Mustapha Sadiki holds a PhD in analytical chemistry from Université de Bretagne Occidentale (France, 2005) and has been a member of the Ordre des chimistes du Québec since 2008. He has more than 15 years experience in the field of analytical chemistry, beginning his career at Université Louis Pasteur (France) as a Teaching and Research Associate. After a Postdoctoral Fellowship (NSERC) at Environment Canada where he studied pesticides in the environment, Dr. Sadiki joined Centre ACER in April 2009 as a chemist before becoming Researcher and Head of Analytical Services, a post he’s held since April 2010. He leads research and development projects on maple product quality, and oversees the instrumental analyses required for the Centre’s various research projects. He also works with universities on special projects such as mass spectrometry and carbon isotope and NMR analysis. At Centre ACER, he’s combined efforts with maple industry stakeholders in the accomplishment of numerous objectives. In the area of food safety, he conducted a study on the presence of sulfites (allergens) in maple syrup and led others on plastic and formaldehyde residues and the causes of stringy syrup. Dr. Sadiki’s other achievements include the development of ways to quickly evaluate inverted sugar levels during processing and lead residue in maple syrup.
- Maple product authenticity
- Identification of new bioactive molecules in maple syrup
- Development of quick and reliable analytical tools and procedures that ensure the quality and safety of maple products