Faculty and Staff - Rodney J. Bushway
Phone: (207) 581-1626
Fax: (207) 581-1636
1977 Ph.D. Biochemistry, Texas A&M University
1973 M.S. Biochemistry, Texas A&M University
1971 B.S. Biochemistry, University of Maine
Professor of Food Science, University of Maine, 1988 to present
Department Chair, 1998-present
Director of the Sawyer Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, 2004 to present
Associate Professor of Food Science, University of Maine, 1984 -88
Assistant Professor of Food Science, University of Maine, 1978-84
Analytical Research Chemist, Phillips Petroleum, Bartlesville, OK, 1977-78
FSN 587 Food Analysis- Spring Semester Even Years
FSN 671 Advanced Graduate Seminar- Every Semester
Antioxidants in fruits and vegetables
Natural toxicants and pesticides in food
Analytical methods development of chemical constituents in food
Pesticide movement in groundwater
Natural toxicant levels in organic fruits, vegetables and milk
Determination of pesticides in blueberries
Quantifying the antioxidants in Maine elderberries used for medicinals and food products
Development and modification of advanced chromatographic techniques for the analysis of bioactive, nutritional and natural toxins in Maine food products
Analysis of pesticides in ground and surface waters
Crowe, K.M., R.J. Bushway and A.A. Bushway. Evaluation of ozone as a single and synergistic oxidant for improvement of chemical and microbial safety of lowbush blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium). Proceedings of Sustainable Agri-Food Industry Use of Ozone and Related Oxidants. In press
B. Kim, L.A. LeBlanc, R.J. Bushway and L.B. Perkins. Applicability of Pressurized Liquid Extraction for Melamine Analysis in Pet Foods with High-Performance Liquid Chromatography with Diode Array Detection. Food Analytical Methods, DOI 10.1007/s12161-009-9112-1, 2009.
J. Bolton, S. Collins, R. Smith, B. Perkins, R. Bushway, R. Bayer and J. Vetelino. Spectroscopic Analysis of Hemolymph from American Lobster (Homarus americanus). Journal of Shellfish Research, 28 (4), 905-912, 2009.
Byungchul K, Perkins, LB, Bushway, RJ, Nesbit, S, Fan, T, Sheridan, R, Greene, V (2008) Determination of melamine in pet food by enzyme immunoassay, high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection, and ultra-performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of AOAC, International 91(2):34-39.
Jarret, RL, Baldwin, E, Perkins, B, Guthrie, K, Bushway, R (2007) Diversity of some fruit quality Characteristics in Capsicum frutescens L. Horticultural Science 42(1):16-19.
Crowe, KM, Bushway, AA, Bushway, RJ, Davis-Dentici, K (2007) Microbial degradation of phosmet on blueberry fruit and in aqueous systems by indigenous bacterial flora on lowbush blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium) J. Food Sci 72:M293-M299
Bushway, AA, Buzzard, K, Camire, ME, Bushway, RJ (2007) Lowbush blueberry purees control lipid oxidation in precooked refrigerated ground turkey patties. Intl.J. Food Sci. Tech. Nutr. 1:39-47.
Member, Association of Official Analytical Chemists
Professional member, Institute of Food Technologists
Member, American Potato Association
Member, American Chemical Society
Member of the Editorial Board AOAC Int.- 2001-present
Faculty Advisor to Alpha Zeta – 1998-present
Fee for Services
Analysis of chemical constituents in food, soil and water.Those interested may e-mail email@example.com .
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