Founders


 Syed A. Sattar, MSc, Dip Bact, MS, PhD, RM (CCM), FAAM

Dr. Sattar has been actively involved in research on all major classes of microbial pathogens for nearly five decades now. A major focus of this work is to better understanding the influence of environmental factors on the survival and dissemination of pathogens through water, food, air, municipal wastes and animate and inanimate surfaces. He also studies the use of safe and sustainable technologies for interrupting the spread of infectious agents in healthcare and other settings. Funding for his investigations has come from peer-reviewed sources as well as research study contracts. He regularly provides expert in-put to various national and international agencies and the private sector. He has an extensive publication record and has also delivered over 350 invited lectures across the globe.  Among the books he has written is the 2013 reference text Principles and Practice of Disinfection, Preservation & Sterilization (5th ed; Wiley-Interscience).


V. Susan Springthorpe, BSc (Hons), MSc

Ms. Springthorpe is a qualified biochemist and microbiologist with over 40 years of experience in industry and academia. She has worked closely with Dr. Sattar on several aspects of medical and environmental microbiology. Her contributions to the development of standards through the Canadian Standards Association are particularly noteworthy.