Robson Machado

Robson MachadoAssociate Extension Professor and Food Science Specialist
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
5735 Hitchner Hall, Room 346, Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: 207.581.3144


Dr. Robson Machado has statewide responsibilities in helping Maine farmers and food entrepreneurs develop safe foods, while assisting processors to address changing regulations when commercializing local food and beverage products.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Food Science
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2016
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Biotechnology
    Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina – Brazil, 2007
  • Bachelor in Biology
    Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Maringá – Brazil, 2004

Work-related Certificates:

  • Better Process Control School (BPCS) – Jun 2022.
    Low-acid and acidified foods– Purdue University
  • Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), 2021
    Preventive Controls Qualified Individual and Lead Trainer
  • Department of Food Science – Penn State, April, 2012
    Penn State Dairy HACCP Workshop
  • International HACCP Alliance, May, 2012
    Principles of HACCP for Meat and Poultry Processors
  • National Restaurant Association, May, 2012
    ServSafe Certification

Professional Organizations:

  • 2012-present: International Association for Food Protection (IAFP)
  • 2013-present: Gama Sigma Delta, The Honor Society of Agriculture
  • 2013-present: Phi Tau Sigma, The Honor Society of Food Science and Technology