Our Ambition_

To translate the latest scientific discoveries on the negative effects of bad indoor air into mitigating, preventive policy to protect human health globally.

About Us

IAQS is a not-for profit society which aims to do more than provide technical science-based solutions.

We aim to connect, influence, and educate, bringing together committed and knowledgeable people worldwide, who can make a difference in the area of indoor air quality and to broadcast the results of our work to as wide an audience as possible. 

Knowledge is the key to wisdom and wisdom is the precursor to action – action that will in the long-term improve indoor air quality, and make millions of lives healthier, happier and longer.

Who We Are

IAQS is registered as a not-for-profit organisation which aims to develop an international network to influence and educate the debate on tackling the problems caused by bad indoor air quality

A network of International experts, both individuals and organisations who have a stake or interest in indoor air quality.

What We Do

The Association will support its purposes by :

LINKING | Public Authorities, Experts, Hospital & Healthcare professionals, non-healthcare professionals, regulators and other stakeholders.

ORGANISING | Meetings, conferences & seminars on air quality.

PUBLISHING | In the fields of professional and scientific practice. Increasing scientific, evidence-based literature in the field of IAQ.

TRAINING | Developing and organising training & certification programmes to support healthcare, and infection prevention specialists for use in different geographical regions.

ADVOCATING | For better healthcare and non-healthcare environmental hygiene policies and patient care.

PARTNERING | With like-minded Associations to pursue all IAQS goals.

NETWORKING | Facilitating the creation of networks & various platforms to exchange information.

ENCOURAGING | Fostering research & education activities on airborne contamination all in the broadest sense of the therm.

PROMOTING | The health benefits of healthier indoor environments.

Steering Committee

PROF DR. DANIEL BONN

CHAIR OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE

Prof. Dr. Daniel Bonn is the acting Director of the van der Waals-Zeeman Institute for experimental physics. of the University of Amsterdam. He is also Group Leader of the Complex Fluids Group, where about 60 researchers study the flow behavior of simple and complex fluids and solids. Before coming to Amsterdam, he was a CNRS research director at the prestigious Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, where he led the Complex Fluids group for many years. He published more than 300 papers on wetting phenomena, complex fluids, hydrodynamics, mechanics, triblogy and the statistical mechanics of glasses. Bonn is involved in a large number of industrial collaborations such as with Michelin, SKF and Unilever, Shell, DSM, Akzo Nobel, ASML etc. Bonn is also co-founder of the successful agro-food startup company GreenA that just received a Round A investment from a venture capital firm and now employs several people. His current research interests cover tribology, complex fluid rheology, hydrodynamic instabilities and of late the aerosol spreading of the Coronavirus. Titel: aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and what ventilation can do to prevent it.

PROF. DR. DUYGU PERÇIN

MEMBER OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE

Duygu PERÇİN graduated in Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine in Kayseri in 1992 and became specialist in Clinical Microbiology in 2000. Since then she has been involved in numerous research projects, national and international collaborations dealing with bacteriology, health care-associated infections, and sterilization.

Prof. Duygu PERÇİN is currently the Vice-Rector of Kutahya Health Sciences University and Head of Department of Medical Microbiology in Faculty of Medicine. She is also the Dean of Health Sciences Faculty in which every year hundreds of nurses, midwifes, and physiotherapists are graduated.

She is the President of DAS, Turkish Society for Disinfection Antisepsis Sterilization and Executive Committee Member of WFHSS (World Federation for Hospital Sterilization Sciences).

Prof. Duygu PERÇİN has contributed to a number of peer reviews, publications and book chapters in the field, and has been previously an invited speaker at several national and international scientific congresses.  

PROF. DR. AXEL KRAMER

MEMBER OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE

Prof. Dr. med. habil. Axel Kramer was the Commissary Director of the Friedrich-Loeffler Institute of Medical Microbiology of the University Medicine Greifswald as well as Director of the Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine of the University Medicine Greifswald before he went into retirement early this year. He is still active and associated with the institute. He has had a long lasting career in the field of hygiene and environmental science. He has helped found and worked with several organization and networks in healthcareHe is one of the founders of the German Society of Hospital Hygiene, has worked in the European interdisciplinary committees for infection control to name a few. He has written more than 500 papers in his lifetime and is a member of the editorial boards of several medical jourals such as, the International journal of hygiene and environmental medicine and the German Medical sciences, Hygiene and infection control.

Dr. CAROLE HALLAM

MEMBER OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE

Carole has been a registered nurse for over 40 years with 26 years as an Infection Control Nurse including Assistant Director of Infection Prevention and Control. Since September 2019, she has worked as an Independent Nurse Consultant providing infection prevention and vascular access advice, training and audit to a number of commercial companies and to NHS trusts.

Carole has held several roles with the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) including 6 years as a member of the Board including Honorary Secretary and England Country Lead. Working at IPS Board level has given her a national perspective on infection prevention and control. She was nominated and awarded honorary membership of the IPS in 2021.

Carole has published a number of journal articles including 8 publications during 2020/21. She is also a peer reviewer for three journals. Carole has presented at both National and International conferences on infection prevention and control topics and more recently has presented on webinars.

In addition, since 2005 Carole has provided voluntary support to hospitals in Romania. The support has included providing training and education, quality improvement projects, hand hygiene campaigns and the development of an infection control practical guidance book. 

Carole has been awarded five prestigious awards, IPS Practitioner of the Year (2013) award, Nursing Times Award (2015) for the partnership working in Romania, British Journal of Nursing ‘Rising star in IV therapy’ award (2017), the COPAC award (2018) for sustained support to healthcare staff in Romania, and the IPS Brendan Moore Award in 2021.