James N. Seiber

James N. Seiber

James N. Seiber, Ph.D.

Position Title
Professor Emeritus

Food Science and Technology



Ph. D. Utah State University, 1966


Dr. Seiber's research interests include food chemistry, food safety, and health benefits of foods; analytical chemistry of foodborne phytonutrients and toxicans.  Environmental sciences; transport and fate; agricultural and environmental chemistry; chemistry of pesticides, industrial byproducts, and naturally occurring toxicants; chemistry of plant-derived poisons; risk assessment for chemicals in the environment; trace organic analysis; new methods for disposing of chemical, agricultural, and industrial wastes; human exposure analysis; food protection; biobased products from renewable resources; environmental chemistry associated with biofuels.

Selected Publications

  • Woodrow, J.E., Seiber, J.N., LeNoir, J., Krieger, R.I., 2008. Determination of MITC in Air Downwind of Fields Treated With Metam Sodium By Sub-surface Drip Irrigation. J. Agric. Food Chem. 56: 7373–7378.
  • Woodrow, J.E., Seiber, J.N., Miller, G.C., 2008. Acrylamide Release Resulting from Irradiation of Aqueous Polyacrylamide/Iron Mixtures. J. Agric. Food Chem. 56:2773-2779.
  • Orts, W.J., Holtman, K.M., Seiber, J.N., 2008. Agricultural Chemistry and Bioenergy. J. Agric. Food Chem., 56:3892-3899.
  • Seiber, J.N., Kleinschmidt, L.A. 2008. Healthy Foods Research: A Publication Strategy To Maximize Impact. J. Agric. Food Chem. 56:4283–4285.
  • Seiber, J.N. 2008. International Dimensions of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, J. Agric. Food Chem. 56:1-18.

Awards and Honors

  • American Chemical Society International Award for Research in Agrochemicals
  • Magnar Ronning Award for Teaching Excellence, University of California Davis
  • Elected Fellow, Division of Agrochemicals, American Chemical Society
  • Editor, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Extension of Knowledge Activities

  • Instructor of Environmental Toxicology “Analysis of Toxicants,” ETX 220