha R&D, Ltd. is a research, sourcing and product development company in the fields of cosmetics, sunscreens, analytical testing, fragrances, essential oils and aromatherapy.

Dr. Shaath is a frequent speaker and moderator at many scientific meetings, and is the author of numerous articles in chemical, flavor, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food and sunscreen journals and publications. He has represented the Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association (CTFA) on sunscreens to the FDA, and is an expert witness on several litigations in the Cosmetic and Sunscreen Industries. He is the editor of several books on Sunscreens, including Sunscreens published in 2005 by Marcel Dekker (Taylor & Francis).